The reason this book first caught my attention was because of the cover picture. Prince William is third on my list of “Possible Future Husbands” (aftThe reason this book first caught my attention was because of the cover picture. Prince William is third on my list of “Possible Future Husbands” (after Chris Pine and Mr. Darcy). I was immediately convinced that I needed to read this book to find out why my possible future husband was on the cover.
Best friends and stepsisters Helene and Alexis also believe that Prince William is their future husband, and they make a bet to see who can catch the prince’s attention on their summer vacation in London. I thought the idea of this story was really cute, and I was excited to read this book. Unfortunately, I was a little let down. Don’t get me wrong, the book was indeed cute, but I think it could have been better.
The reason I say that this book could have been better was because it was pretty predictable. I was hoping for more twists and surprises in the plot, but there really weren’t many. The ending was also predictable – it was sweet, but I wish it had been more interesting, exciting, or surprising.
However, the ending didn’t ruin the book for me. There were several things I liked, one being the relationship between the two main characters. The girls are unique in their own ways, and I enjoyed seeing the differences in the way they act, what they wear, and their choice in boys. It was fun getting to read about two totally different characters and how, despite the fact that they are complete opposites, they are also best friends.
To Catch a Prince was an entertaining book, and I was overall pleased with it. It’s a cute story, and I’d recommend it when you want a sweet read. ...more
Sukie is obsessed with her looks – she is constantly looking at her reflection in mirrors, and if one isn’t available, she takes a selfie. When she inSukie is obsessed with her looks – she is constantly looking at her reflection in mirrors, and if one isn’t available, she takes a selfie. When she inherits her grandmother’s old full length mirror, she becomes obsessed with looking at herself in it, as she critiques each and every little fault she sees.
I really didn’t like this book. The only reason I continued reading was because I had some hope that it would get better. It didn’t.
The plot was extremely weak. The book jacket led me to believe that when she got the mirror it would be a significant, life-changing event, but it wasn’t. I continued reading, hoping that something would happen that would present a significant problem so the book could conclude with its being solved. There were problems in Sukie’s life, but none of them were portrayed interestingly enough to have a book written about them. I was bored with what I was reading.
Another problem was the main character. Sukie could be annoying at times, but I think it would have been alright if the book had been written from her point of view instead of third-person. Perhaps I could have understood her better if I could have seen things from her perspective.
I honestly found this book pretty boring. The whole thing was Sarah wanting Ryan who was her best friend’s boyfriend. There was no element of surpriseI honestly found this book pretty boring. The whole thing was Sarah wanting Ryan who was her best friend’s boyfriend. There was no element of surprise whatsoever in this story.
I didn’t like the characters in this story, so perhaps that’s part of the reason I didn’t enjoy the book. Sarah talked about Ryan the whole time, which is understandable, but it was always the same thing. Ryan seemed boring to me. There was nothing about him that made me as a reader think, “I wish I had a boyfriend like that.” I couldn’t see what it was that Sarah liked so much about Ryan, and since the whole book was about her wanting to be with him, I felt as though I was left out and that there was information that I was supposed to know.
Another thing I didn’t like was the integration of past stories into the present story. The tense switched from past to present as past stories were intertwined into the present story, and it was confusing. I would think that something was currently happening then later realize that it was a flashback.
I really thought this was going to be a good book, so I was disappointed after reading it. I wouldn’t recommend this book. ...more
Cammie goes to the Gallagher Academy – a boarding school for snooty rich girls. Or so the people of Roseville think. It’s actually a school where young girls are trained to become spies. On a mission in town, Cammie meets a cute, normal, non-spy boy, Josh, and falls for him. She and her best friends use their spy training to help Cammie develop a relationship with Josh, but she must take caution and make sure that he never finds out her true identity.
I was hooked from the first page. Ally Carter has a beautiful writing style that absorbs the reader. Cammie may be a spy, but every girl can relate to her boy problems and connect with her. This book is such a fun read – I find myself laughing out loud every time I read it, and I have read it many times. It never gets old. After reading the first Gallagher Girl book, you can’t stop. You will find yourself wanting to know more about Cammie and the Gallagher Girls, and you will read the rest of the series (the books get even better throughout the series!). I would recommend this book to anyone, along with the rest of the series. 5 stars! (And if you'd like to check out other books in the series, the next book is Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy) ...more