Mr. Darcy Vampyre by Amanda Grange: I really enjoyed this book once they arrived at the Counts, it was a little slow before then. The book managed to grasp the personalities of Elizabeth and Darcy without changing them to much to fit into the Vampyre lore. It was wonderful how Ms. Grange managed to weave in characters that you love with a whole new story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys alternate takes, continuations, or rewrites you will enjoy this book!
I had picked up this YA book on a whim and found it to be something I would recommend to both mothers with teenage daughters and their daughters. It was a good reminder on how overwhelming teenage life can truly be and also how hard it is to talk to your parents about some things. I found the story to be believable but tied up rather quickly. It does deal with a subject matter that has become all to relevant in today’s world: eating disorders and body image issues. You get to see the girl’s st…more Skinny by Laura L. Smith: I had picked up this YA book on a whim and found it to be something I would recommend to both mothers with teenage daughters and their daughters. It was a good reminder on how overwhelming teenage life can truly be and also how hard it is to talk to your parents about some things. I found the story to be believable but tied up rather quickly. It does deal with a subject matter that has become all to relevant in today’s world: eating disorders and body image issues. You get to see the girl’s struggle and how she […]
The 10 Things You Need to Eat by Anahad O’Connor: I really enjoyed this book! It was informative, smart, to the point, and witty. It was surprising the way you can put to use some of the foods: avocado’s subbed for butter and beets in dessert. There was food that I have never heard of: Quinoa. It was a pleasant surprise to learn that I liked 7 out of the 10 foods. As a picky eater, I was a bit worried. That means it should not be difficult to make them part of my daily diet. The list of staple ingredients were just a bonus to make your life healthier. My recommendation would be if you like books that explain why they picked certain foods then this book is a must have!
Tempted by P.C. Cast: I am finding that the main character (Z) is grating on my nerves. I do feel like that other characters are wonderful to read. They are each growing and coming into themselves quite well. Aphrodite is probably the most overall surprise to me, I am actually enjoying her character now. I think at this point they have beat Z’s boy problems into the ground and her inability to allow her friends the same mistakes she allows herself is getting old too. I think this mostly has to do with Stevie Ray (as I think she is the equal of Z to the red fledglings). I thought overall that I did not enjoy the POV change in this book but that the story did move along. I will continue reading the series as overall it is enjoyable.
The Perils of Cyber-Dating by Julie Spira: I do not know where to begin on why this book was so bad. I will start with the fact that even though she states she is a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love all the way through the book she mention her size 0 shopping sprees, her brand names, types of cars, professions of dates, swanky upscale “meet” places. So I am not so sure that she was looking for love though she did have some pretty horrific “dating” stories. Of course, the fault was never hers and the guys were always the one to do wrong. I quickly threw out the self-help part as I felt the author really had nothing in common with the average person looking for love online. Plus with rules like you can lie about your age by 5 to 10 years and your body weight by 5 to 10 lbs but be upset if the guy does it was a little far fetching. So I then just read it from an entertainment point of view but she was neither funny nor engaging. I would say read this book if you are in the 2% of the dating […]