Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Saving Zoe- Alyson Noel

This book was great. It gripped me from the beginning. I got so invested in the characters. I wanted to know what was going to happen to Zoe and also my heart ached for Echo (Zoe too really) as she read her sister's diary.
The little mystery that surrounded Zoe's death was done great. I had no idea what fully happened until the end and I was saddened.
This is one I will recommend to other Young Adult readers.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

I kept seeing the trailer for this movie. Being the book nerd that I am I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie. I am glad that I got the book.
I really enjoyed that the chapters alternated between Nick and Norah's views of the evening. I really enjoyed the characters also. There were some really great scenes that I wont mention here for people who haven't read the book.
I am not sure if I will watch the movie or not now that I enjoyed the book so much.

Just Listen-Sarah Dessen

This is my 3rd Sarah Dessen book. I liked this one just as much as the others.
Just Listen is about Annabel. She is the youngest of 3 girls. All 3 of them are or have been models with their mother as their "manager". Annabel's and her sisters are all different and the middle sister is sick. Her best friend is mad at her and throughout the book we find out what really happened when her social world got turned upside down.

Annabel becomes friends with the school's bad boy and learns more about herself then she ever thought possible. She begins to mend fences with her sister and come to terms with her friends and what happened.
This book is a great one for girls who are still trying to find their voice. Annabel is a great character as well as her family and her friends.

Pretty In Plaid-Jen Lancaster

This is Jen's newest one. I have had it done for a few weeks. It was hilarious as usual. This book takes us from Jen's 8th birthday until now. She takes us through her elementary days, high school, college, and her first post college job.

This book also explains how her and Fletch met. She continues with her antics. I literally laughed out loud at many parts.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dead And Gone-Charlaine Harris

The newest installment of Sookie Stackhouse and her crazy town. I couldn't wait to get this and gobbled it up in a day and a half and that is with working and sleeping. Now I have to wait another year :(
This book takes place a few months after the last one. Amelia and Octavia are still with Sookie. Sookie is trying to of course figure out her feelings for all the men in her life and dealing with her brother's betrayal.
There was a lot of action in this book and some surprising deaths. I am still trying to process the book and because of all the action it is hard to review without spoilers so I will just say that it was a great book.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Friends-Various Authors

This book was just OK. Some stories I could have done without and some were good. It was a book from different authors that wrote about making friends. I could tell it was young adult.

April's Reading

Here are the books that I read in April and thier grade

1.Second Helpings-4 stars
2.Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- 5 stars
3. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows-5 stars
4.The Ashley's-3 stars
5. Babysitter's on Board- 4 Stars
6. Starring The Babysitters- 4 stars
7. Water for Elephants- 4 stars
8.Wintergirls- 4 stars
9. Charmed Thirds- 5 stars
10. Fourth Comings- 4 stars

I didn't realize I had such a great reading month. I hope to do it again next month.

Perfect Fifths-Megan McCafferty

The fifth and last Jessica Darling book. :(

When I started the series I thought Jessica was a little bit whiny. Now as I reflect I see that she was 16. In this book she is 26 and she is working. This book is set at an airport where Jessica and Marcus spend the day together. We learn about their lives and what has happened during the 3 years that happened between book 4 and 5. We learn about their friends, careers, and feelings for each other.

I think this book did a great job of finishing up the series and it also made me wish for more to come.

Fourth Comings-Megan McCafferty

The fourth of the Marcus/Jessica saga. This book was Jessica's journal to Marcus that takes place during one week in September. Jessica does some more growing in this book well she ponders an important question that would change her life :)

Jessica spends a lot of time with her niece in this book and her niece reminds me of mine. They are the same age and both so smart and so insightful at such a young age. Jessica's relationship with her sister really moved me in this book and again reminded me of how my own sister and I got closer as I got older and she had kids.

I really enjoyed this book and seeing Jessica older and trying to find her place in the world after college.