I have a thing for snarky main characters. I picked up Deadly Cool because everyone was talking about how snarky our main character Hartley is and sheI have a thing for snarky main characters. I picked up Deadly Cool because everyone was talking about how snarky our main character Hartley is and she was! Hartley had one hell of a sense of humor!
Deadly Cool didn't evoke too many emotions out of me, it was more like one of those sit-on-your-porch-drink-lemonade-in-the-summer kind of books (except I don't have a porch, but still...). It's full of wit, a ton of humor and characters that you wish were real so you could befriend them on MySpace right now. The plot while it wasn't too serious was still fun and the mystery behind who was in on all the killings were enough to keep you turning the pages.
As I mentioned, the characters were all fantastic. Hartley was snarky and determined to clear her ex boyfriend's name. I get she still cares about him and all (maybe) but still, the guy shouldn't had been asking for her help. I mean we're all convinced he's cheating on Hartley, he just looks bad in this situation and he should get a freakin clue. But if he wasn't guilty (like he says) then why is he hiding? That part made no sense to me really. And why hasn't Hartley cussed him out yet? Please believe if I saw what she saw he wouldn't hear the end of it! Hartley's best friend Sam was the perfect sidekick for Hartley and Chase, even though I had my doubts about him was pretty snazzy himself. I think he cares about Hartley, it's cute.
Also I'm convinced that the author lives in San Jose because as someone who was born in Silicon Valley, the mall she describes in the book is word for word. Also the street names. It's crazy. But nice when Silicon Valley gets some attention too!
If you're looking for a laid back and funny read this summer, I would definitely recommend Deadly Cool!...more
Seers is about a girl named Kate who survives an accident, but her parents don't. She's left living with her grandparents (which are the cutest thingsSeers is about a girl named Kate who survives an accident, but her parents don't. She's left living with her grandparents (which are the cutest things EVER) and her twin sisters. But that's not all, Kate can see auras and she has a best friend who knows this secret (I don't know how I would ever bring this up to another human being). She also has a boyfriend (who I personally think is a douchebag) and she's trying her best to get her life back on track.
Seers kinda feels like de ja vu, doesn't it? And at first I felt that way, until Patrick comes strolling in. Mysterious, handsome, what-the-heck-is-he-doing-here (because we met him in the first chapter) Patrick. But Patrick wasn't just mysterious in the fact that Kate didn't understand why he was there, but it's a mystery for the readers too because... what the heck happened to you Patrick?! Along with Patrick, you get Toni. Ah, Toni... misbehaved, hilarious and just *sigh*. I reallyyy liked Toni. He was the humor, and he's horrible at following rules.
Seers took me by complete surprised, I thought I was in for a familiar ride but I was wrong. Kate does a pretty good job of handling herself even though she doesn't really know what she's doing. The concept of the guardians was an intriguing one, just like Kate, I was eating up everything Patrick had to tell about his experience and what this all was. And Kate's grandpa? He totally kicks butt, I LOVE him! Finally a story where the adults are present and a pleasure to be around!
While I did love the characters and I really liked the plot, for some reason I didn't LOVE this novel. I really wanted to, but I just didn't. I am completely looking forward to the next novel though!...more