Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Where I Play Short 'N Sweet Book Review Updates!

It's been a really busy month so I haven't been keeping up on my book reviews like I want. So I'm just throwing short versions out of all the books I've read this last month or two!

1. Bloodshot by Cherie Priest (read March 19-April 7): Fun story and premise but Raylene (vampire protagonist) was really annoying but no "Angel," which was a nice change. Overall a fun story and I look forward to more in the series. 3.5 stars.
Genre: urban fantasy
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2011
Pages: 359
Content: Bloodsucking violence and language!

2. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (read April 6-15): Zusak can write, that's for sure. But I didn't enjoy the moral ambiguity in this one. The ending was lackluster for me. I enjoyed The Book Thief more. 2 stars.
Genre: Young adult
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2002
Pages: 356
Content: Mild violence, sex, and language.

3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (read April 15-22): Fabulous! This one was just pure pleasure and fun. Anna's journey is one to be remembered! 4 stars.

Genre: Young adult
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2010
Pages: 372
Content: Language and sexual themes.

 
4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman (listened from April 21-26): This is the sequel to If I Stay. This was a perfect ending to the story. Forman really knows how to punch out emotion and make you feel like you've been crying all night. Beautiful, just beautiful. 4 stars.

Genre: Young adult
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2011
Pages: audiobook on 5 discs
Content: Language.

5. Matched by Ally Condie (read April 27-30): Not my favorite dystopia teen novel. Characters were a bit boring, and I have a good idea how it'll end...but it was an overall decent read. 3 stars.

Genre: Young adult, dystopia
FTC Disclosure: borrowed from friend
Published: 2010
Pages: 366
Content: Implied violence.

6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safron Foer (read May 11-17). I loved following Oskar on his journey to discover the last vestige of his father after his tragic death in the 9-11 terrorist attack. Beautiful writing, beautiful characters. It's weird and different, and I loved it! 4 stars.

Genre: contemporary fiction
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2005
Pages: 326
Content: Language and violence.

7 comments:

  1. I'm adding Anna and the French Kiss to my to-read list.

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  2. Everyone seems to loe Anna & the French Kiss so I giess I'm going to have to read it. My second French addition today to my wishlist.
    I do want to read Where she went too.

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  3. I actually quite like the idea of short reviews! I know exactly how you felt about the book and why and that's all I need to know. If I want to learn more, I know where to find Barnes & Noble!

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  4. oh, i plan on reading anna this month. excited ;-D

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  5. I like your mini-review style. I LOVED Anna & The French Kiss and I'm happy to see you did, too.

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  6. That's the consensus: Read Anna! I'm kind of liking the mini book reviews so I may just stick with that format! Thanks all for commenting!

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  7. What stacy said. I have been hearing so much about Anna and the French Kiss. I have already jotted it down in my book journal, but now I feel like I need to seek it out immediately.

    I really enjoyed The Book Thief too. I haven't read any of his other ones. I think I need to get on that as well.

    -jehara

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