Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Girl in the Arena

I was looking online for some more books to add to my already huge list of books to read when I came across a book called Girl in the Arena. The book is by Lisa Haines.

From what I've read the book is about a girl who's father is a gladiator and dies in the arena. His opponent captures some kind of bracelet, when he kills her father, which means that the girl must marry him. It's supposed to be a good read and similar to The Hunger Games. So I wouldn't mind giving it a try.

The reason I am posting this... and the reason that I want to read it now, is this. I was looking on YouTube, as I was recently told that you can find "practically every" book in audio book format on there. (FYI: You can't.) Anyways, I came across this video.

Here it is:

How can you not want to read it after watching that?

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Horizontal Life

Cover of My Horizontal Life
by Chelsea Handler
I recently read a book called My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler. This book is supposedly non-fiction, but I think a lot of it is exaggerated. The book is a recollection of a bunch of relationships/one-night stands that the author has gone through. Some of the stories are absolutely laugh out loud funny. While some of the stories are just plain disturbing!

This book is definitely a good read for anyone looking to have a little fun, and maybe even die a little bit from embarrassment. You don't need to think at all during this read. So if you're looking to just turn off your brain and enjoy one big TMI of a book then this is for you!

The Hunger Games Movie

So last night on the MTV VMAs they aired the first sneak peak of The Hunger Games. Which is coming out March 23, 2012. Here is the movie link.

Here is the teaser trailer/preview:

It's sure not much to go on, but from what I can see I like it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Cover of Firelight by Sophie Jordan
I Just read a book called Firelight by Sophie Jordan. I found this book to be a little bit repetitive and definitely for a younger (highschool age) audience. But I still had a lot of fun with it.

The story is about a girl named Jacinda, she is a draki. A descendant of dragons, though their true form is dragon they live their lives in human for and only shift into dragon form under the cover of the night sky. All of the draki live together in the mountain, hidden from the hunters. One day, when Jacinda takes a risk she is almost caught and killed by hunters. In order to protect her from the punishment of the pride she must flee. While trying to fit in with a school of normal kids, she feels her draki slipping away, and will do anything to hold on to it. The one person who brings it out in her is the one person who could also kill her. Will. Jacinda can't help but get close to him for fear that is she doesn't her draki will die and she will be human forever.

All in all, this book is a fun read. But i found that it was very repetitive with the whole 'I can't be with Will, but I need to be with him.' Every chapter she would change her mind. Although, the book ended with quite a cliffhanger, therefore I cannot wait until the second one comes out!

If you have some free time, and don't want a tough read, then I recommend this book. It was a really quick read.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Catching Fire

Cover of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
So I finished the second book from The Hunger Games series, by Suzanne Collins almost a week ago. It took me a while to finally write a post about it. The second book is called Catching Fire. And in my opinion, it is even better then the first. I think the reason I liked it so much more is that you already know most of the characters, so you don't have to spend time learning about them and you can get right into the good stuff. 

If you haven't read the first one, and are planning to I wouldn't read any further.

The second book takes place a few months after the first one ends. Right before Peeta and Katniss have to go on their victors tour. In the aftermath of the hunger games things pretty much go back to the way they were. Except that Katniss and Peeta are set for life. With riches beyond their needs. And with Gale now working at the mines six days a week, Katniss hunts alone. Without their even knowing they have become the leaders of sorts to a rebellion going on all throughout Panem. This years hunger games will be it's 75th one, therefore it is a quarter quell. Every 25 years the game makers put a twist on the game, just to emphasize that the districts are powerless. In past years they have doubled the amounts of tribute, and had the districts vote who should go in. 

Any guesses on what the twist to this years quarter quell will be?

I really loved this book. I really recommend reading the first book and continuing on to read the second. I lose myself in these books. I stayed up two nights in a row until 5 am just reading! I literally could not put it down! 

Unfortunately I have to wait for my friend to finish reading the 3rd book before she is going to lend it to me. She is even going to lend it to me on her E-reader! So I'm pretty excited to give that a try, to see how I like it.