Love, Lucy was a great book that I read along with my friends. I hadn't heard much about it before receiving it for the YALLFest Blogger Gathering, buLove, Lucy was a great book that I read along with my friends. I hadn't heard much about it before receiving it for the YALLFest Blogger Gathering, but my friends had. Their excitement over this title was contagious and after I started reading it, I understood why.
There is travel, romance, college life, and self-discovery. I liked seeing Italy through Lucy's eyes and falling in "something" with Jesse Palladino. He definitely is crush-worthy.
One of my favorite terms from Love, Lucy was "vacation flirtation" - referring to the quick romance you experience while on vacation. This sounds like something my best friend and I would have termed. I liked this story so much. There were times that I wanted more development, more answers to questions that I had about secondary characters, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Five Things I Want to Do After Reading Love, Lucy 1. Travel abroad. This is a given. Grab a backpack and go! 2. Watch Roman Holiday. Lucy mentions it a few times and recreates a scene for a picture. I've never seen it and now I want to. 3. Read A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. Love, Lucy is an adaptation 4. Watch a live musical. Or maybe just sing along loudly to a musical soundtrack. 5. Read more books by April Lindner....more
I am so glad that I continued reading this series Unearthly left me with too many unanswered questions which frustrated me and made me not want to picI am so glad that I continued reading this series Unearthly left me with too many unanswered questions which frustrated me and made me not want to pick this one up. At least for a while. But something in the back of my mind kept nagging at me. I wanted to know what was going to happen to Clara. What really is her purpose? And why was her mom keeping so many secrets. So not all of these were answered, but I was left very satisfied. The story was great. There was more action and drama. I wish there would have been more interactions between Clara and her friends like in Unearthly, but the story didn't really allow for that as much. I understand why.
I'm so glad that I didn't wait too long to read this sequel. Unfortunately that just means I will have to wait even longer to find out how Clara's story continues. ...more
This was a book club selection chosen after having read Nancy Werlin's Impossible. Extraordinary is the retelling of Mayer Rothschild's family (whichThis was a book club selection chosen after having read Nancy Werlin's Impossible. Extraordinary is the retelling of Mayer Rothschild's family (which I know nothing about and will be looking up later). The story involves friendships, fairies, family curses, and betrayals. It was a bit lengthy for the story that was told involving a lot of internal conflict but also choosing to make the right decision when the options seem so limited.
I would suggest reading this one with an open mind because it is easy think the story is simply about one thing, but it really is about so much more. I would recommend this book to someone who likes to read history retellings and reimaginations....more