Book Review: Mates, Dates a..

Book Review: Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras

Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins A turning point is exactly what Lucy Loverling does NOT want. Everything is changing around her, and suddenly she has to make all sorts of decisions. Everyone else knows who and what she wants to be except her. Izzie has become friends with the glamorous Nesta, and Lucy isn’t certain she likes a threesome. Nesta and Izzie look sixteen, but Lucy, at fourteen, can still pass for a twelve-year-old. But then one day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy crossing the street, and things do start to change — in all areas […]

Posted June 22, 2009
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Book Review: Eternal

Book Review: Eternal

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess’s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl’s soul and plan the Master’s fast-approaching Death Day gala. I have to say I was impressed with this book. I liked the way the […]

Posted June 22, 2009
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Book Review: Neptune’..

Book Review: Neptune’ Children

From the author’s website:A day at the fabled amusement park Isles of Wonder turns deadly when a worldwide biological attack kills every adult, leaving behind only the kids to fend for themselves. Isolated from the world, unsure of what lies ahead, the young survivors assemble under the statue of King Neptune, the mythical ruler of the Isles, to form a new society. Led by the children of the park workers,they choose to remain closed off from the outside world living relatively comfortably inside the self-contained park. But when violence from the infected outside world appears to infiltrate their safe zone, […]

Posted June 22, 2009
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Book Review: A Northern Lig..

Book Review: A Northern Light

It is 1906 and Mattie Gokey is trying to learn how to stand up like a man — even though she’s a sixteen-year-old girl. At her summer job at a resort on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondack mountains, she will earn enough money to make something of her life. That money could be a dowry to wed the handsome but dull Royal Loomis. It could save her father’s brokeback farm. Or it might buy her a train ticket to New York City and college and a life that she can barely allow herself to imagine. But Mattie’s worries and […]

Posted June 21, 2009
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Book Review: I Am the Messe..

Book Review: I Am the Messenger

I must say, this book captured me right from the start. I listened to it on audiobook, which definitely made me blush in the car when the sexual thoughts and scenes came through, windows rolled down and me avoiding other drivers’ eyes. I loved the actor’s voice and managed, for once, to listen to the whole thing on audio (part of it being I didn’t have a book copy). I don’t know about you, but listening to books is a great motivator for hand-washing dishes and cleaning around the house. The book starts out with a bank robbery. Two friends, […]

Posted June 16, 2009
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Book Review: Lament

Book Review: Lament

Loved this book. I was tempted to read it through dinner at my future in-laws house, but I resisted! At least until after dinner… Deidre is a harp player and when she is at a competition over the summer, she finds a gorgeous young man named Luke talking her into playing a duet with him. He is a little more than he seems at first and she’s a smart girl, picking up on that quickly. Her grandmother also is weary of him, ominously giving her an old iron ring and telling Luke to stay away from her. Deidre can’t help […]

Posted June 14, 2009
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Book Review: Hero and the C..

Book Review: Hero and the Crown

I really, truly wanted to fall in love with this book… but I just couldn’t. I enjoyed the idea of a dragon-slayer daughter of the king, but she felt very much two-dimensional. The basic premise is that she is the daughter of the king and his second wife – a supposed witchwoman who died during childbirth – and she is a bit of an outcast due to this. Aerin does not lash out against people who say nasty things to her and although she has a valiant cousin much in love with her, she fails to notice. However, she does […]

Posted June 14, 2009
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Book Review: The Angel Expe..

Book Review: The Angel Experiment

Yes, I haven’t read this series before. Did I love it? Not completely. Was it seriously entertaining? Yes sir! I know people gush about Patterson all the time, but his writing is only so-so. The constant action, funny comments, and interesting characters kept me interested. I was surprised by the short chapters – one for each audio track! I half-listened and then half-read the book. The narrators were okay, but nothing I’d probably listen to again. It was a quick read, full of action, and very very entertaining. It wasn’t a book I’d ever buy because I love it, but […]

Posted June 12, 2009
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