Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mini Book Reviews

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Over the last almost week I have been reading, trying not to think about what I have to do today. And instead of posting individual reviews on each book, I am going to do a few (read 4) here in a little mini review section!

Epic FailEpic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had a hard time finding any common ground with the characters. We meet Elise and her sisters pretty quickly and it is after a move that has put them into a Prep School. There are all sorts of snotty kids at the school and quite a few kids of celebrities. Elise's mom and dad both work at the prep school and while that is uncomfortable in itself, her mother is the Principal; making the situation worse for the girls.

Elise of course has a crush on the mysterious Derek, whom is the son of two movie stars. Derek acts like it is a chore to listen to people talk about his parents and really puts off a "don't bother me" vibe.

This is pretty much your average teen book with a few cliches thrown in for good measure. The writing was ok and kept me reading, but it isn't something I would pick up again.

Love You Hate You Miss YouLove You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We meet Amy, a recovering binge drinker, as she is coming out of a "teen treatment center". We"meet" Julia through Amy's thoughts and little letters that she writes to her. See, Amy and Julia are/were best friends until Julia dies in a car accident. Amy blames herself for the accident and throughout most of the book I was under the impression that Amy was the one driving.

Amy must face going back to school and living a normal life, and while there she feels like she shouldn't be. She has a few bought's with doubt and the urge to drink, and while her parents are being exactly like she always wanted them to be; she "hates" it. Amy doesn't have any friends at school and even though there is one guy who trys to talk to her; she keeps pushing him away.

The story progresses from there, Amy eventually starts to semi make friends, and while attending therapy she starts to realize that the accident wasn't entirely her fault. She slowly starts to heal and move on.

The story was a good one, although most of it was a little hard to understand with the way it switched from Amy's pov and her letters to Julia; but once you go the hang of the voice it was a fast but deep read.

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I found the book lacking any real plot. I had a hard time staying focused on the book and couldn't really follow along. The story was all about a girl and how her life was. I wasn't too thrilled with "Evie" throughout most of the book and wish that she could have been a little more, adult, about things. She was the perfect whiny teen and got on my nerves a lot. Once the book was finished I was happy to see everything resolved and will grudgingly start the second book in the series, just to make sure I know what happens, because no matter what, I always finish a series once I start it.

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)Supernaturally by Kiersten White

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I should have known that the second book wouldn't get any better than the first. Granted Evie wasn't being actively hunted by the fairies, she was still being hunted in a way. Lend has gone off to college and of course Evie feels all alone again, so she easily steps back into working for IPCA. Evie is attending high school and applying to only one college in the hopes that she'll get in and be with Lend.
The story was mainly more whining from Evie about how awful her life is and a few paranormal hunts for IPCA, but really it was more of the same kind of boring, and I am wondering if it'll ever get better.

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  1. I read Paranormalcy and didn't even finish it. I totally agree with you on everything you said about it. That book made me go UGH a lot.