26 May 2011

My Booky Preferences

Let me introduce myself more through the books I like. I love almost all types of books; adventure, mystery, fantasy, romance (all though 100% romance books make me want to gag sometimes), comedy, and pretty much everything else... except thriller which is another word for horror. I can watch a horror movie but reading about it is so much more freaky. I love to read but I'm still a novice reviewer so bare with me and constructive critisism is very much appreciated.
I mostly read books where there's a female lead but once in a while, I'll read one about a male lead. I enjoy books where the point of view changes. Personally, I'm not really into books where the girl falls 'in love' and can't make her own flippin decisions or think straight. I also hate it when the characters are too perfect. It sickens me. Oh, and what happened to the freaky, twisted, scary vampires and monsters?
My little guilty pleasure is fairy tales, especially original fairy tales being twisted and changed like a modern classic or a changed fairy tale where, let's say, the ugly stepsisters were actually really nice or Prince Charming turns out to be Prince No-Personality. My favorite twisted fairy tale is Ella Enchanted (hated the movie) by Gail Carson Levine. In fact, I love most of Levine's fairy tale books, no matter how childish they are. I don't really believe in the whole happily ever after scheme (I'm pretty cynical) but I still love these types of books.
One thing I can't read about is zombies. They don't scare me, they just really gross me out like when someone pukes. It's disgusting but it's not scary... at least not to me. Oh, and big bugs that do humanlike things. Those disgust me for some reason.
I also need my daily dose of comics to keep me sane.

So... that's it for now.


by Gail Carson Levine
Publisher: HarperCollins

16 July 1998
240 Pages

How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?

At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of a foolish fairy's gift—the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day and a half, or chopping off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse—once and for all.
In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at anytime anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom and she'll have to obey? Against a bold tapestry of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella's quest to break the curse once and for all and discover who she really is is as sharply funny as Catherine, Called Birdy and as richly poignant as Beauty, and has all the marks of a classic in the making.


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