Wouldn't it be cool if you could just step right into the book you were reading. Well, that's exactly what happens to twins Alex and Conner in "The Land of Stories:The Wishing Spell." Alex and Conner's family had been having a rough time, and a visit from their grandmother was just the thing they needed to cheer them up a bit. From there things got a little crazy, and next thing they knew they landed inside their families special book, "The Land of Stories". In a strange to place, Alex and Conner are now on the adventure of a life time to find a way home, and along they way the find things out about their family that they never knew.A quick past, full of adventure story, with a twist to all your favorite fairy tales, "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell" by Chris Colfer, was a great read.
Romance , drama, and a hot hockey star equal the makings of a great story. "Can't Buy Me Love," by Molly O'Keefe has all three. Luc, the injured hockey star is tricked home by his dying father who he hasn't seen in over twenty years. Forced then to remain on his fathers estate to abide by his fathers will, and live with the ghosts of his past and present. Luc has to see though peoples facades and make some choices about his future. Though, the story line was a bit slow, " Can't By Me Love, '" was a good, light beachy .
So, I don't know if I'd me mad, embarrassed, or think I had the best grandmother ever, if she won me a date with a smoking hot firefighter. Well that's what Melissa grandmother, the noisy "Nelly," did in Jennifer Bernard's first book of her new series "The Fireman Who Loved Me." Furious at her grandmother, Melissa gives in to her grandmother and goes on the bachelor auction date, and meets Captain Brody who is her complete opposite. With a romance she thinks is not meant to be and a meddling grandmother, and ex's getting in the way, Melissa and Brody must decide where their hearts lay.A great quick read, I would definitely recommend this to any romance reader. Can't wait to get my hands of the next “Bachelor Firemen Novel,” and read about the next bachelor from the San Gabriel bachelor firehouse.
Burn for Burn is the first Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian book that I've read and it was a great YA Contemporary story. It was a story full of conflict, and drama, and has an ending that has you going,what happens next.The story is told through the perspective of three different girls. Kate, the rebel of school, who does things her own way. Mary who returns to the island (and her home) to confront the demons of her past. Lastly there's Lillia, the cheerleader who seems to have it all.So you would think these three would have nothing in common, but you'd be wrong. The thing they have in common is that they've been burned by those around them, and decide it's time to get their payback.Overall I thought Burn for Burn was a great read. I'd recommend this one to any chick lit reader. I'll definitely have to go back and read other Jenny Han and Siobhan books, and I'm so hoping they decide to right a sequel to this book!
"Perfect is Overreated," and a little bit slow. ADA, wife and mom, Kate Alger's life is thrown into disarray when she develops postpartum depression. No longer a ADA, no longer a wife, but the best mother she can be after several years Kate slowly starts to pull herself out of her depression. What this former ADA needed was to sink her teeth into an investigation, but maybe one not so close to home. A string of mothers being murdered of kids who go to her daughter private pre-school has everyone on high alert, but Kate can't help but want to figure out whats going on. I found "Perfect is Overrated," to be a good story, but a bit slow, and I didn't like how the story kept going back and forth from present to past to present so much. Trying to figure out who was the murder was, was the only thing really that kept me reading, and I will say I would never of guessed who the culprit was. Now, they say not to judge a book by its cover, but this one I did. It has a dog all dressed up on the cover and there was no a dog in the story and i kept waiting for her to get one, and was slightly disappointed that there wasn't one.
So, I wasn't sold at first about a story involving mermaids. I was expecting just your classic mermaid tale, where the guy falls in love with the mermaid and they have a doomed love. "Of Poseidon" was so much more. Without giving anything away, "Of Poseidon" is about a girl named Emma, who finds out she is of Poseidon blood. In other words it makes her a mermaid or as the book refers to them as syrena, and is the last direct descendant of Poseidon. Galen, a syrena prince of the Trident house, an enemy of the Poseidon line, and is ambassodor to humans for is house. He learns of Emma and sets out to figure out why she is living on land, which is against the law of syrena. Galen and Emma's relationship has so many twist and turns and ends in the biggest twist of all, and leaves you wanting more.Anna Banks, "Of Poseidon," was a great read. I would recommend this to any teen reader looking for different twist on a mermaid tale and an all around good read. I can't wait for the sequel to find out what happens.
A mother and a daughter, a father and his son's, europeon vacations are instantly changed with the mix-up of two bags at the air port. Kate Klise's book "In the Bag" is written with each chapter told by a different character, and almost like a journal of the four characters days. This is Kate Klise's first adult novel but I can also see many teen readers enjoying the book. I actually found the storyline of the teens in the book better then the adult characters storyline. Even though the storyline was a bit predictable I found the book to be a quick and light read which would be great to take to on vacaction with you.
A great school story for beginner readers, "Katie Woo: Rules the School" was another hit for Fran Manushkin. Katie Woo stories are excellent for young elementary school students, each story focuses on everyday issues that children have to deal with today. "Rules for School," covers bulling, teasing, responsibility, sharing, and lying. Each story shows how Katie navigates these issues, and come up with a solution to solve them. This collection of Katie Woo stories reads much like her others story, but would appeal to children looking for a bigger story to read.