Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm Alive!

Hello all! School is still a bloodsucking beast that takes up all of my time. My hard work is paying off though. Now two months later I finally found a new background. I found it at Dotty dot dot's page.

I'm excited because I do have a book to review on it's way. I'm so excited to get it! I'm thinking about revamping the blog a little more. I want to review more than books now. I don't read like I use to, but I watch movies a lot.

I'll be back soon!

~ Megan

Friday, February 12, 2010


I can’t believe I haven’t been active on this site in several months. School has added so much stress. I really need some advice you guys. I think I’ve messed up my entire high school career.
I went to public school for a year in a half. I completed my ninth grade and half of the tenth grade. I then dropped out of public school to be home schooled. I was homeschooled for a few months until I heard about my current high school. I had to drop ALL my virtual school classes to enter my high school which is a charter high school.
My school was amazing at first. Free college classes while working on my diploma on the college campus is amazing. This past month my friend went to look at her transcripts since she wanted to transfer back to public school. Well, turns out the administration has screwed up pretty much everyone who is credit recovery’s transcripts. They refuse to fix them. Now my friend has to get her GED. Now my friend and I may be in the same boat.
This has added so much stress to my life. I’m constantly worried about this now. Can anyone help me out?

Also does anyone know a good site for blog templates?


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Under Constuction

Sorry for the long delay, but Megan's Book Reviews is undergoing a MASSIVE facelift. Check back soon ;)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Series: Dexter
Publisher: Doubleday
Category: Adult Mystery/Suspense
288 pages

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing... a monster who cringes at the sight of blood... a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likable: HE ONLY KILLS BAD PEOPLE.

Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to Mom. Though he's playful and has a wonderfully ironic sense of humor, Dexter's one character flaw (his proclivity for murder) can be off-putting. But at heart Dexter is the perfect gentleman, supportive of his sister, Deb, a Miami cop, and interested only in doing away with people who really deserve his special visit. Dex is quite good-looking but totally indifferent to (and, frankly, a bit puzzled by) the attention paid to him by women. Despite the fact that he cant' stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-splatter analyst for the Mmiami police department, a job that allows him to keep tabs on the latest crimes and keep an eye open for his next quarry.

Dexter's well-organized life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Dex is intrigued, even delighted, by the fact that the other killer appears to have a style reminiscent of his own. Yet he can't help but feel that the mysterious new arrival is not merely invading his turf but reaching out to him as well. This new killer seems to be doing more tha copying Dexter—he seems to be saying, "Come out and play." Dexter's secret life makes for a lonely existence... even a lovable monster can be intrigued by the prospect of finding a friend.

When my mom and I changed satellite companies we got Showtime and HBO for three months free of charge. Since then I've became hooked on Dexter and TrueBlood (more on that addiction later). Much to my delight both series are based on books. So I picked up Darkly Dreaming Dexter. This book was delicious.

The book is told through Dexter's point of view. That makes it insanely interesting to read since he is a serial killer. His voice is so earnest and truthful. He kept me interested and even I after finishing the book I want more. I won't even touch on the other characters since they weren't important to me.

Man, I'm out of practice writing reviews. Although, I really don't know how much more I can say about how amazing this book is.



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm so proud

I'm sorry for the impromto leave of absence from here. I've read quite a few books, but I haven't had any time to reveiw them. It paid off though - I'm an A-B honor roll student for the first time since I've been in high school! So I'm back now - with a very lazy "wrap-up" post that is a sum-up of what I've read so I'll start with a clean slate =)

Be back soon
~ Megan

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Hollow by Jessica Verday

The Hollow by Jessica Verday

Series: The Hollow (book two due out next fall)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Category: Young Adult - Paranormal

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her -- one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity

The cover for this book is gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. It also depicts apart of the story itself. Jessica is an amazing writer. You can feel the characters emotions. She also chose a unique hobby for Abbey that I really liked.

Abbey was a very believable character. Her grief is honest. She was a unique character. Caspian irritated me. I wanted to smack him throughout some parts of the story and kiss him at others. I loved the elderly couple though. They reminded of my own grandparents.

That is where my like of this story ends. The plot was so slow. Painfully slow. And whenever the twist happened it was very anti-climatic.Then the book ends maybe ten pages later. I couldn't stand that nothing was revealed about Kristen. It drove me insane reading it. Oh well. Maybe she'll delve into it next book.

This is a library book honestly. Don't spend $18.00 on it unless you like. I will be picking up something else by her - her writing style really is that good. Also, check out her website. It's gorgeous!



Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Milestones by Samira Armin Hodges

Milestones by Samira Armin Hodges

Series: Milestones

Publisher: Hungry Goat Press

Category: Young Adult

251 Pages

One day. Just one day. That's how long it took for fourteen year-old Faye Martin's ordinary life to take a dramatic and completely unexpected turn. First, she gets struck by lightning a strange and awful experience in itself, but then made worse because Benjamin Parker, the object of her obsession, witnessed her near-death experience. Then she comes home to find her parents are forcing her to leave her friends and hometown of Seattle to attend a summer camp, aptly named Camp Milestone. After several failed attempts to change her parents mind Faye finds herself on a plane headed across the country to a camp she has never heard of.

Only, Camp Milestone is no ordinary camp. There are no phones allowed, shabby cabins and only a handful of campers. The only good turn of events is Benji her longtime crush is among the sparsely populated camp. This highlight of her summer is overshadowed by the camps strange and harsh rules given out by the head of the camp Galiana Moore, who seems crazy most of the time, and who unfortunately has taken a liking to Faye. As if things were not bad enough she notices an odd rash that has consumed most of her back from the lighting strike that seems to not only be growing larger but glowing slightly. Before she knows it, Faye finds herself caught in a whirlwind of uncertainty, torture, calamine lotion and romance....All in the name of summer camp. But as the summer unfolds, she realizes there is much more to Camp Milestone than meets the eye. Will she be able to unravel the mystery that surrounds this unusual camp? And more importantly, will she be able to survive the madness long enough to put the pieces together?

Milestones took me a while to get into. For the first few pages I just wasn’t really drawn in. Then suddenly –BAM- I couldn’t get out of Camp Milestone. It was insanely catchy to the point where I couldn’t concentrate in school.

The plot was amazing. I definitely never could have guessed the plot twist. Ever. Most books you can guess at l least kind of what’s going on. Not this book. Once it hit me it slapped me in the face just like it did for Faye. I did however, catch onto Faye's "secret" before it was announced.

Speaking of Faye, I loved her character. Heck, I loved ALL the characters. I loved how Faye grew subtly over the course of the book. Benji seemed so dreamy. All the characters were intriguing honestly.

Go pick up this book as soon as you can. It's written amazingly and I can not wait for the sequel!