Monday, August 5, 2013

Book Review: The Rules for Disappearing

Book Review: 

The Rules for Disappearing
By: Ashley Elston

General Information: 
TitleThe Rules for Disappearing
Author Ashley Elston
Copyright Date - 2013
Genre Young Adult
Pages - 320
Price - $16.99
ISBN – 9781423168973

Synopsis – “She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.
Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters

Cover – This cover was amazing! I really think it went perfectly with the book; even before you read it. One of the biggest draws that I loved is that they don’t show her face – Foreshadows a lot!

Theme – The theme is that you need to keep close to who you are. At the end of the day all you have is yourself.

Point of View – This is written by the point of view of the main character which is Meg. She is very brave and always puts others before herself.

Intended Audience-  Young adults

Author style – I feel like the author liked to build up emotion and then bring out a new twist but the way she did it was the best I’ve read in a while. She didn’t take forever to show something so the shock was fresh every time.

Characters – The main character was Meg- she was a teenager that was in witness protection. Like I said before she was such a genuine person that put everyone she cared about before her. Her mother was a drunk; it seemed like she was trying to let things go but some things she just couldn’t get away from. Her father was like the stereotypical father- the protective guy that likes to show how strong he is and put up a front to help everyone else. Ethan was the ‘love interest’ and he was my personal favorite character! He was also such a genuine person which is why I think they were perfect together. One of his biggest and best personality traits was how trustworthy he was.

Plot – The plot was really exciting. Yes there were some things that I thought they should have either talked about it less or took it and made it into something more. Most books have the twist at the end that most people always see coming but there were many things that the reader really didn’t see. This ending even made you see and realize some things that happened within the story that people didn’t really see. The characters seemed to make the setting and plot come alive. The author has a real talent to make everything in the book connect and actually seem like you were right there within it.

Setting – Set in Natchitoches, Louisiana; a small but close town.

My opinion – This book was the first witness protection book I have read and I really loved it. I had never read anything by this author and I can’t wait to read something else. Like I had said before I liked how everything interacted with everything else – everything seemed to bounce off of all the different walls within the book. The other thing that I really loved was that after some of the twists were shown the author proceeded to go into the ‘past’ of the book and tell how they got there and all the details that the reader wanted to know.

Qoutes – “To say it was a bad day would be like saying the Titanic had a little accident” – Ashley Elston; The Rules for Disappearing

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Would you recommend this book? -  Yes!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Review: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

Here is my first full length book review...I hope you like it. If there is anything you think I should add please comment or email me about it at

Book Review: 
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
By: Kat Rosenfield

General Information:
Title- Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
Author- Kat Rosenfield
Copyright date – 2012
Genre – Young Adult
Pages - 279
Price - $17.99
ISBN – 978-0-525-42389-8

Synopsis: “Becca has always longed to break free. Free from her backwater hometown. Free from its small-town gossip and dead-end lives. But the horrifying discovery of a dead body—an outsider, Amelia Anne, battered and broken—on the morning after graduation sends Becca into an unexpected tailspin. As the violence of the real world creeps close to home, Becca retreats, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life. The details of Amelia Anne’s final, harrowing moments play out against Becca’s own out-of-control summer as Becca’s and Amelia’s parallel stories twist the reader closer and closer to the horrifying truth in this emotionally arresting, sexy, and raw debut from dazzling new talent Kat Rosenfield.”

Cover- The cover is very original and nicely done! Very simple but actually works for the book at the same time. I am totally in love with it!

Point of view- This is written in the point of view from both Becca and Amelia Anne. I liked that they would switch the narration between them every other couple of chapters. It was a good tie in to see a little back story to Amelia Anne. It’s important when the whole book is supposed to be about how their two stories intertwine.

Intended audience- The audience is the young adults but it seemed to be more geared towards older teens but not entirely new adult.

Author style- Some of the great things about her style was that she has a lot of originality with the plot of her story; the moving between worlds has been used a lot though. One part of her writing that I didn’t like was that almost all of her male characters were not good people. But in all I really liked her writing style and it seemed to flow very nicely. The only thing I think she could have done better was to somehow show us when the time periods changed like with a different font or something.

Characters – These characters were all very naive and didn’t really seem to grow throughout the book. Becca seemed to be in her own world the whole time and not really sure of herself. Like I have said before the male characters were all horrible people – I didn’t like any of them one bit! I would have loved to see more character development by the end of the book.

Plot – Its starts off great; makes you really not want to put it down but I found that as I read on it got to a point where it really slowed down. I felt like it was very slow moving and nothing happened for a long time then by the end I was in love with it again.  The prologue was one of the best starting points in a book that I have seen in a while, it started off really strong. Another part of the plot that was great was when they found Amelia’s body and the vocab throughout the book; “Breakable bones, the tiny phalanges and brittle carpals, splayed and splintered in the gravel.”

Setting- In a tiny town called Bridgeton where everyone knows everyone else. It is a very ‘clique’ kind of town; wither you are in or out of the people of the town. Having the stress of this really hurt Becca and gave her a lot of inner turmoil.

My Opinion- I believe that this book had a great beginning and great ending, the middle could have been a little bit more. The only reason I say this is because it seemed like the book came to a point where there was nothing really going on and some of the little things would have been able to be deleted and still been great. The vocab was amazing although and described everything within the book extremely well. When I first started this book I never thought it would end the way it did. The journey it took to get to the ending was one of the best I have been on in a while. It did feel like the story within ‘Amelia Anne’s’ chapters was much more interesting.

Quotes - I have learned that knowing where you’re going means remembering where you’ve been. I’m not afraid of what lurks behind me, or ahead.
Kat Rosenfield, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
My heart- which had always yearned for a bigger life, which had always been in love with leaving- would lead me away from him when the time came
Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lovin Life!

Hey Readers -

 I'm not sure if you know but I am on vacation until the 16th. I have been down here in Florida since the 6th. I was in Lehigh Acres for a week and didn't really like it (for many reasons) so my parents loved me enough to take the 3 hour trip up to Orlando to our timeshare at the Hilton Honors Resort Club! This is what I had wanted all along.
If you would like me to do a vacation blog post all about that and with pictures I will, just comment below!

I have done a lot of reading, I will be finishing my 4th book and starting my 5th one tonight. I had brought 8 with me and then of course ended up buying a shit ton! I have to put them all in a whole other suitcase.
I finally found a 'Books-a-Million'!!!! I have heard all of you booktubers talking about this great store and finally saw one and had to stop! I fell in love the minute I walked in. I bought a lot there including some Big Bang Theory things because I just had to.
Of course I will put a whole big blog post of all the books i got and some new reviews but for right now i want to enjoy my vacation :)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Starting A New Project!

Hey Everyone!!

So...I put it in my latest YouTube video ( but I am starting a Book Journal!
I decided to get a small notebook and decorate it with some stickers and start keeping my notes/quotes from the books I'm reading in it!
A lot of people will write in their books or put post it notes on the edges but to me it defaces the book but please dont think that just because I think that; that its wrong because I believe everyone has their own style and rocks it! I just thought that maybe this will help me remember the little things that I really want to remember. I am also keeping a list of books I want and books I've read in it so I can always remember and keep adding.

What do you do to remember the little things?? Comment below because I would love to know!

Vacation time!

Hey Everyone!

So I am going on vacation in about 6 days and I got a whole bunch of books from the library to read from now til I get back! I am so excited to read them!!
Right now I am reading 'October Mourning' by Leslea Newman and 'The Rules for Disappearing' by Ashley Eslton.

Heres a list of what books I got:

October Mourning by Leslea Newman (short poems)
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge (graphic novel)
Everyday by David Levithan
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Graphic novel)
Hooked by Liz Fichera
As nature made him; the boy whowas raised as a girl by John Colapinto
Freaks and Revelations by Davida Wills Hurwin
The Unbecoming of Maira Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Accidental Genius of Weasel High by Rick Detorie (graphic novel)
Great Speeches on Gay Rights by (edited) James Daley
Smart girls get what they want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
Bully by (edited) Lee Hirsch & Cynthia Lowen
Me and Earl and the dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
The summer I became a nerd by Leah Rae Miller
Stonewall by David Carter
Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown

I cant wait to read these!!! If you want me to do a full review on anything just comment or email me at