I know everybody has heard of the fantastic Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. Well as everyone knows they are being made into movies also. New Moon is set to release on November 20, 2009. Also the soundtrack for the movie has already been released. If IM sya so the soundtrack has some awesome songs on it to. Here is the playlist:
* DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE — MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX
* BAND OF SKULLS — FRIENDS
* THOM YORKE — HEARING DAMAGE
* LYKKE LI — POSSIBILITY
* THE KILLERS — A WHITE DEMON LOVE SONG
* ANYA MARINA — SATELLITE HEART
* MUSE — I BELONG TO YOU (NEW MOON)
* BON IVER & ST. VINCENT — ROSYLN
* BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB — DONE ALL WRONG
* HURRICANE BELLS — MONSTERS
* SEA WOLF — THE VIOLET HOUR
* OK GO — SHOOTING THE MOON
* GRIZZLY BEAR — SLOW LIFE
* EDITORS — NO SOUND BUT THE WIND
* ALEXANDRE DESPLAT — NEW MOON (THE MEADOW)
:) enjoy, I know I do.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The other day my U.S. History teacher told me that I needed to read the book Jack Hinson's One-man War, and I did. I love Civil War books, and this one was a great one! Jack Hinson was became a terror against the Union Army, after they killed two of his sons. He was able to kill men with a single shot, and not get caught. It was amazing to read about how he was able to evade capture, and yet get revenge for his son's murders. I would go into more detail, but honestly you really just should read the book. Tom C. McKenney did an awesome job writing and recounting Jack Hinson's life. If you like Civil War books; then I highly recommend you read it! Also thanks to Mr. Joyner for telling me about the book!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I recently read the book Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines. All in all it was a pretty good book, but I hated sme things about the characters. I hated the character Allison. I thought she was a self-centered pain. I also hated the way she treated the character Lyn. I wanted to slap Allison. I also hated the name Uber. I mean, seriously, who names a character Uber?! I liked the plot though, and I was so happy when Allison finally got what she deserved. It made me smile. Even with those flaws, I liked the book and can not wait for a sequel.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
One of my favortie books of all time is Hangman's Curse by Frank E. Peretti. Hangman's Curse really makes teenagers think about how "clicks" in highschool really affect the students. In this book, a group of goths are picked on by the popular kids. The popular kids literally make the goth's lives a waking nightmare. Well the gothic teens, decide to get revenge, and have the upper hand for once. They take the legend of Abel Frye, a student who hung himself at the highschool and gets revenge for those who call on him, and make it reality. The kids who picked on the goths start getting sick and are on their death beds. Desperately, the school's principal calls in the Veritas Project. They are a family whose mission is to simply uncover the truth. What is the truth? Read Hangman's Curse and find out! Hangman's Curse is also an excellent movie which follows the book better than most movies do. I love this book, and read it again and again. I find it so intriguing how people could really be this cruel to people; simply because they do not dress the same way as them. It makes you think about how badly society judges people who dare to be different.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I recently just finished the book If I Stay by Gayle Forman. This book truly made me open my eyes to the fact that every decision we make impacts everyone. In If I Stay everything in Mia's life was going perfectly. A nice boyfriend, a talent for the chello, and an amazing family. Her toughest choice then was if she should go to Julliard should she be accepted. Then one day everything changed with one mistake. All of Mia's choices, except for one, are ripped away from her. Should she go with what is right or what is easy? If I Stay was a book that emotionally moved me. I absolutely loved it, and I highly recommend it to teenagers and adults alike. Gayle Forman wrote an entertaining, yet emotional story. The story line kept me hooked the whole time, and I can not wait for the movie since the book has such a hold over me.
Monday, September 14, 2009
This past week I just finished reading the book Meridian by Amber Kizer. This is the first book by her that I have read, and I would love to read more. I was entranced from the very beginning. Meridian is about a teenage girl named Meridian, that has felt out of place her whole life. Ever since she was born, her life revolved around death, because dead animals always appeared around her. She thought she was just a freak, until the day of her 16th birthday. On that day a car crash occurs in front of her house, and she feels excessive pain. Next thing she knows, she is living at her Aunt's house, along with a boy named Tens. While there, she learns that she is an extrordinary being, and why death always surrounds her. During this, Meridian and Tens also develop an interesting relationship, and Meridian learns that her and Tens have a profound connection. All that Meridian learns comes down to the ultimate battle of light versus dark. Which will win? Read Meridian by Amber Kizer to find out!