Sunday, August 22, 2010
Charlie feels incredible guilt over the car accident that killed his younger brother. For thirteen years after the accident, Charlie spends each night with his brother, playing baseball and holding onto the past. Charlie has a gift that allows him to see those who have died and their spirirts before they move on. Then he meets Tess, who was injured in a boating accident, and is lost at sea. Charlie and Tess start some sort of relationship while Charlie eventually tries to find Tess and return her to her life.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Different books, different authors. Don't think I like it. The first book (The Maze of Bones) was really enjoyable. I liked the author's writing style, but book two seems harder to read.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Another vampire (oh excuse me, vampyre) story? Absolutely! I loved loved loved this book. It took a bit to get used the the premise of a vampire boarding school but once I did, I really enjoyed it. This book has everything: vampires, mean girls, good looking guys, drama, and danger. Many of the characters seem a little odd but are endearing. It had a strong storyline of teens who are marked to become vampyres. It follows their lives through "the change."
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Linger. I love it. It's great (even with green font), it's suspenseful, new characters, and a bittersweet ending. I loved Shiver (the first book). I can't say that I live this one more, but it's different. Each chapter is from a different characters perspective. Isabel, dealing with her brothers death, is now good friends with Grace. Olivia (who's mentioned often but doesn't make an appearance except for one quick snippet as a wolf) is still in wolf form and everyone is wondering about her. Cole, a new wolf, dealing with the fact that he destroyed his friend's life and is desperately trying to stay a wolf. Sam (sigh) who is learning to trust that he's "cured" (but is he really)? And Grace, who becomes sick and is trying to figure out what is happening to her.
I'm obsessed with angels. I love the idea of them, their beauty, their place in the human world. This book was a recommedation. Honestly, when I saw the page count I cringed. It was huge (451). Okay maybe not so huge but more than I really wanted to read for a summer book. But I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It wasn't an easy read though. There were many times I had to go back and reread things. It had a lot of historical, religious, and biblical references. Not usually my thing.