Monday, March 30, 2015

Review : How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love

How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly In Love
Ken Baker
 Running Press Kids
From Goodreads: Thick. Heavy. Big boned. Plump. Full figured. Chunky. Womanly. Large. Curvy. Plus-size. Hefty." To sixteen-year-old Emery Jackson, these are all just euphemisms for the big "F" word—"fat." Living on a Southern California beach with her workout fiend dad, underwear model sister, and former model mother, it is impossible for Emery not to be aware of her weight.

Emery is okay with how things are. That is, until her "momager" signs her up for Fifty Pounds to Freedom, a reality show in which Emery will have to lose fifty pounds in fifty days in order to win the million dollars that will solve her family's financial woes. Emery is skeptical of the process, but when the pounds start to come off and the ratings skyrocket, she finds it hard to resist the adoration of her new figure and the world of fame. Emery knows that things have changed. But is it for the better?
My Review:  I received this book for review from Netgalley and the Publisher.
                       Wow. I love this book. Emery is an amazing heroine, if she where a real person I would want to meet her. This deals with an issue every girl goes threw in their lives, and the pressure to be thin and (what others think is ) perfect. Emery growth during this story is heartwarming and encouraging. I was sympathetic and understanding to this character and love the ending of this dramatic tale .

Review : Dollhouse

Dollhouse (Dark Carousel #1)
Anya Allyn
The Studio, a Paper Lantern Lit imprint

From Goodreads : A spine-tingling Gothic Thriller

An abandoned mansion, deep in the woods. A dollhouse, filled with life-sized toys. A doorway into other realms. And girls who keep disappearing...

When Cassie’s best friend, Aisha, vanishes during a school hike, Cassie sets off with Aisha's boyfriend and their friend Lacey, determined to find her. Instead, the three teens fall into a carefully-laid trap—deep into the surreal nightmare and dark secrets of the Dollhouse.

Now, Cassie must uncover the mysteries of the Dollhouse and her own connection to it-- before it's too late.
My Review:  I received this book for an honest review from Netgalley and the publisher.

       Okay, I am not one to be easily scared, but reading this book in a quiet house at night is not something I recommend. This book will chill you and thrill you. I loved it. After finishing it I bought the second one on Amazon and going to read it when I need adrenaline rush. I was pulled into the story and it did not let go. The cliff hanging ending compels me to read more by this author. Another series for my shelf.

Review: The Prank List


The Prank List
Anna Staniszewski
 Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

From Goodreads : Rachel never thought she'd fight for the right to clean toilets, but she has to save her mom's business. Nothing can distract her from her mission - except maybe Whit, the cute new guy in cooking class. Then she discovers something about Whit that could change everything. After destroying her Dirt Diary, Rachel thought she was done with secrets, but to save her family's business, Rachel's going to have to get her hands dirty. Again

My Review:  I was given this book for review from the publisher and netgalley for an honest review.

    After everything Rachel went through in "The Dirt Diary" you would think she would stay out of trouble. Thankfully, for us readers, she does not. This was an amusing tale that takes us through the mind of a young girl who just want to help her mothers business any way she can. I read this book in one sitting because I wanted to find out what Rachel did next. A fun fast read with a delightful ending that makes everyone happy. I am starting the third book in this delightful series soon and can't wait to see what happens there.