Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rachel: #2 Water for Elephants

I know, I know...finally.
I'm not sure what to write first other than this book is outstanding. If you have not read it, please do so. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book reason 1: I think the circus is wrong because of the cruelty to animals 2: Clowns freak me out, big time.

The author did such a great job of making you love the characters it was hard to put this book down. The first four or five pages have you hooked, it jumps back and fourth between Jacobs life from when he was young to present time when he is about 90 something. I haven't seen the movie but I am very excited for it to come out on dvd.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011


REALLY 8&9 of 15!!! You're kicking my ASS. I'm half way done with no. 2, yay for me.

Kristen: 8 & 9 of 15

Title: Torn
Author: Amanda Hocking
Pages: 356

Title: Ascend
Author: Amanda Hocking
Pages: 294

So these are the final 2 books in the Thrylle trilogy.  When I picked the first one at random off the Amazon top 10 book list I just thought the cover was eye catching and it sounded like an interesting story.  I didn't realize I was picking a book out of the Young Adult section.  OK, so I just read 3 books that were written for teenagers and up... no biggie.  It's not like I was going to stop once I found out, they were too darn good.  I'll admit it.  I enjoyed them.  I'll still recommend them.  They were enthralling books.  I mean you've gotta be captivating to get a teeni-boppers attention for 3 books in a row, right?  Hello, I'm the girl who started out this blog with a review about Harry Potter & I've read every book in the Twilight series (the final one twice).  I'm not too grown up for any books, as long as they have a good story.

It does seem that these books may have been rushed a bit into print, the second one especially, as it's chock full of errors.  But if you can get past that, you'll probably really enjoy theses.

I can't say that I personally cared for the way the final book ended, but I wont give too much away.  I guess we can't always have our way when there's a love triangle.  I liked the main character and pretty much all of the supporting cast.  And I've found myself doing a fair amount of research on the series since I finished it, so apparently it stuck with me.