Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Unwritten Rule

Every girl knows the unwritten rule of friendship:  no matter how cute, or attractive he is, you can never, ever, like your best friend's boyfriend.  Unfortunately for 17 year old Sarah, her best friend Brianna is dating a boy that Sarah has liked every since 8th grade.  Now perfect, beautiful, sexy Brianna is dating the boy petite Sarah has always wanted.  Sarah is sure she'd never be able to compete with Brianna, who always shines and is always the center of attention, and she knows she shouldn't even think about Ryan that way since Brianna is her best friend, but she can't help it.  And sometimes it seems like Ryan might be interested in Sarah too...

I started reading this book last night and couldn't stop except when I had to sleep.  Sarah's torment is easy to relate to, and she is a likable character.  Her fixation on Ryan does almost cross into obsession, but the length of the book helps keep this from seeming overdone.  Brianna's and Sarah's friendship is very realistic, and the way Brianna mistreats Sarah, with simple comments that are subtle insults, is well done.  You can see why Brianna is someone Sarah wants to be friends with, but also why the friendship is toxic.

I really enjoyed this book, and I think teens will relate well to it.  This was a nice break from the darker books Scott has written lately:  Living Dead Girl and Love You, Hate You, Miss You  Also, I love the cover and how purple it is!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New book!

Ok guys I have just started a new book that I can't wait to read.  I got an ARC of The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott!  Woohoo!  So, check back soon to see my review because I can't wait to read this book!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's been awhile...

I need to work on keeping up here more often, but I do have a reason for being absent. I had surgery last week and have been kind of out of it for awhile. But, I am back and I have a review!

Unfortunately I have to give my first bad review on here. I started reading, and was really into Going Bovine by Libba Bray but, it ended up just getting too Weetzie Bat for me in that I thought it was getting weird just for the sake of being weird.

Here is what Going Bovine is about: Cameron is a loser just trying to make it through high school. He spends most of his time underachieving and getting high. Then, everything changes when he finds out that his visions aren't just from the drugs, they are hallucinations due to his brain being eaten away by Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, otherwise known as Mad Cow Disease. Now Cameron is spending his time wasting away in a hospital, until one day a pink punk angel tells him he has to save the world on the search for a cure, oh and he has to bring his new friend Gonzo the dwarf on this trip with him.

I will admit that I skipped to the end to see if Cameron was going to make it, and that made me decide if I was going to read the rest of the book or not and really try to invest in Cameron. In the end, once Cameron left the hospital the book totally changed and was just really weird. I think teens might be able to relate to it more than I did though.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I finished Soulstice. I will say that the Fearscapes were... a lot to handle? They didn't really make me scared or sick or anything, but they almost got to be too much description. The ending of the book is a bit of a cliffhanger, so I do want to know what happens next, but the next book won't be right on the top of my To Read Pile.

Now I am reading Going Bovine by Libba Bray. I am really enjoying the humor in this book so far, and can't wait to read more. It's been a little slow going cause I am still sick, but hopefully I can get more into it soon.