Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review of Landline-Rainbow Rowell

I love this author (Eleanor & Park), so I was excited to read her new adult fiction novel.  But although the book had some interesting elements, like a magic telephone, the story of a marriage in trouble didn't capture my imagination.  The history of the couple, Georgie & Neal, was a bit pedestrian and side characters barely explored.  Rowell has proved to be a great writer, so I wish this book was as good as her YA fiction.  3 Elves - Recommended for older readers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review of The Boyfriend List-E. Lockhart

A unique style with an unforgettable voice, this book was full of pathos, humor and might make you feel like a teen again.  Ruby's problems begin when she makes a list for her shrink of all the boys she has had a crush on or were really boyfriends.  No, actually her problems started before that when she dated her best friend's boyfriend who was just recently her boyfriend.  In no time, Ruby is having panic attacks, is shunned at school and has lost all of her friends.  Sounds sad?  Actually, it's hilarious!  4 Elves - Highly recommended for teens

Review of Kiss of Deception-Mary E. Pearce

An excellent beginning to a new fantasy series by the author.  I enjoyed her tale of a princess who escaped her arranged marriage only to end up kidnapped; the premise may sound familiar, but the world she creates is unique.  Her heroine, Lia, is brave & spunky - very likeable.  The two male major characters are complex & interesting (more than just handsome).  Looking forward to the sequel.  4 Elves - Highly recommended