Thursday, September 22, 2011

Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore

Being only half-vamp in a high school like Carpathia Night makes you a whole loser. But Danny Gray manages to escape the worst of the specists at his school. Thanks to genetic treatments he had as an infant, most people assume Danny's other half is human. Which is a good thing.
Ever since the development of synthetic blood – SynHeme – vamps have become society’s elite, while wulves like his father work menial jobs and live in bad neighborhoods. Wulves are less than second class citizens; once a month they become inmates, forced to undergo their Change in dangerous government compounds.
For Danny, living with his vamp mother and going to a school with a nearly all-vamp student body, it’s best to pretend his wulf half doesn’t even exist. But lately Danny's been having some weird symptoms — fantastic night vision; a keener-than-usual sense of smell; and headaches, right around the full moon.
Even though it's easy to be in denial, it's hard to ignore evidence. There's only a month until the next full moon, and Danny's time is running out.
Peter Moore speaks to adolescents in a voice that will have them laughing, set in a world that will get them thinking.

This is my sculpture of a Red Moon. In Wulf form, Wulves see a Red Moon. Because Danny doesn't have much time he goes to see his dad, a Wulf, to see what is going on. As time goes on he catches the attention of a girl and must hide his secret from her even though he really want to. Not to mention the whole vamp part of his school is going to mock him for the rest of his life he still has to worry about whether or not he should tell his crush if he is part wulf.

My Ratings-

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Voice: 5/5
Intensity: 4/5
Humor: 3/5

Average: 4/5 -or-  20/25

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone

Felicity's glamorous parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, Felicity hopes they won't leave her long. Her new Uncle Gideon hides things. Her Aunt Miami is star-crossed. And Derek, a kid her age, refuses to leave his room.

But Felicity needs Derek's help. Gideon is getting coded letters from Felicity's parents, and she's sure they're in trouble. Can Felicity crack the code, heal the family and save her parents, all while surviving her first crush? It's a tall order, but - like THE SECRET GARDEN'S Mary Lennox before her - Felicity's up for the challenge.

This is my sculpture of the letters that Uncle Gideon got in the mail from Felicity's Mother.

My Ratings-

Characters: 3/5
Plot: 5/5
Intensity: 5/5
Voice: 4/5
Humor: 3/5

Average: 4/5 -or- 20/25

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

Katherine Ann Stephenson has just discovered that she's inherited her mother's magical talents, and despite Stepmama's stern objections, she's determined to learn how to use them. But with her eldest sister Elissa's intended fiancé, the sinister Sir Neville, showing a dangerous interest in Kat's magical potential; her other sister, Angeline, wreaking romantic havoc with her own witchcraft; and a highwayman lurking in the forest, even Kat's reckless heroism will be tested to the upmost. If she can learn to control her new powers, will Kat be able to rescue her family and win her sisters their true love?

This is my sculpture of Kat's mirror. It originally belonged to her mother and has magical qualities. 
My Ratings:

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Voice: 5/5
Intensity: 4/5
Humor: 3/5

Average: 4/5 -or- 20/25

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy


When 15-year-old Enid Calhoun follows her boyfriend Wick to Maryland for a party, fearful that he might be intending to cheat on her, she finds herself sneaking on board a houseboat where Wick and his friends plan to have a wild night. But before the boys discover their stowaway, a hurricane strikes, and the teenagers are carried miles from the shore and shipwrecked. What follows is a harrowing, yet heartwarming, story of survival, as the teens battle hypothermia, dehydration, man-eating sharks--and along the way, confront their own deepest secrets, including their catalytic roles in the disaster.

My Thoughts

The characters were fine. I liked the idea of all the twins in one group of friends. 
The plot was AMAZING!! I loved all the twists and turns it gave out when you least expected them. 
The voice of the characters was not the best, it could have been more out there but overall it was good. 
This book was very intense, I was hooked by the title. 
There was a lot of Irony in this book. Enid was very hilarious.
The five ratings above say or explain that this book was absolutely an epic story.

My ratings:

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 5/5
Voice: 3/5
Intensity: 4/5
Humor: 4/5
Average:  4.0/5 or 20/25

My Overall:

My overall review for this book was A Quill!