John can have any girl he wants. Jennifer's never been kissed. Everybody thinks he's perfect. She's got issues with pride and jealousy. They were bestJohn can have any girl he wants. Jennifer's never been kissed. Everybody thinks he's perfect. She's got issues with pride and jealousy. They were best friends-once. Now, they're playing Romeo and Juliet. Virgin lips Jennifer must have her first kiss on stage with John, the guy every girl in school wants. The pressure and tension build along with each staged kiss. Both are shocked when feelings bloom. Can either tell which kisses are real and which are for show?
My review: The characters and plot were good. Was fun read, and a nice, sweet book, even when it was predictable and cliched....more
Synopsis: True love can blossom in unexpected places. This is Jaden pretending not to notice. . . . Jaden McEntyre and Parker Whalen are a wrong fit frSynopsis: True love can blossom in unexpected places. This is Jaden pretending not to notice. . . . Jaden McEntyre and Parker Whalen are a wrong fit from the start. Jaden is driven and focused, Harvard Med School within reach. Parker has a past—a reputation—and the rumors about his mysterious habits abound. So there’s no reason why, when they’re assigned to work together on a project in English, they should discover they have anything in common, or even like each other, and they definitely shouldn’t be falling in love. As they bond over Edith Wharton’s tragic novella, Ethan Frome, the “bad boy” vibe Parker plays begins to dissipate. Soon, Jaden finds herself shedding her own “good girl” image: sneaking around to be with him, confiding in him, and ultimately falling hard for this leather-wearing, motorcycle-driving loner who plays into the rebel stereotype. Still, Jaden can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to Parker than he’s letting on. He’s hiding something from her, and discovering the truth means reconciling the Parker she’s grown to love with the person he really is. Because it’s possible that his life inside the classroom—everything Jaden knows—is one, massive lie.
Review: Great twist & turns all throughout the book. I liked the characters, the plot and the writing. Worth your time and money!...more
Summary: When Abbey’s best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that KristenSummary: When Abbey’s best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen’s funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey’s life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he’s the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again…but also special.
Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen’s betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.
Review: A interesting plot, slow-paced book about a modern story of the sleepy hollow legend. I just like it but don't love it. The author's writing it's excellent. She had done a great job!...more
It was my best reading so far this summer. I loved the unique way the author developed this story. It goes year by year through the relationship and fIt was my best reading so far this summer. I loved the unique way the author developed this story. It goes year by year through the relationship and friendship of two people. It was an enjoyable, lovely, and sometimes sad reading. It was worth it. You can feel related with the characters and their story; both funny and moving. The main character's friendship and eventually heart-melting romance, makes you think about how difficult life can be.
At one point, I struggled about Emma and Dexter's relationship in terms that they were so different!! At the same time I want them to be together, because one complemented the other, specially Emma who was the only person with the capacity to change Dexter's life. But there comes life, and it can be frustrating sometimes.
At some point I want the author to explain why this two different people were so cared about each other. It was too much tension throughout the 15 years of friendship when they only were closed friends that always thought about one another. You could say that Emma always loved him, but Dexter's character was very disappointing!! I understood Dexter's feelings about Emma only when I read the final pages. And that's when I loved this novel! I don't want to explain anything more than I already had because I want people to enjoy it as I did and get their very own conclusions.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a different and fresh reading. If you have someone who always come back to you or someone you always think of, even as the years go by… One Day will be an enjoyable reading....more
**spoiler alert** Usually, I don't write reviews. I only post my ratings because I don't like to influence people about my personal taste, and in my o**spoiler alert** Usually, I don't write reviews. I only post my ratings because I don't like to influence people about my personal taste, and in my opinion people are very different when we talk about books. But after I finished this book I looked for the author's blog to read and get to know her better. It's her first book and she deserves the right to be heard (or in this case read).
I need to say that her writing is quite interesting. She has potential and her characters are very likable and also believable. I'm not a big fan of the vampire genre but I enjoy some stories about them. Some people said it is a Twilight copy but I don't share their opinion. In my opinion it is more like a combination of a few different books.
I loved the plot, the characters, and the way she set and developed the story line. It is a really good book and I also need to say that I hate (in a good way if it is even possible) when author's finished their stories with a cliffhanger... You will even find yourself frustrated but in a good way about how it ended.
This book was a good, worth, fast paced, and extremely pleased to read. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for something new and you will finished it before you know it! It surely will let you want to know what happens next!!...! Alina's day is just getting worse. First there is getting home from her dad’s place in California. Flying is unnatural and Alina is absolutely terrified when in the air, so to keep herself distracted she tries reading but can not keep her mind on the book. As she hears a commotion at the front of the plane she spots one of the most entrancing guys she has ever seen. His eyes are a deep ocean blue and he is well built. He ends up sitting just opposite of her on the plane. She finds herself constantly looking at him, as if!. If that was not bad enough, when her mom picks her up at the airport and takes her home, she finds everything that belongs to her packed up in boxes and ready to be gone. Knowing she would be moving out for college was one thing; the coldness of the actual event is another. On her first day of class, the guy from the plane sits next to her. He attracts attention like a flame attracts a moth. She studiously looks away but sees all the other girls watching. There is something about him... something different. It is during class introductions that she learns his name is Samuel. Just being next to him in class keeps her heart racing, making it impossible to concentrate on the assignments. In her second class as she is waiting for the professor to show, she hears a wonderful, deep purring voice, asking if the seat next to her is free. She finds herself sinking into a pair of incredible green eyes, belonging to an exceptionally attractive guy. He too seems to have that certain charisma, which has every eye turning his way. But he appears to have eyes just for her. He introduces himself as Duncan as he takes the seat next to her. She can feel him staring at her throughout the class and she is not sure how to handle the attention. Each day is a new struggle for her, as Duncan is steady in his pursuit. While she can tell that Samuel likes her as well, he is more standoffish. For some reason she is more drawn to Samuel, although both of them are extremely handsome and charismatic. Duncan chooses to get close to her through her best friend Tabby, but in Alina’s world that makes Duncan off-limits.
Author Summary (Amazon): Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham's life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors andAuthor Summary (Amazon): Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham's life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack's unlike anyone she's ever met. Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he's around. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him. But falling for two very different guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood... ...more
Abandon is a modern story about the Myth of Persephone in a way only Meg Cabot can do. The story line is about PiDid I mentioned I love Meg Cabot? Ok.
Abandon is a modern story about the Myth of Persephone in a way only Meg Cabot can do. The story line is about Pierce Oliviera, a 16 yr old girl who had a NDE and ever since her life has not been the same. Her parents are recently divorced and her mother decides it's time for a fresh start so she moves to her hometown in Florida. Then, she found that it was probably the worst place in the world for her to be...
Abandon was a fast paced reading book with suspense and mystery but only as Meg Cabot sarcastic way. Enjoyable, fun reading!!...more
When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and mBook description:
When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her....more
A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.
It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet VangA spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.
It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.
It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.
It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives....more
After eveything that has happened in the VA series, I was a little dissapointed at how quickly all the loose ends were tied up in the last few chapterAfter eveything that has happened in the VA series, I was a little dissapointed at how quickly all the loose ends were tied up in the last few chapters. It was almost predictable, but still enjoyable.
(SPOILERS): I'm happy for Rose and Dimitri and felt bad about Adrian though he was one of my favorite characters. Lisa being queen was a big surprise to me. VA has such an interesting world and so much action and love and drama! So, this is still a very good book. It was a great read and would definitely recommend it to others!
****I also want to state that my favorite book of these series is Blood Promise (VA #4). After Rose journey to Russia to look for her soul mate I loved her!! She was a kick-ass girl on book 4!!!...more
A well written novel. Mrs. Frontier made a perfect mix of Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet with this American modern day character named JuliA well written novel. Mrs. Frontier made a perfect mix of Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet with this American modern day character named Julie Jacobs who has learned about a family secret right after her aunt's death. Then Julie search for the truth about her family and embarks herself to Siena, Italy to find out who she really is and why she has to know till her aunt's death about her parallel identity... her true name is Guilietta Tolomei and that's quite a name in Sienna!!!
I loved how the author mixed all the elements, some of them from history, some others from legends, and she also present them by the portrait of her main character (Julie Jacobs) and her fear about some course made to her and her family. Julie Jacobs is a descendant of Guilietta Tolomei, the actual historic figure from where Shakespeare made Romeo and Juliet tragic story.
As Julie searches for the truth, she knew about the ancient story about her descendant and between letters, dairies, and notes from medieval characters, she learned that her mother tried to untangled but found death in the process. Will she succed?
I highly recommend this book!!! Quite frankly I enjoyed it from the begining till the end!!! ...more