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Beastly by Alex Flinn

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Hello!

I apologize, for I haven’t written a post in a while. It’s always something. Vacations, laziness, late-night parties. Just kidding about that last one. I don’t do that kind of stuff.

So here’s a great, 7-pen book review for you today; Beastly.

The amazing book cover, which actually has a reference to a character's hobby!

The amazing book cover, which actually has a reference to a character’s hobby!

It all starts out in high school. Kyle Kingsbury is the most popular boy in school. He is perfect. Perfect looks, perfect life. All the girls want him. All the boys envy him. He has a newscaster as a father, which guarantees him money ( read: popularity). But the night of the school dance, when Kyle brings the wrong type of corsage, his date, Sloane, the prettiest girl in school, hates him for a stupid mistake. He ends up giving the corsage to a random girl, who takes it. He is turned into a hairy creature by a witch that night. His father tries to use his money to help, taking him to doctors to fix his condition, to no avail. Kyle Kingsbury, the boy everyone envied, turned into a beast, banished/ignored by his father to live in a huge mansion, with only the maid and his tutor to keep him company. The only way to change his curse is to love someone before

This is a great book that I really enjoyed reading. I always found myself reading it whenever I could! It was similar to Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite fairy tales. Yet, it was nicely updated to fit the 21st century. One of the only things I would change about it is the ending. To me, it felt rushed, like the author had to fit in the ending under a certain page limit. Also, the author didn’t really lapse time well; the way they broke it up into sections was confusing. Read it, and see what I mean. I thought it would’ve been easier for me to comprehend the time lapse if there were small events in between the big ones, so it would flow nicer and not be so… “(A month before deadline) —> (deadline)”, if you know what I mean. Wow. That sounded more confusing than it is. Oh well.

Overall, a great book!

Rating: 7/10 Pens

Age Recommendation: 13+, for kissing and the occasional curse word

Thanks! I hope you like it!

-G

What I’m reading- Heist Society, by Ally Carter- review to come soon!

Kindle App

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Hi all!  I can’t wait to share this spectacular app with you, as it is great for reading whenever, wherever, you want!  Okay, I know Ash said that this wasn’t gonna be reviewed, but she’s been bugging me for a review, so I thought of this!  (And maybe, just maybe, I wanted to do this review just to prove Ash wrong… hehe)

This app is awesome for reading.  You can read wherever you want.  I actually used this app to finish a book while in a tree just a few days ago.  Also, you can use this app whenever you want, because it never crashes and saves where you’re reading (like a virtual bookmark!)  Also, this app is free, so you can save your money for something else.  Well, it’s free, assuming you have a Kindle and have books on it, as it can be “connected” to your Kindle.  I don’t have a Kindle, ‘cuz I have a Nook, but I use the Kindle app on both my phone and iPad.  Now, since I don’t have a Kindle, I just made an Amazon account and downloaded free books, along with some from my local public library system.  In this way, it can be used similarly to Overdrive, so if you’re comfortable with that app, give this one a try!  (Actually, they’re different, but I like to have both- if a book is available for Overdrive and not for Kindle, or vice versa, I can still read it!)

Anyways, I think all you avid readers should get this app, because it is a great tool for reading all of the awesome books in this world!

Thanks!

-Ginger 🙂

Age recommendation: anyone!  There’s books for all ages available!

What I’m reading: Nothing, currently!  Crazy, right? :O

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

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I don’t know what to say about this book!
That’s a good thing, I guess, because I know that I might be in love with this book.
Crewel centers around a questionable world in which spinsters weave a huge cloth, containing the threads of life, or as I liked to call them, the “threads of humanity”.  The spinsters work their butts off, gifted with an extraordinary talent for weaving.  All 16 years of her life, Adelice Lewis has been taught to stay away from weaving, but when the time comes for her testing day, nothing can hold her back.  Adelice spins for the first time, is taken the next night, and her family is captured.  Her life hangs in shreds around her.  The poor girl has to deal with changes as they are thrown to her, leading up to a forbidden romance and the ultimate twist.

The most amazing rainbowey book cover in the universe

I would give this book 8/10 pens, the “good book” rating.  The plot line intrigued me, (I mean, seriously, a girl who weaves other people’s lives?) yet the writing was bland at parts.  I owuld recommend you read this book, as it is a great book and definitely worth reading again.

Rating: 8/10 pens

Age recommendation: 12+, for mature themes, such as death

-Ginger

What I’m reading: Bad Unicorn by Platte F. Clark

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

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Hey everyone!

I can’t believe myself… I branched out of my beloved genre and I actually enjoyed a book!  Haha.

Anyways, I have this book for you called Thirteenth Child, which is a FANTASY about a girl named Eff and her brother Lan, (but mostly about Eff).  It’s nicely time lapsed from when Eff and Lan are eight to when they are eighteen.  Lan is an all-powerful seventh son of a seventh son, so he is kind of stuck up and thinks he knows everything when it comes to magic.  In fact, Lan’s the reason I’m knocking this read down to 7.5 pens.  I’m sorry for my “language”, but I HATE LAN!!!  He is so overprotective of Eff and snotty.  Eff seems like the type of girl I would be friends with, though, as she is so dang  misunderstood it makes me want to reach through the pages of the book and give her a hug, say “you’re not alone”!

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Age recommendation: 13+, for harder words

So yeah!  I hope you all read this book, or, if fantasy’s “your” genre, then try out one of our favorite dystopias instead, such as the Witch & Wizard series, The Hunger Games series, or the Graceling series!

Who’s happy for the new Catching Fire trailer that just came out?  I know I am!

XOXO,

Ginger

What I’m reading: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (Review to come very soon!)

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The Big 50!!!

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Hey everyone!
This is the 50th post of P2P! Cue the music, bring in the cake!
I just wanted to thank all of you guys, our faithful readers, for helping to make this blog a huge success. Without you, we would be absolutely nowhere. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Mochi, Ember, and Calico for sending in guest reviews, because you guys rock and you know it. Lastly, I want to thank Ashie for being the most awesome friend and co-owner I could ever have.
Happy 50!!!
-Ginger

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

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Ripple is a fantasy novel about a girl named Lexi who is cursed with something unusual. She is a siren, a female tied to the water, singing as she swims every night. Her song lures men into the water and drowns them, as she did with Stephen, the one person she loved. Then, when Lexi meets Erik, things start to change. Erik is a nix, a male version of a siren, except for one thing; nixes force the women underwater and drown them with their hands. The only way to break their curses is if Lexi and Erik fall in love before Erik’s 18th birthday.

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I really enjoyed this book, as it was well written, the plot was good, and it definitely has a major twist that I wasn’t expecting. There are lots of kissing scenes in this book, though, too many for me, so that’s part of the reason I knocked it down a few pens. But don’t be scared off; this book is mostly appropriate.
Rating: 8/10 pens
Age suggestion: 13+

-Ginger
What I’m reading: iBoy by Kevin Brooks
Review to come soon!