Friday, May 30, 2008
What a delightful read. This is a perfect beach read. It's funny and sweet without being silly.
Curnyn takes us on the path from relationship-to break up- to relationships. Giving us a humorous look into the life of Emma and her friends, both single and attached.
Single, Married or Attached you will relate and laugh at loud at the brutel honestly of this novel.
If you like Candace Bushnell, you'll fall in like with Confessions of an Ex-Girlfriend.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Midnight is quite possibly my least favorite book by Koontz. I have come to expect the very best from him and this novel just didn't capture my attention as before.
Midnight was a bit of a slow read and not nearly as thrilling as the other books I have read by Koontz however I would still recommend it since it does capture the character's feelings. The subject is interesting which leads to a semi-interesting read.
I do not recommend this as your first Koontz read since it doesn't really capture the true essence of his writing skills.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Chosen isn't what you'd expect. There are many surprising turns and twists, each better than the last.
This is by far my favorite book in the series. This book is one bumpy and exciting ride. Chosen does not disappoint. Zoey's life is much more complicated than before, major events occur in her life and that of her friends. This book is filled with betrayal, love and consequences.
The ending leaves your craving more, luckily in September the fourth book in this installment is released.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The second book in this series does not disappoint. The title suggest a betrayal and I was taken back and surprised by the individual who betrays Zoey, it was not who I thought it would be!
This second book has some surprising story lines, which makes you all that more enthralled. The second book carries the characters from the first book and adds depth to them.
The tension levels increase and the stake a higher, I can't wait to see what transpires in chosen.
This book only enhanced my addiction to vampire tales.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
The write up for this book makes it sound a lot better than it really is. This novel really shows you how relationships can be tested when grief settles around the loss of a child. This book is filled with one tragedy after another, a car accident resulting in death, a brain damaged child and sexual abuse.
This book is much better than Ansay's novel, "Vinegar Hill." If you want to read a book that tests the limits of grief and love, pick this on up.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Christine isn't as good of a novel as I have been forced to believe.
It is a bit silly and not as frightening as I anticipated or expected. It does however convey the angst of teenage life and the struggles to fit in.
Christine is NOT one of King's best but it does a decent job of entertaining you, that is when your not bored by some of the bland writing.
Skip this book and read The Shining instead.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Elsewhere gives on a whole new perspective on life, living and death. In the novel, Elsewhere, 15 year old, Lizzie dies and goes to Elsewhere. In, Elsewhere one continues to live but rather than age, one goes backwards until they are a baby and sent back to earth to live a new life.
This is perhaps the happiest, saddest and uplifiting book I have read in a while. It is touching, heartwarming and highly recommended by this reader.
This book is an easy, quick read and quite enchanting.
The concept is quite a bit different yet similar to "The Lovley Bones". This novel is fresh, fun, witty and moving. A must read!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
This is quite possibly the most disturbing novel, I have ever read. Despite this is was hard to put down and I read in within hours. Once again, McCarthy's writing is a piece of art. His work is compelling and moving. Child of God presents us with unforgettable, disturbing and disgusting character's.
Child of God is beyond anything I have ever read, it is unique and with that being said, it is not a book for everyone. It deals with topics such as murder, incest and necrophilia. There is not one boring moment in this novel and it ends with a bang.
This novel is delightfully disturbing and gives an insight into the deepest evil a human can posses.
Friday, May 9, 2008
It's what Delilah wants. It's what she craves. It's what she fantasizes about whenever her disinterested husband's not around. Okay, so it occasionally makes her late for the school run and distracts her from the fact there's no food in the fridge, but an elaborate fantasy life is a basic requirement for a fledgling soap opera writer.
Lately, though, the oddest things have been happening in Delilah's real life. First, she discovers a couple of skeletons rattling around in her husband's closet. Then, she learns that the insolently sexy plumber who's been fixing her pipes and starring in her daydreams is really an undercover FBI agent. And now all the clues seem to point to the conclusion that she's the only person in New York City not carrying on a torrid affair. Which she intends to do something about. Or does she?
Because there's nothing more dangerous than acting on your secret desire.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
This book creates more questions than it answers however it is a good read for someone who is interested in the case. This book is quite compelling, factual and organized. This book is informative and revisits the haunting history behind Terri's life and death.
However I encourage you to read more on the findings of Terri's autopsy in order to form you own opinions or agree with some of Fuhrman's speculations.
Monday, May 5, 2008
This book is heartwarming and full of hilarious moments. I initially thought this book would be another sad, left at the altar type of story but it's really a story about the relationship between brothers. This book is well written and Franz does a great job at turning a negative moment in his life into something positive and eventful.
I felt as though I was traveling along side Franz and his brother and boy do I wish I was, he is gorgeous, funny, intelligent and loves dogs! There journey is exciting and despite being continents away the keep in touch with loved one and return home to celebrate important events.
This book will make you reevaluate your relationships with loved ones and make you proud of the great ones you do have. I myself have a very close relationship with my little brother and while I couldn't see myself traveling with him I see myself wanting to know more about him.
Please pick up your copy today and read it... bonus it's on sale at B&N for less than 5 dollars!
Grade: A- because it can be a bit long winded at times...
Friday, May 2, 2008
I'd have to say that this is by far my favorite book by Sophie Kinsella. The main character Lexi is adorable, intelligent and witty. This book is fresh, fun and an easy, page turning summer read.
Kinsella's writing style makes you care for Lexi, she is easy to relate to and memorable. This book is such a treat and will not disappoint.
P.s Sorry for the lack of updates. I moved and am in the process of unpacking, hence little to no reading time!
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