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Breckenridge, Colorado, United States
Braylin is... well, she's quite optimistic. Arabella... the quiet one, AKA, The Silent Assassin. Siren, the brutally honest one. Hero, the one with the swag. And we are here to say no book will be left un-BASHed!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some days I feel like an earth worm

you can only prove your manliness by eating a worm. ONLY. If you do not eat a worm, I'm afraid you are no man, or you are a Cyclops. I need a scooter. Who wants to lend me one? Please?
I thank you forever.
and ever

Friday, April 2, 2010


How is everyone? I'm in Verizon totally messing around on the laptop :j

Friday, March 26, 2010

SIREN'S top twelve books/series

11.The Immortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
10.The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen
9. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
8. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
7. The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy by Frank Beddor
6. Enthusiasm by Polly Shullman
5. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
3. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
2. The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti

1. The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti AND Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
I just couldn't decide which I loved more, so I chose both. Elizabeth Scott and Deb Caletti are my favorite writers up-to-date. Even though these books are my Top Eleven, these are my top WRITERS. They are consistently writing books that I love. Many writers claim to really know teenagers, but really it's like they have never even met one. Caletti and Scott really do get how teenagers act. We cuss, talk/think about sex, and most of all we have growing pains. Growing pains as in we want to try new things like; dying our hair purple, getting a lot of piercings and tattoos (both of which we will regret, but never at the cost of saying that's what I wanted when I was 17). But we have to restrain ourselves for fear of what our parents may think of these choices. These are the reasons why I always come back to Caletti and Scott.And when it becomes to much to bare, these Twelve books are there to read in my time of need.


Kristi is quite... unique. She dumpster dives for materials she uses to make her interesting outfits, has a cat named Minnie secretly living in her room, goes to a school that teaches life skills instead of history called Journeys, and, oh yeah, she can read minds. She loves her ability, although it can sometimes get annoying, like when her best friend Jacob is picturing her in ways she wished he wouldn't. However, it comes in handy when she gets assigned a project where her partner just happens to be the oh-so-popular, oh-so-desireable, yet not-so-smart Gusty, whom she has been crushing on not-so-secretly for years. Gusty's thoughts confuse her though, and between that and his gorgeous presence, the project is almost impossible to work on. As her life caves in, Kristi's loud-mouth, funny personality comes out. I couldn't put this novel down. Just like any other teen, she has issues at home and at school, and when the two come together, it creates quite a mess. The way she handles these things are amusing. This book would have been one of my favorites even if she couldn't read minds, although the mind-reading takes this novel to a whole new level. Gusty is kind of a dumb, typical heart-throb guy, which makes it funny that a witty unusual girl like Kristi likes him. I absolutely loved this book. The end of this book left me wanting more, but it wasn't so open-ended that it felt unfinished. Still, it makes me really sad that there hasn't been a sequel to this novel, at least, not that i've heard of. Anyway, this is an awesome book and I would recommend it to everyone!

Grade: 50/50 Reviewed by: HERO

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Last Universe by William Sleator

EEEEEK!! I just finished this book about 30 minutes ago, and man! if you are a science fiction freak like me you will absolutely love this book. This just boosted past my all time favorite book of Alice in Wonderland :) and became #1! This book is about quantum science. The one thing I found incredible was that this is all true too. Not the story, of course, but the facts about quantum science in it. This book is about a girl, Susan, and a boy, Gary who live in an enormous house passed down from ancestor to ancestor. In the beginning, we discover that Gary is sick; although the story never tells us what of, it goes on later in the book to state it's the quantum magic that starts all this. Gary is paralyzed from the waist down, and needs help getting around. His parents are extremely protective of him, and therefore they have his sister, Susan, take him everywhere, mostly his favorite place, the garden. However, Susan hates the garden and she has a weird feeling about it. She doesn't want to get in trouble though, and reluctantly takes her brother out every day. Little by little, they learn of their house's past. At first, they discover how their aunt drowned in the pond, and later they find out about the maze. They desperately want to know more, but there father is a closed book and won't tell them anything, saying it's too dangerous. Pretty soon, mysterious things seem to be happening. Giant lotus flowers pop up in the pond, taking up so much room, you can't tell it's a pond. Giant poppy flowers start to grow, very poisonous mushrooms start growing, larger, and larger. And to top it all off, the path to the pond seems to be changing course. On one of these days, Gary and Susan are off to the pond but find themselves staring at the maze instead. Intrigued, they begin to start forward, but when they see themselves start to dematerialize, they head back, scared. They must go back however, because the maze seemed to be strengthening Gary. So they do, and as you travel on in the book, you start to catch on how every time they enter the maze, the universe as they know it alters. When they come out each time, people change, landscapes change, sometimes, Gary and Susan see themselves in a universe and are forced to go back in the maze. This is a stunning book that's a little creepy, and you will find yourself captivated and unable to put the book down. You will love this book, as I did. It even has an ending that literally made me gasp and start to cry. 2 thumbs up :)
Graded: 50/50
Reviewed by: Braylin


Okay, I don't know what it was with this book but . . . I LOVED IT! It's concept was really weird, and usually with a book like this I put it down without a second glance. But it was Impossible to put down (yes I realize just how cheesy that was). Lucy, who was "raped", finds out that she is pregnant, and decides to keep the baby-even though she is 17. she also finds out, that she is part of an evil elfin-king-things, evil plan. This plan includes getting every descendant of his true love pregnant at 17, then he makes those descendants crazy. And the only way to prevent this is to do three impossible tasks before the baby is born. To help Lucy with these tasks are her foster parents and an old family friend, Zach. Well, we find out close to the beginning of the book that Zach is starting to feel a little tingly below the border for Lucy. But the question is does Lucy feel the same way for Zach, AND is Zach willing to be there for Lucy and her baby? I know it sounds really weird, but I assure you that it is a fantastic book.

grade: 50/50 REVIEWED BY SIREN

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Here's what Arabella's waiting for:
I absolutely loved Going too Far by Jennifer Echols, and I can't wait to get my hands on this!
title: Forget You
author: Jennifer Echols
release date: July 20, 2010
When swim team captain Zoey wakes up from a car accident with partial amnesia, she is torn etweeen the oy she rememers... and the one she doesn't.
posted by Arabella

Funny How Things Change

I absolutely adored this book. It's about a boy, Remy, a funny 17 year old mechanic is faced with life. He feels like his life is being tore apart when his girlfriend, Lisa, chooses to go to college in Pennsylvania. Well, until she tells him to come with her. Sure Remy has thought that thought, but he never really applied it. And to travel with his girlfriend, his one true love, well that would be a dream come true right? He sure thought so until he met Dana, a fun painter who showed him how maybe he wasn't in love with Lisa after all. This is a book about how when Remy thinks he has it all planned out, life proves him wrong and shows him something different. The setting was wonderful and something I could relate too, even though it takes place in the mountains of West Virginia and I live in Colorado. I loved how this wasn't your typical love story and that in fact it was a love story. The one thing I didn't like was that it was a relatively short book, and it only took me an hour and a half to read. I also don't like how it ends. It leaves you wanting more, and it doesn't explain whether Remy gets the "girl" or not. Clearly, this will not be made into a sequel, and that dissapoints me. I would recomend this book to people though. It's funny and warming; a perfect book when you need an hour to kill.

Rating- 38/50
Reviewed by Braylin