Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Book Review~Everneath by Brodi Ashton

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Loved Greek myths when I was a kid and have enjoyed all the books written lately that have incorporated mythology into their stories. I liked the whole idea of Nikki's connections having been strong enough for her to come back from the Everneath to say her goodbyes. The story does start of a bit confusing, but if you hang in there it does prove worth it. And, it definitely leaves you wanting more!

Thanks to HarperCollins, Balzer + Bray, and NetGalley for access to this title.

Book Review~Call Me Princess by Sara Blaedel

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This one was okay, nothing spectacular, but a decent read.

Lousie Rick is a detective who has been sent to interview a rape victim. She soon discovers that this woman is not the only victim and must delve into the world of internet dating to try to find the man responsible for these brutal attacks. Though the twists and turns during the investigation kept my interest, I was disappointed in the way the book ended-seemed a bit anticlimactic.

Thanks to Open Road, Pegasus Books and NetGalley for access to this title.

Book Review~Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

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Loved this book!

Austin's way of dealing with the fact that he'll never actually reach the age of eighteen is to travel, with his best friend (and secret crush) Kaylee, to those in his life he thinks he may be able to help before he dies. He visits people whom he has wronged to apologize and also those who he thinks may need some guidance to recover from painful experiences so that they can enjoy the precious gift of life. His appearance has changed drastically due to the chemotherapy he has been going through and by making face-to-face contact, the people he visits are forced to confront the fragility of life. Though far-fetched to some degree, the story was well written and definitely worth reading!

Thank you to HMH Children's Books and NetGalley for access to this title.