The Morning Gift Saturday, May 15 2010 

The Morning GiftThis is my second Ibbotson book, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first. Although I felt some parts were slow going and pointless (heini’s pov), I still completely loved the plot and couldn’t put it down. Quin’s character wasn’t very endearing to me, but I found my self crying out for Ruth who had to deal with so many hardships and pain. This story reminded me of the story my grandmother told me about my great grandparents. My great grandma was a jew in germany during wwii and my great grandpa a nazi soldier. He saved her from an internment camp and brought her to America where they made their place in California. Loved the book, and will definitely be reading it again.


Succubus Shadow Monday, Apr 26 2010 

Succubus ShadowI’ve thought for a few books now, that the series is going in a certain direction. Well now I know im right. This book solidified for me all the ideas that have been running through my head. I have never loved a series more then I do this one right now.(Which will probably change when i read the next sookie, vamp academy, morganville, or any of the other books in the numerous series that i read.) I was so saddened by ending of Seth and Georgies relationship in previous books that this one had me jumping for joy in the end. Wonderful read and can’t wait for the next one, as usual.

Jemima J Friday, Apr 16 2010 

Jemima JAlright, so this book is sort or long and drawn out. I liked the premise of the book, but was utterly confused with the writing. Apparently the writer couldn’t decide between third person, or first person narrative. I think there might have been a little second person thrown in there too. I couldn’t stand the way the author kept toddeling around the theory or fate, yet not once did anything in the story happen because of it. The “oh look they’re at the same place at the same time, but don’t know it” seemed too cliche by the time I was done reading. I thought that Geraldine and Lauren were better written then Jemima. I kept reading just to find out who if anyone Jemima wound up with, and was quite unnerved with the ending. It just felt unfinished to me. Like I said, the premise was good, but I think it should have been done by someone who actually knows how to write, with an editor who knows how to edit.

When Strangers Marry Saturday, Mar 20 2010 

When Strangers MeetThis one was cute, although I kind of had a hard time with the characters ages. First Lysette is described the same age as the twins, then she’s not much younger then their father, it was slightly confusing and made it hard for me to visualize her as a character. Lisa Kleypas did a great job bringing the characters to life though. The situations that we find them in and the way they react makes them easy to visualize.

How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls Friday, Feb 5 2010 

How To Teach Filthy Rich GirlsI bought this after reading that it was the same plot of the cancelled tv show Privelaged. I’d started watching the show and never really could get into it, but wanted to know what happened to the characters. The book was so much better. I loved the voice Zoey Dean gave Megan. She was a strong yet flawed character to begin with, but as time went on she became stronger, and less emotionally stunted. It was a good book and I read it in five hours.

Claire Voyant Friday, Feb 5 2010 

Claire VoyantTo be honest, I’m not really sure if I liked the book or not. The story was cute, but the way it was written made me feel like I’d climbed into the brain of someone with ADD. The voice of Claire made me think of chattering teeth that instead of being wound up, were solar powered and never stopped. I really didn’t care for claire at all, one moment she was shallow and disrespectful, the next she expected everyone to feel sorry for her. I didn’t think Drew was very realistic either, no guy talks like that, or acts like that toward his fiance. The plot was good which was why I kept reading. I guess that’s the only good thing about the book. I stayed interested enough to wonder what the next plot twist would be.

Teen Idol Tuesday, Feb 2 2010 

Teen IdolJenny is great at keeping secrets, which is why the school chooses her to escort around Luke Striker, a semi-jonas brother character. It’s Jenny’s job to keep his secret while showing him what its like to be a real teenager. I would definitely consider this book to be light, easy reading. The story was short and sweet, and although you knew how everything would turn out in the end, you still wanted to know what got the characters there. This is the first stand alone young adult novel of Meg Cabot’s I’ve read and I found it quite good, and can’t wait to read the next in my collection.

Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmin Field Thursday, Jan 28 2010 

Pride Prejudice and Jasmin FieldI really enjoyed the whole life mimicking art in this book. I love Pride and Prejudice (what female doesnt?) and this was a good read. I think there could have been a little more about Harry coming to life after Jazz yelled at him, but all in all it wasn’t bad. I’d say this is a modernized version of P&P, with issues real people face today, like divorce, and abuse. I’d give this a 3.5  because there were some things that were left undone and unsaid, left me feeling the book wasnt completely finished.

Broken Soup Monday, Jan 18 2010 

Broken SoupBroken Soup tells the story of a young girl and her family as they struggle to overcome the loss of a family member. The people that Rowan meets as she tries to keep her family from falling apart, wind up being the ones who keep her together. Throughout the book I found many similarities to events in my life after my own brother died. This is an amazing story that brought tears to my eyes,and reminded me that even though you’ve lost someone, it doesn’t mean they’re gone. I would definately suggest this book for anyone who’s ever lost a loved one.

Seducing Mr. Darcy Friday, Jan 15 2010 

Seducing Mr. DarcyThe premise for this book was quite imaginative, but extremely unbelievable. Im not saying that I didn’t enjoy the book, because I did, in the beginning. The problem lies in the length of the courtship between Flip and Magnus. They knew one another a single day and were hopelessly in love? Really? Sorry, but I don’t buy it. No one can form a truly lasting relationship in 24 hours. I somewhat enjoyed Ms. Cready’s dalliances in Austenland, so to speak, but I believe she ruined it with all the sex. At least for me. As a fan of Jane Austen, I find it disheartening to see the love story of Pride and Prejudice turned into erotica. I don’t know what I was expecting when I picked up this book, I guess nothing really, which is exactly what I got.

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