Monday, December 24, 2012

Greetings, fellow earthlings

Hey guys. Man, it's been forever....

I think I'm going to change it up a bit. Maybe stop joining every Clan site I see, keeping more to myself. I think I'm going to be less frequent, too. I have less free time than last year, and a little more maturity too. And self control.

Currently reading:

Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Current recommended books:

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Island of the Aunts and Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson

Holes by Louis Sachar

By the way.... I fired Umbreon. She's not coming back. Like, ever.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hello Again

I read all those books, as promised. I figured out that in between Fire Bringer and Fell, there's another book. It's called The Sight and it's by the same author as the other two. I'm too lazy to do all-out book reviews, so you'll have to settle with this, but in short, they are all awesome books.
Finding My Place was amazing and powerful, and I cried at the end. I advise the world to read it.
Fire Bringer, Fell, and The Sight were all kind of a series, Fire Bringer being about deer while the other two about wolves. They were extremely interesting and well written, and I was sad when Fell ended. I cried at the end of all three, as was predicted by my brother.
Animal Farm was downright creepy. I'm just glad I did this on my own time, not for school. Because I would be writing from a rubber room if I read it at school. Just kidding, but seriously, it was freaky. George Orwell is talented and insane. With great gifts come great mental institute bills.
The Agency was fresh and neat. It was a crafty idea, a female Sherlock Holmes school. The main character was cunning and witty, and along with a male character with a big part to play. Overall it was cool and girls from ages eleven to seventeen should read it if you're looking for awesome espionage and action.

So yeah. I also picked up three more books and they are called My Unfair Godmother, The Naming, and The Outside of a Horse. Waveclaw, you would like the last one. I finished the first and I'm starting the second, saving the third for last. My Unfair Godmother was really funny. I laughed a lot and gained a few helpful writing tips. Which reminds me...
 I'm probably going to be unable to update my stories a ton, so prepare for empty gaps.

The end.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Today I went to the library and picked up a whole bunch of books. I got Fell and Fire Bringer, both by David Clement-Davis, Finding My Place by Traci L. Jones, The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee, and Animal Farm by George Orwell. I've only started Animal Farm, but they all look great.

Also, school got out for me on the seventh and I can't wait for next year! Also one of my good friends is moving to another state over the summer......... and I'm really sad about that.
Spotsy out.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Few Book Reviews....

The Thief
by Megan Whalen Turner

I had to read this book for lit, circles and at first I loathed it. Mostly because the beginning was kinda boring and I hated the main character and I was being forced to read it. But as I got into it, the book really developed and I loved it.
It's about this guy named Gen who is sent to prison, but he's offered a chance out by the king's magus. (The magus is like the king's scholar.) The magus knows the site of this ancient treasure (it needs to be stolen) that can influence another country into (possibly) marrying it's queen off to the king, and the magus would love that. But the magus shouldn't underestimate Gen AT ALL, because Gen's temper, wit, and skill as a thief.

by Heather Dixon

This book was great. It was fresh (for it's time period) and awesome. Heather Dixon did a great job writting this and I would recommend it to everyone. It's pretty much a spin on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, but this time the girls fight back and there's more depth. I thought I would hate it because my sisters watch Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses (WORST. MOVIE. EVER) all the time. But I adored it. I think a lot of girls would like it.
So, the main character is Crown Princess Azalea, who's mother has recently died of a sickness that has been hounding the queen for years. The entire royal family goes into mourning, which is a period of time in which the dead person's family grieves for a year. Azalea's father, The King, won't stop treating Azalea and her eleven sisters like he doesn't care about them. Then one day, Azalea meets Keeper. Keeper is charming and handsome, and he offers the girls to dance in his magic pavillion while everyone is asleep. (During mourning, the girls aren't allowed to dance.) Azalea and the others trust him at first, but he isn't quite who he says....

No Passengers Beyond This Point
by Gennifer Choldenko

Amazing. This book was kind of confusing and very strange, but I loved it. It would be very hard to sum it up, but it's about three siblings who get lost in a place that isn't even on the map. If you love fantasy and bizarre everything, this book is for you.

Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror/Falcon Quinn and the Crimson Vapor
by Jennifer Finney Boylan

A book where a boy feels like he doesn't belong, I really connected with Falcon. I really liked it and was stunned when I ended the series. My friend told me I would love it, and he was right.
Falcon Quinn and his two friends Max and Megan find out their monsters and are sent to The Monster Academy in the Bermuda Triangle. There they meet other mosterous teens like banshees, mummies, werebears, Frankensteins, and a dragon. But something's not quite right. (No, duh. There has to be sonething wrong with a haven for monsters.)
My summary sucked, but everyone should read.

That's all I have for today, but I'm planning on stocking up on my reading pile at the library. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Green Angel

I just finished an amazing book called Green Angel by Alice Hoffman. Literally. I just finished it, like, two minutes ago. And I still have gigantic tears dripping down my face from the ending

Green Angel is about a fifteen-year-old girl named Green. Here's the synopsis on the book jacket.

Left on her own when her family dies on a terrible accident, fifteen-year-old Green is haunted by loss and the past. Struggling to survive physically and emotionally in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats to the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she begins to destroy herself, erasing the girl she'd once been as she inks darkness into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green can relearn the lessons of love and begin to heal enough to tell her story.

I cried about three times in this book. I suggest that everyone take a look at the story. I'm just going to let you know that it can get extremely dark.  But on the end, you will not only cry tears about what happens, but you will cry because it's over. I loved this book and I have OFFICIALLY added Alice Hoffman to my list of favorite authors.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Watching, waiting. That was my life. They were watching me all the time. They never leave me, like ghosts from my past. I knew what they wanted, but I knew enough not to give it to them. Waiting, watching. Being watched. I just kept my eyes open and stayed on my guard. I was being hunted. I was running all my life.
"Kassa," they whispered. "We know where you are."
But I ignored them. They never left me alone, and I knew they never would unless I faced them.

And I would rather listen to the whispers forever than face them.

I had no allies, no friends. No one to trust. I was on my own and I would be forever.
So follow me. Follow me all you want. Drive me crazy with your whispers and mutterings. With your taunts and your beckonings. You can't budge me. I will do whatever it takes to stay away; I will run forever.
And I know that's what I will have to do. I'll never have a moment's rest. Ever.
You don't have to leave me alone. You really don't need to. I can handle madness. I've handled it for eight years.