Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review: Passion

Title: Passion
Author: Lauren Kate
Date Released: June 14th, 2011
Pages: 420
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .
Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.
Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.
Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series.

Passion definitely had a lot of information.  The third book in the Fallen series went through the history of Luce and Daniel... Like literally. 

Torment leaves you off with Luce wanting to find out why Daniel keeps falling in love with her and if it's really and not just influenced by the curse.  Passion really explores that but for some reason, I felt like something was missing, or that it just seemed to go on with no point almost because you know that Daniel loves her because of who she is and not because of some curse, so, in a way it kind of shows that Luce is a little untrustworthy and doesn't really believe in Daniel.

We are also introduced to a new character, Bill, who was really annoying, and I probably would have like strangled him or something.  Although, he kind of reminded me of a gargoyle from some Disney movie... I can't quite remember. 

But, Lauren Kate throws a big twist in the ending at you that you don't see coming.  Like, at all.  Now I see how it'll carry on into the next book, and why it's called Rapture, and it will make a nice transition.  I'm really excited to see how the series will end since Kate threw in something new. 

I loved the history though.  It was a really unique touch and really added a lot of imagination into the book.  Being able to see into Luce's past lives were really cool and I gotta say that the Chinese part was the best... But I could be a little biased ;)  I also found it really interesting that time periods that Kate chose were very momenumental and historic time periods.

Overall, Passion really explored the history between Luce and Daniel, but sometimes, the plot just seemed to drag on and on, and it got a little bit repetitive because you already knew that Daniel loved her not because of some stupid curse.  The whole history aspect was really cool though.  If I would recommend it... I'm not so sure.  If you like history, then go for it.  And if you want to find out what happens in the end that's absolutely shocking, then give it a try.  I definitely can't wait until Rapture comes out to see how Kate will wrap up the series!

Cover Review:
I actually only find the cover ok :|  I think it's the pink cloud that doesn't really fit in with the cover, in my opinion.  But other than that, I really like it.  It fits with all of the other books in the series!

Cleo :)

*Description and cover from
**Review copy purchased.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wating on Wednesday (29)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, which is brought to you by Jill at Breaking the Spine! This meme is where you can post about what book(s) you're really look forward to.

This week, I absolutely can't wait for... 
  The Future of Us

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.

Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.

Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.

Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.
I loved Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, but I haven't read anything by Carolyn Mackler, yet.  I guess I'll have to change that soon!  It definitely sounds really interesting, especially with the whole Facebook thing since that has become such a big thing today.  I'm definitely excited for when this comes out Novermber 21st!

What are you waiting for this week?

Cleo :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Double Review: Perfect Chemistry & Rules of Attraction

Titles: Perfect Chemistry; Rules of Attraction
Author: Simone Elkeles
Dates Released: December 23rd, 2008; April 13th, 2010
Pages: 360; 324
Ratings: 5 out of 5; 4 out of 5

Perfect Chemistry:
A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.  In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

Rules of Attraction:
When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

LOVED PERFECT CHEMISTRY AND RULES OF ATTRACTION WITH SO MANY WORDS THAT I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT!  Perfect Chemistry is definitely right up there on my favorites list with Anna and the French KissRules of Attraction was pretty amazing as well.  They were both a little corny and definitely predictable , but they were also really sweet and cute reads that anyone would be able to breeze through.

In Perfect Chemistry, you can definitely see the chemistry building between Brittany and Alex.  They go from absolutely hating each other, to eventually falling totally in love and it's really cute when they do.  When Brittany breaks up with her then boyfriend, Colin, it was a major relief since you really couldn't see it going anywhere.  And they kind of seemed awkward when they were together. 

I also loved that both of the main characters had their imperfections.  For Brittany, it was her dysfunctional family and disabled sister who she loves with all her heart (and I absolutely adore her for that) that were her imperfections, while for Alex, it was his involvement in gangs. 

In Rules of Attraction, it almost mirrors Perfect Chemistry, with Kiara and Carlos absolutely not being able to stand each other, and then falling in absolutely love with each other.  They also had their little imperfections, too, like when Kiara stutters and the fact that she's not the most social or popular girl at her school, and with Carlos' sort of bad boy attitude towards everything.  The reason why I didn't like Rules of Attraction as much as Perfect Chemistry was that I didn't really see that attraction develop with seriousness.  And, it was pretty much random.  You just see Kiara and Carlos going from taunting each other to just suddenly throwing themselves at each other.

Elkeles really brings in the harsh reality of being committed to a gang and some of those scenes were really intense and vivid.  She also really brought a lot of hilarity into the novel through the characters.  It's absolutely funny in the beginning.  I also liked how you got the perspective of both characters throughout both novels because then you get an insight into how both of the characters felt about each other and how those feelings developed.

Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction were both really great books to feed my current craving for contemporary novels!  They were both absolutely addicting and, well... I've fallen in love.  I definitely can't wait until I can get my hands on Chain Reaction!  Elkeles really takes the meaning of star-crossed lovers to the next level through these two novels by drawing in the two separate worlds of totally different people, together.  If you're looking for a romantic contemporary novel, then definitely give Perfect Chemistry a try!

Cover Review:
This covers are actually okay.  I guess it kind of fits the contemporary genre because of the photo of the two people, and the one for Rules of Attraction is actually pretty cool.  I think that I just feel like they could have done something cool with like, the font. 

Cleo :)

*Description and covers from
**Review copies borrowed from a friend.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (28)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, which is brought to you by Jill at Breaking the Spine! This meme is where you can post about what book(s) you're really look forward to.

This week, I absolutely can't wait for... 

                                                Someone Else's Life

Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale
Coming out on April 12th, 2012

When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all... Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own - one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all...
This is really different from what I usually read, but it sounds really interesting!  I also really like the cover, even though it looks pretty somber.  I love the doodles too!

What are you waiting for today?

Cleo :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Review: Clarity

Title: Clarity
Author: Kim Harrington
Date Released: March 1st, 2011
Pages: 242
Rating: 4 out of 5

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?

This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.

Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.

And a curse.

When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case - but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother - who has supernatural gifts of his own - becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

Clarity was a pretty short book, but Kim Harrington was able to jam a lot of information and keep everything short and to the point. 

Clarity was very much a mystery because Clare, the main character, has to solve the murder of an innocent girl... Using her awesome power: Being able to see things when touching an object.

I loved the whole mystery aspect and tying it in with psychic powers to help solve the mystery, which probably made it a whole lot easier to solve the murder.  But then there were the minor setbacks, like her ex-boyfriend, Justin, and the detective's totally gorgeous son, Gabriel. 

Clare was awesome.  She was stubborn, which kind of made her and the book funny, and wasn't all that annoying as some characters in the YA genre can be when they're kind of chasing after a boy.  She also had the voice of a teenager.  I loved her brother, Perry.  I liked his name and I how he was like the overprotective brother, always there to look out for his little sister, even though he was a player, which I couldn't really see because he seemed like a really nice guy. 

Towards the end, it got really suspenseful and I was really in for a thrill as Clare and her little team got closer to solving who the murderer was.  It was pretty shocking and a little unexpected.  I definitely did not see it coming.

I really liked Clarity and it was definitely really unique!  I liked the whole idea of a mystery with a paranormal twist.  It was really cool :)  I'll definitely be looking forward to Perception when it comes out!

Cover Review:
I really like this cover.  It has this calmness surrounding it, and reminded me of the ocean because of the birds in the background and the blue at the bottom, which was what pretty much reminded me of the ocean.  Even though it's a pretty eye-catching cover with it's soft colors, it doesn't really like it would be the cover for a mystery novel.

Cleo :)

*Description and cover from
**Review copy bought.

Mini Challenge: The Lucky Number 7

Today's mini challenge is hosted by Jessi at The Elliott Review!

I really like today's challenge because it's really unique.  I have to go to the 7th page of the book that I'm currently reading, then find the 7th word on the page, then find a picture that describes the word.  Interesting, right?  I don't think that I've ever had a challenge like this one before!

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

7th word on the 7th page:

Randomly selected picture:

I really like this hand picture.  I thought it was cool :D
Cleo :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mini Challenge: Top 5 Books of 2012

Over at Princess Bookie, Cindy is doing Contest Craze again!  And to prepare for that, she and other bloggers are hosting mini challenges :)

Today's mini challenge is to list the top 5 books that you are looking forward to being released in 2012!

All of these are in random order.

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
    Release Date: May 2012
2. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
    Release Date: March 6th, 2012

3. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
    Release Date: January 3rd, 2012

Everneath (Everneath, #1)

4. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
    Release Date: January 10th, 2012

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)

5. Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
    Release Date: January 24th, 2012

And I can't believe that the cover for Insurgent came out!  It's definitely really awesome and I'm glad that they didn't change its style from Divergent because I like all of my book covers matching. 

Cleo :)
I haven't really done my research yet on all of the non-series books that are coming out next year, so that's why most of these are just another book coming out in a series.  But these are awesome series!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Review: Waterfall

Title: Waterfall
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Date Released: February 1st, 2011
Pages: 352
Rating: 4 out of 5

Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one. Remaining means giving up all she’s known and loved… and leaving means forfeiting what she’s come to know…and love itself.   Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. Stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, dusty archeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds… until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.            

And thus does she come to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father’s castle—a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

Waterfall was pretty cool!  I liked the whole time travel concept, and instead of going into the future, they're going deep into the history of Italy.  I haven't read a whole lot of books that deal with this, but I always find it fascinating when I do because usually you're just concentrating on a specific era, rather than everything.

I really liked Gabi's character, and her strong personality.  One thing I found a little bit unclear is how Gabi is fluent in Italian.  It was kind of like, "Whoa... How does she know that much Italian, and all those old words??"  That part just didn't really make sense in the book.  But when considering the dialogue, I thought it was cool how Bergren really brought in the old English mixed in with modern English to really distinct the two periods.

Marcello was pretty cool.  He seemed like a very chivalrous shining knight in armor and I really liked him.  Although, I'm not so sure that I would be able to get passed his longish hair (it is my pet peeve when it's on guys :/ ). 

Another thing that was excellent was the plot.  It really sucked me in, especially towards the end where all the action starts taking the place.  The middle actually dragged on a bit, but it focused more on the romantic tension between Gabi and her Italian knight in shining armor, Marcello.  Bergren really twists it up in the end, making it very suspenseful.  The whole romance aspect was actually pretty clever because you know that Gabi and Marcello have to end up together, but how, since they're from totally different time periods?

Bergren's writing was also very smooth, for lack of a better word.  It adds to a calm-ish vibe that made it really relaxing, even when sometimes you were on edge because of something really astonishing that happens.  Her writing really flowed, too.

Overall, I really liked Waterfall.  It was thoroughly entertaining and after reading so many good things about it, I was glad that I was finally able to read it :)  It's also really great how all of the books in the series have already come out this year, so I won't have to wait a year for the next one!  It's definitely a really cool historical fiction with a little bit of science fiction added to it :D

Cover Review:
I really like this cover.  I love the effects in the middle, and how there's the castle in the background and who I would presume to be Gabi, in the middle.  It has this very calming affect overall.

Cleo :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Follow Friday

This week's question:

It's that pesky magic book fairy again! She has another wish: What imaginary book world would you like to make a reality?

Does Anna's world in Anna in the French Kiss count??  Because I would totally kill for her life... But if not, I'll have to say the imaginary world of Divergent.  Weird choice right?  I'd probably become a factionless person though because I SUCK at making decisions, unless they said that I'd be in a certain faction, then I would not be factionless :)  But I loved the world that Veronica Roth created, and I would so totally want to live in it, no matter how corrupt it is.

Thanks for following if you did!  And I'll be sure to check out your blog if you leave a link.

Cleo :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (27)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, which is brought to you by Jill at Breaking the Spine! This meme is where you can post about what book(s) you're really look forward to.

This week, I absolutely can't wait for... 

Second Chance Summer

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Taylor's family might not be the closest-knit – everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled – but for the most part, they get along fine. Then they get news that changes everything: Her father has pancreatic cancer, and it's stage four – meaning that there is basically nothing to be done. Her parents decide that the family will spend his last months together at their old summerhouse in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is suddenly around, as is her first boyfriend. . . and he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses, the Edwards become more of a family, and closer than they've ever been before. But all of them very aware that they're battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance – with family, with friends, and with love.
I absolutely ADORED Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson and was so excited when I found out that she was writing another book :D  Second Chance Summer sounds really good!  If you haven't read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, I totally suggest that you do! 

What are you waiting for this week?

Cleo :)

Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Date Released: December 2nd, 2010
Pages: 372
Rating: 5 out of 5

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?

I freaking love this book, and even though I finished it several days ago... I'M STILL THINKING ABOUT IT!  This has got to be one of the cutest and heartwarming books that I've read this year!  And I seriously wished that I hadn't finished it in 2 days :(

Romance was basically everything in this book.  And I loved it.  It was the type of romance that made your heart go all crazy and made you say (mentally, of course), "Awww" like every 5 seconds. 

Anna and the French Kiss was also seriously funny, making it entertaining throughout the whole entire novel.  I have my sister, who's currently reading it, coming to me every time she picks up the books saying, "THIS IS SO FUNNY!" 

What I LOVE about Anna and the French Kiss was Etienne St. Clair.  He seriously makes my heart melt... And is like the most perfect, drool-worthy, ideal boyfriend for anyone.  I mean like, he is American/English/French.  No wonder why he had a girlfriend and two girls vying for his attention...  I really liked Anna because she was really funny and had some flaws and you feel like you got to know her really well.  Actually, all of the characters were very well written and had their own solid personalities. 

Basically, anyone in need of a romantic and funny novel should look up Anna and the French Kiss because it is SERIOULSY (and I do mean SERIOUSLY) amazing.  It will make your heart thump, make you laugh, make you think about it even after you finished reading it, and make you fall in love with all of the characters (especially St. Clair).  It's really addicting, the writing was great, and now I definitely can't wait until Lola and the Boy Next Door comes out to see if it'll be just as great as Anna and the French Kiss!

Cover Review:
This cover is really cute!  I love the little Eiffel Tower in the background, because it's not Paris without the Eiffel Tower, right?  I also think that it's really cute how Anna's smiling to the boy next to her, although it would've been cool to see St. Clair's face... But Stephanie Perkins described him pretty well, so I'll just imagine a really cute head somewhere on the cover looking right back at Anna :D

Cleo :)

*Description and picture from
**Review copy borrowed from a library.

Craving Some Contemporary

Does anyone have any good contemporary books that they've recently read and really liked? 

Ever since I've read Anna and the French Kiss, I've just been craving some really good contemporary novels!!  My sister loves them, and I was looking at my shelf trying to find something for her, when I realized that I only have like 4 contemporary novels... out of like 60 or 70 books.  4!!!  And yeah... I've been craving contemporary novels too :D


Also, isn't it sad that I've never read a Sarah Dessen book?  I did the 100 Most Popular YA Books, and I haven't read any of them.  Sad sad sad :(  What's even sadder is that my sister has two of them, Just Listen and Lock & Key.  And I've never bothered to borrow them.  What is wrong with me??

Recommend me some good contemporaries and I'll check them out!

Cleo :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Who Finds That Widget A Tad Annoying?

When you go onto Booklopedia, and have your volume blasted all the way up, do you guys ever find the countdown widget for Silence annoying?  It's definitely gorgeous and I love how it's so animated and cool, but it always makes that ocean sound that gets kind of annoying, and if you have your volume all the way up, it just totally freaks you out when it's blasting out of your speakers.  I want to keep it but I'll totally get rid of it if it's getting on your nerves or almost causing you to almost have a heart attack!

Just comment below if you don't like widgets that have sounds that you can't turn off, then I definitely won't put them on anymore, no matter how beautiful they may be!  Or, if you know a way to turn the sound off, that would be totally cool too :)

Cleo :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Top 100 Most Popular YA Books

I've been seeing this all over the place so I thought, Why not just do it?  It seems like an interesting way to see how many popular YA Books I've read :)  ALSO!!  I kind of saw it/stole it from iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books!  Books/series that I've read are in the color purple!

  1. Alex Finn – Beastly
  2. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones
  3. Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
  4. Ally Condie – Matched
  5. Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  6. Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills
  7. Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  8. Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
  9. Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
  10. Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  11. Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)
  12. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2)
  13. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  14. Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  15. Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4)
  16. Carrie Jones – Need (1, 2, 3)
  17. Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3, 4)
  18. Christopher Paolini – Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
  19. Cinda Williams Chima – The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
  20. Colleen Houck – Tigers Saga (1, 2)
  21. Cornelia Funke – Inkheart (1, 2, 3) 
  22. Ellen Hopkins – Impulse
  23. Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  24. Faraaz Kazi – Truly, Madly, Deeply
  25. Frank Beddor – The Looking Glass Wars (1, 2, 3)
  26. Gabrielle Zevin – Elsewhere
  27. Gail Carson Levine – Fairest
  28. Holly Black – Tithe (1, 2, 3)
  29. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  30. James Dashner – The Maze Runner (1, 2)
  31. James Patterson – Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  32. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
  33. Jeanne DuPrau – Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
  34. Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  35. John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  36. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
  37. John Green – Looking for Alaska
  38. John Green – Paper Towns
  39. Jonathan Stroud – Bartimaeus (1, 2, 3, 4)
  40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Caster Chronicles (1, 2)
  41. Kelley Armstrong – Darkest Powers (1, 2, 3)
  42. Kristin Cashore – The Seven Kingdoms (1, 2)
  43. Lauren Kate – Fallen (1, 2, 3)
  44. Lemony Snicket – Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  45. Libba Bray – Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
  46. Lisa McMann – Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
  47. Louise Rennison – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  48. M.T. Anderson – Feed
  49. Maggie Stiefvater – The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3)
  50. Margaret Peterson Haddix – Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  51. Maria V. Snyder – Study (1, 2, 3)
  52. Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
  53. Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
  54. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  55. Mary Ting – Crossroads
  56. Maureen Johnson – Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
  57. Meg Cabot – All-American Girl (1, 2)
  58. Meg Cabot – The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  59. Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  60. Meg Rosoff – How I Live Now
  61. Megan McCafferty – Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  62. Megan Whalen Turner – The Queen’s Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
  63. Melina Marchetta – On the Jellicoe Road
  64. Melissa de la Cruz – Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  65. Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  66. Michael Grant – Gone (1, 2, 3, 4)
  67. Nancy Farmer – The House of the Scorpion
  68. Neal Shusterman – Unwind
  69. Neil Gaiman – Coraline
  70. Neil Gaiman – Stardust
  71. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
  72. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast – House of Night (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  73. Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (1, 2, 3)
  74. Rachel Caine – The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – Nick; Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  76. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  77. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  78. Rom LcO’Feer – Somewhere carnal over 40 winks
  79. S.L. Naeole – Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
  80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers – Princess of Gossip
  81. Sarah Dessen – Along for the Ride
  82. Sarah Dessen – Lock and Key
  83. Sarah Dessen – The Truth about Forever
  84. Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  85. Scott Westerfeld – Leviathan (1, 2) (I OWN BOTH!)
  86. Scott Westerfeld – Uglies (1, 2, 3)
  87. Shannon Hale – Books of a Thousand Days
  88. Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
  89. Shannon Hale – The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4)
  90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  91. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
  92. Stephanie Meyer – The Host
  93. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
  94. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
  95. Susan Beth Pfeffer – Last Survivors (1, 2, 3)
  96. Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games (1, 2, 3)
  97. Suzanne Collins – Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  98. Terry Pratchett – Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
  99. Tonya Hurley – Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3)
  100. Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped
Well, it looks like I've read 36 books/series out of 100, including the series that I haven't finished :/ Not what I was hoping for but I guess now I have more books to add to my wishlist!!  I know that most of these are books that I've been meaning to read because I've heard so many awesome things about them.  Hopefully I'll get around to them eventually!  Maybe I'll make it a goal for next year to read at least several more :D

If you guys have done this, feel free to share!!! I'll definitely check it out! 

Cleo :)