Sunday, January 30, 2011


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Friday, January 28, 2011

Moving Websites

Hey readers! I'm changing websites from blogspot to my dad's website colvilleblogger. I wanted to let you know that I won't be posting here anymore but I will be posting at, from now on.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

Title: The Chosen One

Author: Carol Lynch Williams

Stars: 4

Description: Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. That is, without question them much-if you don't count her secret visits to the Ironton County Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meeting with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle-who already has six wives-Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.

Oh my gosh, what can I say. This book is incredible and heart breaking. The Chosen One basically takes place in a Mormon cult and some of the things they do in a cult are horrible. In this book, a thirteen-year-old girl named Kyra is destined to marry her sixty-year-old uncle. The story is amazing, but you can't help feel sorry for these people. The characters in this book say that they are doing God's will, but everything they do in this book isn't God's will. It's really sad.

I'm really glad that I read this book because it's really interesting to learn about these type of people, and I'm happy that the book ended well. So I do recommend teens to read this book, but keep in mind that some of the parts in this book are pretty unbelievable.

But if you get past all of those things, the story is very well written and a great page turner. I read this book in six days.

So please, read this book, it's a good one!

Who is your favorite character? Well, there's not a lot of lovable characters in this book, but I would have to say that Kyra and Laura are my favorite characters. But I am a sucker for babies, so I loved Mariah, too.

What did you like about this book? The thing that I liked about this book is that Kyra knew that she had to get away, and also that the book ended well.

What's your favorite part of this book? SPOILER ALERT!! My favorite part in this book would have to be the part when the police arrive, the God Squad is arrested, and Kyra gets to be with someone that understands what she went through.

Romance: There is only a little bit of romance because part of the plot-line is that she falls in love with a boy her age but she is destined to marry her uncle. Her uncle tries to get her to kiss her goodnight, but she won't. She talks and thinks about how she can't let him touch her when they're married. Joshua and Kyra kiss a few times.

Violence: There is some violence in this book, not it's not gory. I think the worst scene was how they punish the babies just because they won't stop crying. They punish them by getting a big tub of ice water, taking the babies clothing off, plugging the babies nose and dunking them under a few times. This was the part that almost made me cry. There are a couple of beating scenes where the girls get beat up for disobeying the Brothers or Prophets. One character is shot and dies.

Drug Use: None.

Language: Just a few "what the hells."

Alcohol: None.

Other: When Kyra and her mothers go into town, they see a girl smoking. Talk of how any other clothing for girls except dresses that cover their whole entire body is from the devil.

This book is a best seller and has been recommend by some of my favorite and best-selling authors, so please read this book and become another person that loves this book.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Holes by Louis Sachar

Title: Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Stars: 5

Description: Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bas luck, so he isn't to surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boys' juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake. There is no lake- it has been dry for over a hundred years-and it's hardly a camp: as punishment, the boys must each dig a hole a day, fire feet deep, five feet across, in the hard earth of the dried-up lake bed. The warden claims that this pointless labor builds character, but that's a lie. Stanley must try to dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and fun, Louis Sachar weaves a narrative puzzle that tangles and untangles, until it becomes clear that the hand of fate has been at work in the lives of the characters-and their forebears=for generations. It is a darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment-and redemption.

This book is incredible. This is my second time reading it and the mystery is still interesting. Louis Sachar is an amazing author. This book is well thought out and it must have taken a while to think up this story so all the pieces fit together, but this author did it. I really do advise you to read this book. The mystery of this story will take hold of you until you finish the last page.

I haven't read a mystery book like this since the last time I read this book. The mystery is just so complex and it makes you gasp because everything starts to fit together at the end. So please, read this book, you won't be sorry.

Who is your favorite character? Zero has to be my favorite character. He is my favorite character because he is just so kind and has a good heart. And I'm glad that everything ends up good for him.

What did you like about this book? I think I've said it about a hundred times already, but the mystery is what I like about this book. But all the characters and settings are pretty amazing in this book too.

What's your favorite part of this book? Oh, wow. I don't know what my favorite part of this book is. I did really like the chapters in the book that had Sam and Kate Barlow in it.

Romance: There is no offensive romance in this book. There is one kiss, and a part in the book where one character is trying to make another character become his wife.

Violence: There's not really any violence. There is talk of rattle-snakes and yellow-spotted lizards and how one bite of a yellow-spotted lizard can kill you. SPOILER ALERT! There is also one scene where Kate Barlow gets pushed around by a man and his wife trying to get her to show them where her treasure is. And another where Kate Barlow gets bitten by a yellow-spotted lizards but it's not graphic at all. Zero also drinks some spoiled peaches and has really bad stomach cramps. Zero slams a shovel into a characters face. There is one fight scene that is a little graphic, just punches being thrown, no blood or anything. I know this may seem like a lot, but it was nothing. Just part of the story.

Drug Use: None.

Language: One "oh my god" and one "what the hell?"

Alcohol: There is one part in the book where the sheriff tries to get Kate Barlow to kiss but she won't because for one, she's not in love with him, and two, he's drunk. But that's only one very small part of the book.

Other: Mr. Sir smokes, and some talk about the the camp was abusive.

Please read this book. You won't regret it.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Title: Evermore

Author: Alyson Noel

Stars: 3 1/2

Description: After a horrible accident claims the lives of her Auguste. family, sixteen year old Ever Bloom can see people's aura's, hear their thoughts, and know some one's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school-but everything changes when she meets Damen. Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head-wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions then answers. And she has no idea just who he really is- or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she;s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

So, I really liked this book. For the story part. There was a whole bunch of stuff that I didn't agree with though. There was language, sexual things, violence, and alcohol. Other then that, this book is a lot like Twilight. But Twilight doesn't have any of those things, except an occasional "D" word and a little bit of violence. So if I was rating it on the story I would keep it at 3 1/2, but if I was rating it on how much bad stuff was in the book I would rate it at about a 1 1/2.

But if you get past all of those things, the story is very good. You'll be staying up late like I did to finish it.

Who is your favorite character? I don't really have a favorite character. But if I had to choose one, and get passed all the stupid things she did, it would have to be Ever.

What did you like about this book? I liked the story. The story was interesting but kind of hard to understand, that's why I read it twice.

What's your favorite part of this book? SPOILER ALERT!!! I do really like action scenes, so even though that the action scenes were a little bit to violent, I really did like the parts when Ever fought Drina.

Romance: There is a lot of kissing in this book. Even one part where they almost have sex, but it's not really descriptive which is the good thing. Another character is homosexual. Ever's little sister is a ghost so she can go anywhere and see anything without other people see her. There is also some talk of sex.

Violence: There are two scenes in the book where there is a lot of violence.

Drug Use: None.

Language: There is actually a lot of language in the book. There is about 3 "F" words, and almost everything below that.

Alcohol: In a part of the book, Ever finds out that if she is drunk she doesn't hear all of the voices or see all of the auras. She actually gets expelled because she gets caught drinking in school.

Other: Ever can see ghosts, read people's minds, and some other stuff, too. There is another character that can see ghosts and read peoples mind.

Even though there was some things that I didn't agree with, I still thought it was a good book and I will be reading the rest of the series.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Taylor Swift's Speak Now

Title: Speak Now

Artist: Taylor Swift

Genre: Country

Stars: 4 1/2

I have nothing but good things to say about this CD! I love Taylor Swift and I have loved all of her CDS. I really hope this one does as well as her last CD. So, if you love Taylor Swift as much as I do, you should defiantly get this CD!

Language: None

Romance: There is a little bit of sexual stuff just, "She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress."


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tigerheart by Peter David

Title: Tigerheart

Author: Peter David

Stars: 3 1/2

Description: Paul Dear is a good and clever boy, doted on by a father who fills his son's head with tall tales, thrilling legends, and talk of fairy-fold, and by a mother who indulges these fantastic stories and temper them with common sense, But Paul is special in ways that even his adoring parents could never have imagined. For by day, in London's Kensington Gardens, he walks and talks with the pixies and sprites and other magical creatures that dwell among the living-but are unseen by most. And at night in his room, a boy much like himself, yet not, beckons to Paul from the mirror to come adventuring. It's a happy life for Paul, made all the more by the birth of his baby sister. But everything changes when tragedy strikes, and Paul concludes that there's only one course of action he can take to dispel and the darkness and makes thing right again. And like countless heroes before him, he knows that he must risk everything save the day. Thus begins a quest that will lead Paul down the city's bustling streets, to a curio shop where a magical ally awaits him and launches him to the starry skies, bound for a realm where anything is possible. Far from home, he will run with fierce Indian warriors, cross swords with fearsome pirate, befriend a magnificent white tiger, and soar beside an extraordinary ageless boy who reigns in a boundless world in imagination.

This book is like a teen retelling of Peter Pan. I was kind of surprised at how different it was, but it was good different. I loved the way that the author, Peter David, used his imagination and created a whole new story for Peter Pan. There is the regular Peter Pan things in there, Caption Hook is Caption Hack and he has a sister named Caption Slash. Tinkerbell is Fiddlefix and there is an Indian Princess, too.

I did like this book. My mom had read it a few years ago and I finally picked it up and started reading it. In some ways this author reminds me of Lemony Snicket because the author always started talking in the middle of his book, but not as a character but just as the author. Do you guys understand that?

I really did love this book and I also loved how it ended.

Who is your favorite character? I really liked Paul and "The Boy" (who you can tell is Peter Pan). They were both two different characters, but I liked them both. I liked how Paul wanted to please his mom by bringing home a new baby girl.

What did you like about this book? I liked that it was unique and that all the characters where unique.

What's your favorite part of this book? SPOILER ALERT! I liked when Paul got his name, Tigerheart and I also like the part at the end of the book were Paul returns to his family and The Boy finds outs why the window was closed.

Romance: There is a little bit of romance, some of which I was really surprised by. SPOILER ALERT!There is one part in the book where The Boy is aging and the Indian Princess takes him into the tent and has guards outside and won't lent anybody in until morning. And when Gwenny (who you can tell is Wendy) and Paul go into the tent the next morning, The Boy is out of the tent and Princess Picca (the Indian Princess) is wrapped in a blanket with bar shoulders and bar feet. So you can kind of tell what was going on but the book never says what happens, that you have to keep it up to your imagination. But I was kind of disappointed about this part.

Violence: Well, this book is a lot like Peter Pan so of course there is a lot of sword fights. There is a lot of that, but it's not gruesome.

Drug Use: None

Language: There is a little bit of language but not to horrible. There is about 2-3 "D" words and I think one Oh my Go*.

But over all of this, this book was "awesome!"


Hannah Montana Forever

Title: Hannah Montana Forever


Rated: G

Stars: 3

First of all, I was kind of disappointed by this movie. I guess I misunderstood and thought it would have the last episodes of the whole entire season. So the first one was the only one I hadn't seen. But over all, I really did like how she revealed herself and I thought it was pretty good. Just make sure that the viewers know that this DVD is just a DVD with about 4-6 episodes where in each one she reveals herself to the world and her friends.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Just Something to Note

I'm sure most of you know that I do coming soon posts, but I only show one book review that is coming soon. But I do read more then one book at a time, so keep watch because there might be more reviews coming other then the one just in the coming soon post!

Also, if you have any books you would like me to read and review for you, go ahead and make a request because I will happily do it for you!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause

Title: Blood and Chocolate
Author: Annette Curtis Klause
Description: Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf? Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He;s fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would. Vivian's divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two
worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really- human or beast? Which tastes sweeter- blood or chocolate?
OK, so you can tell from the description of the book that I would think it was really good, right? Well, the story part of the book is fantastic, but I'm only 93 pages into the book and the language and the sexual content is really bad. So far, there hasn't been a downright sex scene, but there has been a lot of sexual things through out the first chapters of the book. The language is also pretty bad.
So you can tell that I haven't finished the book, but I thought I should go ahead and write the review and just let all of you readers know to be cautious of this book.