Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review of Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman

Vintage: A Ghost Story is a young adult novel written by Steve Berman. This is a stand alone novel.


this is only the second ghost story i've read, the first being Anna Dressed in Blood. and this one was pretty good. not as great as Anna but still enjoyable.

THE MAIN CHARACTER, who's name is never given, is a gay teen who discovers that he's a medium of sorts and needs to put a beautiful ghost that is haunting a local highway to rest. i really liked the voice of the narrator. he was charming, funny, and most of all relatable. throughtout the whole book i wanted him to find a boyfriend and to give the good looking ghost some RIP.

THE GHOST JOSH. i could not stand him. from the first time he appeared i knew he was no good. a ghost that's good looking and seemingly vulnerable? he is an agent from hell and you need to watch out.

TRACE, the best friend was so good. she was totally believable as a best friend who would be by your side no matter what. i felt awkward right along with her when SPOILER(the brother mike and the main character got together).but she handled it with grace whereas i would have flipped the fudge out.

overall i'm glad i took the time to read this, even though it was for one of my bookclubs. Book rating is 3.5 stars.

Review for Fever by Lauren DeStefano

Fever is a young adult book that is the second installment in the Chemical Garden series written by Lauren DeStefano. The first one is called Wither and the final book in the trilogy is called Sever and will be released in early 2013.
ok...so what happened here? the storyline and the characters completely fell off from the first novel. how could a series have gone from a 5 star book and one of my favorites to a mediocre ya book. let's start with the characters.


RHINE

in the first book Wither, rhine was such a great person. i felt her pain for being kidnapped and sold to a husband. i felt her determination when she decided she was getting the hell outta there to reunite with her twin brother rowan. i felt her struggles when she was trying to make sense of her feelings for gabriel. and i felt utter joy when she and gabriel managed to escape.

but cut to this book, the second one, the one that should blow my mind even further. it did nothing for me. i actually found myself skimming over some parts because i was bored outta my mind with rhine. she became...a little bit like bella from Twilight. so whiny and weak and dependent. you just escaped from the mansion of torture and death and this is the person you've become? i don't understand it at all. i was actually kinda glad when SPOILER (rhine is taken back to linden's house) because then maybe for the third book, she would be the character i had grown to love.


GABRIEL

no real thoughts on him from the first book. he was just a typical romance interest that had no depth to him. but in this book he kinda grows on me, like fungus. the only time he was interesting was when him and rhine were at the circus and in the back of the truck (insider).


EVERYONE ELSE

no thoughts except they were either annoying or not as annoying as some other characters.


STORYLINE

i really couldn't tell you what happened in this book except some bad some happened and then some more bad stuff. but none of the bad stuff had any reason to it. it seemed like just a way for rhine to deal with more crap on top of the crap she already has to deal with. i would have liked for this book to develop rhine's relationship with gabriel but nothing substancial took place between them.

of course i will be reading the last book Sever because i am invested in this series. but it better be great. i mean even better than the first book, because this one just did not do it for me. so the rating i give this book is 3 STARS.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Transferred


i used to work at one place. now i work at another. i did not ask for this transfer. it just happened. one day i was working with people that i had been working with for almost a year, the next i'm told that i'll be working with brand new people on the other side of town. and why? for no apparent reason.

i am all for change, when it's necessary and welcomed. but this foolishness is just stupid and dumb. i mean i don't drive and it's literally on the other side of town to me. it's an hour on the bus. and out of my way. and completely pissing me off.

this isn't what i want this blog to be about but for this moment it's acting like a diary for me. next post will be about movies or books or tv. but for now i just wanna whine about the crap you deal with when you have a job that has people above you who are out to get you.