Saturday, November 27, 2010

Review: Fixing Delilah by: Sarah Ockler

I was so happy too find the ARC of tis book at my friends of the library sale and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. This book is about a teenage girl named Delilah Hannaford that loses her estranged grandmother and goes to clean out her house with her mom and aunt who she hasn't seen in quite some time. Delilah gets more then she bargains for that summer when reasons for leaving her hometown and family years ago start unfolding and why she hasn't seen or talked to her grandmother and aunt in so long. This is a coming of age novel in where Delilah deals with self discovery but also how secrets and lies can greatly effect a family and her life forever. While this book has pretty serious subject matter there was a soft humor to it that really created a nice balance in the novel. I would definitely recommend to go out and pick this book up.

5 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Fever 1973 by: Laurie Halse Anderson

**spoiler alert** i don't think i've ever not given a book by Laurie Halse Anderson five stars! i love everything she writes and she never lets me down. Her writing style is so refreshing and all her books are soo unique in respect of plot and characters.

I've never read anything regarding yellow fever, but this book really made me interested in the subject as i love reading about natural disasters, disease outbreaks, etc. and this one is def. one of my favorites. I couldn't put it down because i wanted to know what happened to little Matilda and if her mother would ever be found. 

Overall, if you haven't checked this book out you need too, you won't be dissapointed.

5 out of 5 stars

Book Review: One door away from heaven by: Dean Koontz

Uhhh I have a love/hate relationship with Dean Koontz and this book I hated. It was just over 600 pages and I think I enjoyed maybe the last 50 pages or so. The characters were unrelatable and I couldnt connect with anything or anyone in the book. For being such a long book I felt like there was little jolts of excitement but the amount of dullness surrounding it choked it out. The plot hops around between the different characters and you litterally have to wait til the book is almost over to understand how they connect and until then your kind of lost. What else can I say this book was just not for me

1 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Impulse by: Catherine Coultier

this book had too many characters and left me feeling overwhelmed as to who was who. I was confused until about the last 100 pages of the book. This being my first Catherine Coulter book i was unwhelmed and not very impressed, i didn't like the story line and i had to force myself through it and at times it was borderline torturess.

1 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Along for the Ride By: Sarah Desson

This is the first Sarah Dessen book that I have read and while i did enjoy it, it didn't blow me out of the water, and i've heard a few titles that are supposed to be outstanding by her. I did just pick up "just listen" so we'll see how that one compares to this one. It was a quick, light read and it was cute, just predictable.

3 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2011 debut authors challenge

I've decided to try a new challenge for 2011 and participate in the debut authors challenge I will list below titles of books I am hoping to read below as I come across them!

I hope to read:
- The Iron Witch by: Karen Mahoney
- Between Shades of Gray by: Ruta Sepetys
- Popular by: Alissa Grosso
- The Lipstick Laws by: Amy Holder
- XVI by: Julia Karr
- Bad Taste in Boys by: Carrie Harris
- Dead Rules by: Randy Russell
- Populazzi by: Elise Allen
- Entangled by: Cat Clarke
- Where i Belong by: Gwedolyn Heasley

and will add more titles soon!!!