Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lisse Has Some Announcments!!

Hey guys so I just want to share some things with you guys. So I have two announcements. Well. it's actually more like three-ish because I'm not sure if I'm going to do one of these things. But anyway here they are:

Announcement 1

I will not be doing review until the new year.  Since it's Christmas time I will be spending time with family and eating lots of food and unwrapping lot of gifts. So there won't be review for a while. But I will return on January 3rd 2012. But I will be reading a lot so expect lot of review when I return. Lots

Announcement 2

John Green Week!!

Ok so as most of you nerdfighters out there must know, John Green's new book, The Fault In Our Stars, will be released on January 10th. So January 3rd - January 10th will be John Green week. Lots of other book bloggers are doing this as well. It will be a week of John Green reviews. And I will hopefully do a review on the new book. And I may do my first giveaway. Hopefully.

And Finally..

Announcement 3ish

OK so this one I'm not sure if I will have time to do this or not but I may. I might be doing some remodeling to the blog. New background, new review style, new everything but same blogger. I'm not sure if I'm going to do this or not. I'm leaning more to I will. But I dint know.

So that all for this announcement. I will see you all in 2012!!

Keep reading and DFTBA
~~ Lisse

Just Listen

Title: Just Listen
Author: Sarah Dessen
Pages: 383
Released: April 6, 2006
Grade: A+

I've been reading a lot of Sarah Dessen lately. So expect more in the near future. Just saying. And sorry that this isn't a very good review.

Annabel Green life is crumbling around her. Her sister almost died from having an eating disorder, her best friend hates her because she thinks that she was with her boyfriend, and her mother is pushing her to do modeling even though she dosent want to. So Annabel tries hard to be the perfect girl for everyone's sake Annabel wants something good yo happen in her life. So, Owen comes into her life. A music obsessed guy who shows Annabel that you can't always be the person everyone wants to be. As Annabel and Owen get closer, Annabel starts to wonder if she should let him in on a secret that she kept to herself for years about what happened one night.

I enjoyed this book very much. This book defently goes into my favorite pile. Annabel is such a relatable character, especially to people who have so much pressure on them to fit this certian mold that people are expecting them to fit into. Like with her mother. Annabel hates modeling but she does it to make her mother happy and not cause anymore probloms in the family.

And Owen. Ah! I loved this character so much. He's just amazing. So owen is this realy tall, skinnish guy who is obsessed with music. He really helps Annabel come to terms with herself and accept what happened to her. He's a very likeable character.  In the book no one really spoke to him because he is very intimidating. So Annabel was pretty skeptic about him. But at the end he's perferct.

I'm not sure who is my favorite male Sarah Dessen Character. Is it Eli from Along For The Ride or Owen from Just Listen??

Well that's all for this review. Check back soon for more reviews coming soon!!

Keep reading and DFTBA
 ~ Lisse

Got any request or suggestions? Email me at moraleslisse@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Demonglass (Spoilers)

Title: Demonglass (book 2 in the Hex Hall series)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 359
Released: March 22, 2011
Grade: B-

Caution: If you haven't read Hex Hall, I suggest that you do not read this review as it consists of spoilers. And no one like spoilers. No they don't . Now on to the review!

Demonglass takes place about 5 months or so after the events in Hex Hall. Sophie is still trying to get used to everything that happened. After fighting her demon grandmother's ghost, finding out she's actually not part witch but part demon, and using a secret sword called the demonglass to kill her demon grandmother. Sophie just wants things to go as close to normal as the possibly can. But when her father comes into the picture unexpectedly, he shares some news to her that is far from normal. First he tells her that he wants her to spend the summer with him in England. Sophie is reluctant but agrees only if Jenna can come along. He agrees and the all go to England. But when they get there Sophie realizes that it won't be just them. They are staying in this beautiful Victorian house with the other council members and two other teenagers. But Sophie realizes that they aren't just teenagers. They're demons. Which means that someone is growing demons

This book was... ok. I had high hopes for this book but it didn't really meet that. Don't get me wrong it was good. But not great. I didn't really like the plot. It was good at first but than towards the middle it got sort of bland. The one thing that I was happy about was that Cal was in this one a lot more. Cal has been one of my favorite characters since the first one. But he was always in the background. So I was so happy that he was one of the lead characters in this one. And I must say that was some ending. Best cliffhanger I have ever read. Kudos to Rachel Hawkins. But sadly the plot killed it for me. So I must give it a B-

Well that all for this review. Keep an eye out for my next review later this week

Got any comments or suggestions? Email me at moraleslisse@gmail.com

Oh and I am now on goodreads ~ goodreads.com/thatgirllisse

Saturday, December 10, 2011

2012 debut author challenge hosted by The Story Siren

Hey guys,

Have you guys heard of the debut author challenge hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren? You haven't!

Well every year she hosted the debut author challenge where you try to read 100 debut authors of that year. I think it's 100. Not quite sure. I'm pretty positive that it is.

So if you want to know for sure what it is and want to participate go to

Thestorysiren.com and sign up

Oh and don't forget to get your button!! 

Happy reading
~ Lisse

Thirteen Reasons Why

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Pages: 336
Released: June 14, 2011
Grade: A+
This book changed my life

When Clay Jenson comes home from school one afternoon he doesn't expect that his life would change drastically. He doesn't expect to find a package on his front porch. He doesn't expect that the package will be addressed to him. And he defiantly doesn't expect that the package would be from Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier, But when Clay opens package, he finds seven cassettes. Each one has a number written on it from one to thirteen. When Clay goes to listen to the first one, he hears Hannah's voice. Apparently on each tape, there's a name with a story on it. And if you receive the package then you're on the list. The higher you are on the list the biggest impact you had on Hannah. These thirteen people played a role in her life that made her want to take her own life. They are the thirteen reasons why. As Clay is listening to these tapes he can't help but wonder what number he is. And what could have he possibly done to Hannah that made her end her life forever.

Remember when I did my review on Willow and I said that there aren't that many books in this world that make me cry. Well this book made me cry waterfalls. The story is written in Clay's point of view. But it's also written in Hannah's point of view as she is telling the stories on the tapes.So it's almost like Hannah is talking to you as well

This book is so beautifully written that it's a masterpiece. Jay Asher wrote this book that makes you think about how big of an impact you have on someones life. And how little things can make a big difference.This book. A+ for sure

For fans of Speak and Go ask Alice

Well that's all for this review keep an eye out for my review on Just Listen and Demonglass

Got and suggestions or request? Email me at  moraleslisse@Gmail.com

Happy reading
~ Lisse

Friday, December 9, 2011

Legend giveaway at tumblingbooks.blogspot.com

Tumbling books is giving away a signed copy of Legend by Marie Lu. If you want to enter for your chance to win go to their blog at  tumblingbooks.blogspot.com

Deadline end December 31st!


Title: Willow
Author: Julia Hoban
Pages: 336
Released: Febuary 23, 2010
Grade: A+

On a cold rainy night in March, sixteen year old Willow Randall was driving her parents home from a having dinner because they were too drunk to drive. As Willow is driving, she loses control and crashes the car into a tree, killing both her parents. Seven months later, Willow has left behind her old school and friends to go live with her brother, his wife, and their daugher. Everyone thinks that Willow is fine and that she has coped with the death of her parents. But what they don't know is that Willow has been cutting herself to block out the pain. As Willow falls deeper and deeper into depression she starts to believe that no one can help her. Until Guy walks into her life. A smart and sensitive guy who just wants to help Willow and understand why she's doing this to herself. As Guy and Willow grow closer to each other, they start a relationship that will change Willow's life forever.

There are very few books in this world that make me cry when I read it. This was one of them. AsI read this book I could feel Willow's pain. I could feel her sorrow, anger, and her fears. This book is so real and heartwarming that I couldn't stop the tears from falling.

The characters in this book were so good.  I really loved Guy's character. He's the kind of guy that every girl either want as a best friend or a boyfirend. Or both. He's always there for Willow and just refuses to give up on her even when she pushes him away. This book get a nice solid A+

For fans of Speak and Thirteen reasons why

Well thats all for this review. Keep a look out for my review on Marked, Demonglass, Just Listen, and Speak

Got any request or suggestions? Email me at moraleslisse@gmail.com

Hex Hall

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 336
Released: March 2, 2010
Grade: A+

Sophie Mercer is you average everyday teenager girl. Well, except for the fact that she's a witch.  And when she's tries to help one of her classmates at a school dance by doing magic, she accedently exposes herself and gets a one way ticket to Hecate Hall. A reform school for magical delinquet teenagers. This is the last place Sophie wants to be. But her mother insists that she goes. So Sophie tries to make the best of it. But her first day dosen't go as good as she planned. After almost being killed by a werewolf, getting three powerful witches as enemies, and getting a roomate who is the most hated person in the school and who is the only vampire at the school. Sophie dosen't think that her first year at Hecate Hall can get anymore dramatic.But she's wrong. A dark creature is lurking around the school harming the other students. And her roomate is the prime suspect As Sophie tries to solve this mystery on who is harming all the students, Sophie finds out a deep dark secret about her family's past.

This book was so good. I stumbled upon this book one day when I was at the library. I never heard of this book before but it sounded really good. So I decided to give it a try. I could not put it down. I finished this book in less than a day. I loved the plot, i loved the character, i loved everything about this book. But I will have to admit. The main character Sophie did annoy me at time. I don't know why. There were just times where she would make these stupid choices that just made me want to crawl in the book and punch her in the face.  But besides that it was an excellent book. I give this book a solid A+

For fans of Harry Potter and The house of Night Series

Well that's all for this review. Keep a look out for my review on Willow, Marked, Just Listen, and Demonglass, the sequel to Hex Hall!

Got a request or suggestion? Email me at moraleslisse@gmail.com

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hush, Hush (Some Spoilers)

Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Pages: 391
Grade: C-

Hush Hush is about a girl named Nora Grey, a sophmore living in Maine. Nora is still coping with the death of her father who died a year earlier. One day in Biology class, her teacher decides to changes partner of each student for a semester. Nora isn't so pleased with this because she wants to stay partners with her best friend Vee. But Nora instead gets partnered up with Patch. Nora dosen't know much about Patch. Just that he's a transfered student who keeps to himself. But as they continue to work together Nora starts to not trust Patch more and more. Where ever Nora is Patch is suddenly there. What ever Nora is about to say, Patch is already saying it. Nora suddenlly dosen't feel safe anywhere. And she can't shake the feeling that she is always being watched by someone. As Patch and Nora grow closer to each other. Nora finds out a deep dark secret of Patch's past.

Ugh. I find this book to be such a dissapointment to me.
I was very exited to finally get my hands on this book. I have been waiting so long to read it and I just wanted to dive into it. With all the hype the book was getting I was sure I was going to loved it. And then I finished it. And I didn't really like it. At all.
The plot was such a great idea. I was really exited to read a book about fallen angels. I've never read one before so I thought this was a good way to start. At the begining I was liking it. But I think once Patch came in I was slowly disliking it after that. I get that Patch was suppose to be dark, and mysterious, and super sexy. But to me he was just a creeper. I really didn't like him. Iwas pretty creep out. And it didn't help when Jules and Elliot came into the picture. I mean I already guessed that Elliot was bad. It was pretty predictable to me.
I must say that the one thing that I did like about this book as Vee. Vee is Nora's best friend. And I loved that she was a pretty major character in this book. She wasn't in the background at all in this book, a lot of the stuff in this book wouldnt have happened if it weren't for Vee. She was super funny especially when she went all Super spy when they were trying to figure out information about Patch

Hush Hush was not a good book in my opinion. I think it could have been so much better. Read at your own risk. I give this book a C-
For fans of Twilight and Fallen

Well that's all for this review. Look out for my review on Hex Hall and Willow coming very soon.

Happy Reading

Got any requests or suggestions? Email me: moraleslisse@gmail.com
Follow me on twitter @lissemorales

Along For The Ride

Title: Along For The Ride
Author: Sarah Dessen
Pages: 383
Release: June 16, 2009
Grade: :A+

Oh Sarah Dessen. You never fail me.

Along for The Ride is about a girl named Auden West ,who never got the childhood that would be considered normal. She was always treated like an adult by her parents so she missed out on a lot of the milestones that come with being a child and teenager. Like learning how to ride a bike. Auden spends most her days studying for classes that havent even started yet and spending her nights at an all night diner drinking coffee and studying some more. She finally relizes that this is not what she wants to do the summer before her freshman year of college So Auden desides to go spend the summer in the beach town of Colby with her dad, his new perky wife Heidi, and thier newborn daughter, Auden's half sister, Thisbe (or Isby as they call her).  Auden dosen't expect much to happen. But while she's there she winds up working as a book keeper at Heidi's store. A clothing boutique called Clemintine's, a place where Auden would never even thinkabout stepping  foot in, she suddenly relizes that this summer isn't what she expected. She even meets people she would never expect to grow so fond of. Like Eli. A quiet boy with a troubled past who, like Auden, spends his night roaming the town of Colby. Together Eli and Auden help each other in ways no one else could. Eli helps Auden do take adventures that she's missed out on. And Auden helps Eli let go of the past and get back on the bike

Best. Sarah. Dessen. Novel. Ever! It was so good. I couldn't believe how amazing this book really was. I have to admit I was putting off reading this book for a while. I wasn't sure I was really going to like it. I thought that I wasn't going to be able to relate to Auden. But man oh man was I wrong. I felt like Auden was a real person. Like we all know somebody who seems so perfect and so educated at such a young age,but seems so unhappy. Not that Auden was miserable, she just wasn't living the life she wanted. And Eli was an amazing character. He has to be one of my top five favorite male characters in a Sarah Dessen novel (my top is Owen from Just Listen). He was so great and funny. In the book he is dealing with the death of his best friend Abe. They both rode bike together and competed in tournaments all the time. But after Abe's death Eli stopped riding bike all together and mostly kept to himself. Until Auden came along

Along for the Ride is perfect for any Sarah dessen fan. It so cute and so funny I absolutely loved it. And of coarse like any other Sarah Dessen novel there will be cameos characters in her other books. I give this book a solid A+

Well thats it for this review look out for my review on Hex Hall, Willow, and Hush,Hush coming very soon. And also look out for reviews on other Sarah Dessen Books. I just put up one on Just Listen

Happy reading
Lisse :)

Got any books to request or suggest? Email me at moraleslisse@gmail.com

Book Haul!

These are books that I am currently reading so keep and eye out for reviews on these books coming soon!

City Of Bones

Title: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Book 1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 485
Released: March 27, 2007
Grade A+

This book has been on my to be read pile for a long time now. I keep telling myself that I will get around to it but I never do. But I finally have and I must say that I enjoyed it a lot.

In this book we follow Clary Fray, a sixteen year old girl who lives in New York City with her mother Jocelyn who's an aritist. One night Clary and her best friend Simon go to a night club called Pandemonium. Clary dosen't think anything special will really happen since they go to this club a lot. But while she's at the club she encounters three teensagers with these odd markings on their skin. This is her first encounter with the Shadowhunters. Demon slaying warriors who are invisible to humans. Isabelle,the only girl in the group. Alec, Isabelle's brother who is also the smart and caution one in the group. And Jace, the brave leader of the group who can also be quite obnoxious.  But why can Clary see them? Thats the question that everyone wants to know. How did she get The Sight to automatically see the downworlders. Not only the shadowhunters, but demons, fairys,and other magical creatures. And how is her mom wrap up in this when she gets kidnapped by demons. Clary finds out secrets about her family that she never knew could be possible.

I loved this book so much. It had everything you could ever want in a book. Action, humor, forbiddion love, magic, and so much more. The characters were amazing. I loved Alec, he is just so great and he is always the one who tries to keep Jace in line. And of coarse there's Mangus Bane who is so amazing there aren't words. I loved the plot and the suspense. I also loved the little Star Wars like twist at the end. I won't say what it is but if you have read it than you know what i'm talking about. I can not wait to read City Of Ashes which is book 2. I'm trying to catch up before City of Lost Souls comes out in May.

Well that all for this review. Look out for my review on Hex Hall, Willow, and Along for the Ride coming very soon.

Happy Reading
Lisse :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Hey Guys

So this is my new blog. A blog all about books and nothing more. Here I will be doing book reviews, book hauls, new releases, givaways, and much more. For the moment I will be only doing my reviews here but I do plan on doing a youtube channel as well sometime in the near future. I want to do it by March. So be on the look out for that. I do accept books for review though. I will be posting AT LEAST one review a week. Or maybe i'll post two. It depends on the week. But one post will for sure go up every week.

Now a little about me

My name is Lisse. Its actually Lissette but I go by Lisse. I live in Panama City, Florida. Its a pretty small town, nothing much happens here. Besides reading I enjoy writing, cooking, running, and being around people.

Well thats all for me. Keep a look out for my review on Hex Hall and the City of bones sometime this week.

Follow my on twitter @lissemorales.