Earthquake & Divergent Week

Whoa! Last night was really crazy. At about 9:09 p.m. PST, I was baking cookies like I’d mentioned in a post earlier, when the room began to shake hard. Apparently, there had been a 5.1 earthquake close in my area in California! Scar-y, if I may tell you myself, xD

Alright. That’s enough about earthquakes 🙂 I wanted to tell you that Divergent Week starts tomorrow! So excited!!! Remember to stay tuned, and keep sending in those forms! 😀

-Mariah

Stay Crazy! 🙂

Peaches Review

Welcome back! It’s Monday, which means it’s time to do another book review. I know I may not be getting a lot of views on this blog, but I’m going to keep reviewing no matter what, so tell your friends to check this out, okay?

Before I start reviewing, I just wanted to introduce a new idea I’ve brainstormed. On Friday, March 21 to Friday, March 28, I am going to be hosting Divergent Week, due to the new movie of Divergent coming out in theaters on March 21, the day Divergent Week will start. At the end of Divergent Week will be a giveaway of Divergent (a PDF copy) to three lucky winners, and free PDF copies of Divergent and Insurgent to one lucky winner! That’s enough for now. A more formal post will be coming out soon (most likely next week), with the form to enter the contest.

Now on to the actual book review. I’m going to be reviewing Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

Peaches Rating: 8/10

Peaches was an amazing contemporary novel about friendship and fun, along with some sadness. All of the action kept me bouncing in my chair, flipping pages, and envisioning myself there along with Birdie, Leeda, and Murphy. Some parts, though, I felt a little bored and waiting for stuff to happen, and I didn’t feel like it was the best book overall.

Description:

Murphy’s a bad girl. She doesn’t listen; she doesn’t care what other people think about her. Being the smartest girl in her tiny Georgia town, she should. When a funny stunt lands her in trouble, she is sent to Darlington Orchard, the exact opposite of where Murphy would like to be during her spring break. Meanwhile, Birdie wouldn’t do anything to be away from her dad’s orchard, even after her mom leaves. But when she meets Enrico, a boy from Mexico who’s come to work on the orchard, her life turns upside down. . . And then there’s Leeda, a girl who has everything she could want except her mother’s love, and is forced to visit Darlington Orchard. Together, the girls find the bond of friendship through tough times.

My Thoughts:

I was really amazed at Peaches’ fun attitude and overall greatness. It really expressed the thoughts of friendship and sticking together even though sometimes there were arguments and quarrels. Sometimes I wish the main characters were real and I could talk to them and hang out, since they seem to have so much fun. Always, though, a great book has some not-so-great things inside. For instance, however, there were some points where I was eager to get a boring chapter done, or I just wanted to skip through an entire chapter (I didn’t) to find out what happens to the other character. I’m glad I didn’t do that, or I would’ve missed out on some other important things.

This is good for people who are

Peaches would be a good fit for

-contemporary lovers

-romance lovers

-people who like books about strong friendship

-almost anyone over the age of 14

Basically, . . .

Basically, Peaches is great for a fun, light, quick read. I wouldn’t use it if you want something really intense. Peaches would make a good book report book, if you are a fan of anything listed under “This is good for people who are” column. I feel like it would be a book to read during spring or summer breaks, something small and short to get into while you’re off, especially since the book takes place during the spring and summer.

Don’t forget to buy Peaches at http://www.amazon.com/Peaches-Jodi-Lynn-Anderson/dp/0060733071

Once again, thank you so much for checking out my blog and reading this review. Don’t forget to stay tuned for Divergent Week which should be arriving on March 21! A more formal post should be up next Monday, along with the requested forms for the Divergent PDF giveaway. As a tiny sneak preview, the book I will be reviewing next week is The Secrets of Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson to quickly finish off the series.

-Mariah

What did you think of Peaches? Leave a comment below!

P.S. I’m thinking of a little game or something to do during Divergent Week. What do you guys think of a Divergent Role Play? We’ll pick a character from the books and make a tiny role play/fanfiction about it!

Finished a Book!!

Finished The Dead & The Gone this morning. I’m planning a The Last Survivors (Susan Beth Pfeffer) Week for May 18, for the day in the books that the moon went out of orbit. I’ll review the books, we’ll do a “Moon Orbit Game” (still planning) and a discussion about the book/other stuff. How do you guys feel about that?