Thursday, August 11, 2011


SO for my first bit of this news. I thought I would share something not related to books or reading. I have started selling Scentsy. If you have never heard of it or were wanting to order feel free to check out my website if you have a facebook like my page Scentsy with Lesa-Symone. I am so excited to start this journey.

My second tid bit of news is that the book I am going to read next I have finally decided on it.


Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Monday, August 8, 2011



I have finally posted all those reviews I owed you. I would have posted them sooner like promised however, I ended up getting pneumonia and I believe my health was more an important.

I did notice that my followers is slowly increasing. I have decided to do a giveaway for when I reach 500 followers. I am currently at 297 so let's get it going. Be sure to refer my blog to your friends. TELL TO REMEMBER YOU REFERRED THEM because when I do my giveaway I will have a spot for that too.


Time to go pick a new book to read and review for you all.

--End of Story, Next Book!

The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur
Paperback, 336 Pages
HarperCollins Publishers
May 2011

Congratulations! You have been admitted to the most prestigious university in the world. Now what are you going to do?

Callie Andrews may not have money or connections or the right clothes, and she may have way too many complications in her love life, what with--

the guy she loves to hate

the guy she'd love to forget

the guy she'd love to love

and Matt
the guy she really should love

--all vying for her attention.

But she has three fantastic roommates (best friends or her worst nightmare?) and a wholesome California-girl reputation (oops) and brains and beauty and big, big dreams.

Will it be enough to help her survive freshman year at Harvard?


I don't typically read these type of stories but I thought "what the hell? Let's give this a try."

I should have just stuck with my normal books. This was just really hard for me to read because it was not my normal kind of book.

I did push myself through and read the whole thing. I felt what Callie felt. After awhile the story begin to grow on me however, at that point it was almost to the end.

There is another book in the series coming out or already out. I don't think I will be reading it.

Lovesick by Jake Coburn

Lovesick by Jake Coburn
Paperback, 228
Penguin US

Ted's drunk-driving accident has ruined his life. it cost him his basketball scholarship, ended his plans for college, and forced him into AA. but just when ted has resigned himself to his new life, Michael appears. the wealthy father of a bulimic Manhattan rich girl has a tempting proposition. He has agreed to pay for ted's college tuition, but there's one catch. ted has to secretly keep tabs on his benefactor's daughter, erica. A seemingly simple task, with only one minor problem: Ted never expected to fall in love.


The back of this book told me I had to read it. However, it did not tell me the writing style. I did quite enjoy the story line. It was just really hard to read because of the writing style.

I typically don't have an issue reading books with emails, text messages and instant messenger conversations. I find them easier to read however, this book was different. They didn't seem to be needed.
I think the context of this book is a very good context on drinking and driving, lying, and scandals. I just couldn't read it because of the way it was written. It seem to take me forever to read it.

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Hardcover, 480 pages
Harper Collins Publisher
January 2011

John Smith has just arrived in Paradise, Ohio, just another stop in a string of small towns where the 15-year-old has been hiding out from the Mogadorians. Those terrifying aliens are hellbent on destroying him and the other nine Loric children who have sought refuge on Earth. The Mogadorians are picking off the surviving kids in numerical order. The first three are dead and John's number is up. Will his Legacies, his defining super powers, develop in time for him to fight against the enemy? I Am Number Four is a breathless page-turner of a sci-fi novel that will have readers rooting for the teen alien who must unleash his fire power to save himself, his human friends, and the planet.

First let me say DO NOT READ OR WATCH THE MOVIE THEN DO THE OTHER. I did that and found the book and movie identical. I watched the movie first then read the book. At first I loved it but then about halfway through found it getting really dumb and fast. It is like the movie and book were made together. Everyone who sees a movie that was a book knows there are always differences and sometimes ALOT of differences, however, I did not see that with this book.

You are probably thinking well that is every book readers dream to have their book and the movie match up. However, I can say we are all smart enough to know it won't happen and we want to see the differences.

I truly did enjoy the story line and all that but I did not like the similarities between the two. I really had to push through the book just to finish it. For that I can not give it more than three stars.

Where She Went by Gayle Foreman

Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
Hardcover, 264 pages
Penguin Group (USA), INC.
April 2011

It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

I had been waiting for this book since I finished reading If I Stay. This time around the story is told from Adam's point of view. Instead of the chapters bouncing from hospital room to Mia's life up to the accident is bouncing from Adam being in New York to what happened to him after Mia left him.

You can really feel the heartache Adam went through when you read about those days. I found myself wanting to cry with him. When him and Mia meet up again and she tries to push him I kept wanting to scream "stupid girl be with Adam"

I loved this story just as much as the first one. I can't write much more about it in my review without giving away details. You shall just read it and find out.