Book Review Policy!

(BOOK REVIEW POLICY!) I will review any format of books including e-books (even though I don't read them often.). I do not review adult novels & non-fiction. I do review YA novels in the genres such as Fantasy, Horror, Romance, etc.. I review self-published books as well. I also review *original* online stories (no fan-fiction please!), Thank You- Richard! (Contact me @ to send me your books! & Links to your work!)

Monday, September 27, 2010

BOOK REVVIEW: "Beastly" By Alex Flinn!

This has to be one of my favorite books! the storyline is awesome & the characters are great. I heard about this book in 2008 when I first heard about the movie being made & quickly sped off to Barnes & Noble to pick it up a few months after I heard about the book being available in my city. I bought the paperback and fell in love with it, the cover was simple yet beautiful and the POV (point of view) of Kyle was great. besides that the Disney version which is one of my ultimate favorite movies! <3 though after reading it I searched the web for the movie details and came upon it's IMDB page & found that Vanessa Hudgens was officially cast as "Linda" & I was like wait..... "Lindy" is a dorky, pale, freckled girl. Vanessa is beautiful and brunette so I was skeptic about her playing Linda. But I ended up liking the way she was portraying her on the teaser trailer. I was happy that Mary-Kate Olsen and Neil Patrick Harris were taking on the roles of "Kendra" & "Will". What I was sort of angry about was that they changed the maids name and appearance from a Mexican woman to an African woman that goes by the name of "Zola" in the movie and the fact that "KYLE" was no longer a BEAST he just looked like a guy with a load of tattoos and scars so I was pretty angry about that. Oh and they changed Kyle's alternative name in the book from "Adrian" to "Hunter" when "Adrian" in the book means "Dark one" so I didn't get that at all. I'm hoping the movie tells the story right without kyle being a beast and all. I recommend the BOOK to everyone!!! people say if you love "Twilight" read this but seriously it's not like twilight & has nothing to do with Vampires, so that's no reason to read it. it's simply an updated version of the fairytale told in a high society's teenage way. I give this book five V's (VVVVV) ***The V's are for the deVVour name of my blog which is why it says book reVViews. I use the V's instead of stars to add a little uniqueness <3

SYNOPSIS: A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly

Saturday, September 25, 2010

BOOK REVVIEW: "Uninvited" By Amanda Marrone!

So one day at the Library I picked up the novel "Uninvited" By Amanda Marrone & thought HEY! this seems interesting since I LOVE vampires & all. But after the first few chapters I got super bored & skimmed through most of it just to save myself from chucking the book across the room (Though I hate damaging books!). The characters were decent but the plot had huge holes and the story was too quick and the subject of teen drinking was overdone and super un-needed and could have survived from my eyes with a stronger storyline. Since this was Amanda's debut I will not hold anything against her because my debut happens to come out soon but it could have been way better. I give this book 1 V (V) **A Book better than this: "The Dead Girlfriend" By R.L. Stine!

Synopsis: Jordan's life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in. Jordan can't understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all, her life -- once a broken record of boring parties, meaningless hookups, and friends she couldn't relate to -- now consists of her drinking alone in her room as she waits for the sun to go down. Michael needs to be invited in before he can enter. All Jordan has to do is say the words... ("Uninvited" - Amanda Marrone)