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Not that Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

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I have read this book last night for practically 6 hours. I thought it was just a typical young-adult romance but to my surprise, it was not. It tackled some sensible issues about the identity and sexuality of stereotypical teens.

The story revolved mainly on Natalie Sterling, the goody two-shoes senior school council president, who was too uptight. As the story went on, she ended up hurting and disappointing her friends, the guy she liked, and her favorite teacher because of her irritatingly virtuous belief about sexuality (she is a feminist). She also confined herself in overthinking on how to preserve her reputation as the school president while her friends, her guy, and the school events were acting in a haywire, not knowing that she was one of the reasons that aggravated them. In the end, sex and love changed this girl.

 

Haha. I think that was a lame review. If you want to read the better synopsis – here it is..

SYNOPSIS

Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.

But life is messy, and it’s very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they’re no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up

being the boy you wants to sleep with yourself – but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.

Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices – and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.

 

photo and synopsis from http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

visit the author’s website :www.siobhanvivian.com

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Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

I have just finished reading Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins last night. It’s actually the second book of the Hex Hall series. The first book, Hex Hall, I read midyear last year. You just don’t know how I’ve longed for Demonglass’s release (OA?haha)

Well, you can’t blame me! The story is just so cute with demons, shapeshifters, witches, warlocks, faeries, and cute guys fighting over a girl. I got so engrossed over the book I felt how Sophie was feeling—caught between Archer, her enemy/boyfriend and Cal, the almost perfect guy betrothed to her to whom she might also have her feelings for.

Now that I’ve finished it, I ‘m dying to read the third one which I know nothing about anything. I tried e- mailing Rachel Hawkins in her website to tell her to speed up in writing.LOL. Let’s just wait for what she has to say. Cover Image

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Format: Hardcover , 368pp
  • Sales Rank: 149
  • Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

credits to www.barnesandnoble.com for the photo, product info, and synopsis

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The Clearing

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I have just finished reading The Clearing by Heather Davis two nights ago. Before coming across this book, I had lots of other romance books on hand but they failed to make me turn some more of their pages. I was glad this book got me flipping through its pages and I was able to finish it’s half in one night. The US 40’s touch of it got me and I fell in love with Henry Briggs.

Here’s the overview courtesy of Barnes and Nobles.

Overview –

The Clearing

Product Details
  • Pub. Date: April 2010
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Format: Paperback , 212pp
  • Sales Rank: 81,660
  • Age Range: Young Adult
Synopsis

In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever.

Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school.

Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him.

But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence.

In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny—a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Clearing/Heather-Davis/e/9780547263670