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
|Cover of My Horizontal Life |
by Chelsea Handler
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!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
|Cover of Firelight by Sophie Jordan|
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
|Cover of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins|
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.