Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OH. MY. GODS. by Tera Lyn Childs

If Phoebe Castro can keep her grades up and have another stellar cross-country season, her dream of attending USC with her best friends is only a track scholarship away. She’s made all her plans, so it’s a complete shock when her mom announces she’s marrying a mysterious stranger and moving them half-way around the world—to Greece.

Phoebe’s stuck on a secret island in the Aegean attending the super-exclusive Academy, where her new stepfather is the headmaster and the kids are anything but your average students—they are descendants of the Greek gods, super powers included. That’s right, Greek gods are no myth! If Phoebe thought high school was hard, she knows this is going to be mortal misery.

Securing that scholarship seems like Phoebe’s only ticket out of Greece, but training and maintaining her grades will be grueling, even without a sabotaging stepsister from Hades and a gorgeous guy—what a god!—who just might be her Achilles heel. One thing is for sure—summoning the will to win and find her place among the gods could be Phoebe’s toughest course yet.
The Greek gods get a makeover in this romantic odyssey of mythic proportion.

Moonlight Readers Review:
This book was something totally different and definetly worth your while if you enjoy greek myth and adventure!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Devilish by Maureen Johnson

The only thing that makes St. Teresa's Preparatory School for Girls bearable for Jane is her best friend Ally. But when Ally changes into a whole different person literally overnight the fall of their senior year, Jane's suddenly alone--and very confused.
Turns out, Ally has sold her soul in exchange for popularity--to a devil masquerading as a sophomore at St. Teresa's! Now it's up to Jane to put it all on the line to save her friend from this ponytail-wearing, cupcakenibbling demon . . .

Moonlight Readers Review:

I througholy enjoyed this novel, it involved a unique mix of supernatural, romance and friendships. The main character Jane Jarvis is put through the hardship of her friend Aly selling her soul. Maureen Johnson portrays her characters with many lifelike qualities that make the likable and easy to relate too. If you hae ever experianced a friendship gone bad in any way or feel tied by the reins of populaity,I highly recomend this read.

Memrable Quotes:

"This was true. I was named for Jane Grey, and my sister was named for Joan of Arc. Both great women of history - both met very bad ends. I don't know what my parents were trying to tell us with that one."

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Amazing Grace by Megan Shull

A Quick Synopsis:
Gorgeous teen superstar Grace Kincaid has it all- an electric smile, million-dollar endorsement deals, and blond cover-girl looks. But what happens when America's "It" girl doesn't want "It" anymore? And right there, in her custom-made Nike warm-ups, tears streaming down her face, Grace says the three magic words. Three simple words-and her new life begins. For the hottest girl on the planet, life's about to change.

Moonlight Readers Review:
This teen novel certainly caught my eye when I read the back cover, imagine quiting your studies to start a career as professional tennis player at the age of fifteen.Well thats exactly what Grace Kincaid did. We seem to have a distortated view on what fame really is and sugur-coat it by assuming it is a source of happiness.

Grace discovers how truley unhappy she is as a tennis superstar with million dollar endorsment deals and the title of teen "It" girl" and wants out. She decides to withdraw from th US Open and moves to Alaska with her mothers friend Ava. She discovers the true person that she is and sets up a new lifestyle.I found this book very likable and easy to understand what it felt to be Grace. This coming of age novel capture the honest emotions of a teenage girl going through
a very diffficult time in her life.

Memrable Quotes:
"Let the sadness flow out, too make room for the light."

Yesterday I was at the US Open and today I'm on the edge of Alaska hoping I don't wake up in the middle of the night and have to pee.That is so weird!

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