Review: Tropical Kiss by Jan Coffey

Monday, March 21, 2011

Title: Tropical Kiss
Author: Jan Coffey
Book #: --
Series: --
Page #: 352
Release Date: May 10th, 2005
My Rating: 4/5

A summer in Aruba, on the beach, in the sun–what else could a girl want? A summer romance, of course!
Imagine spending your entire summer vacation on the beautiful Islands of Aruba. Who could ask for anything more? Well, for Morgan Callahan, spending her entire summer in Aruba with the father, she hardly knows, is barely anything to look forward to. In fact, she is dreading the next few months.

Nonetheless, she is in for the time of her life! From secret operatives to finding romance. Morgan is in for some international intrigue!

My Spring Break

Sunday, March 20, 2011

During Spring Break this year, I caught up on reading. I read nine books:

1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

2. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley- Cartwright

3. A Year In Europe: London: Kit and Robin by Rachel Hawthorne

4. AYIE: Paris: Dana and Alex by Rachel Hawthorne

5. AYIE: Rome: Carrie and Antonio by Rachel Hawthorne

6. Island Girls (and Boys) by Rachel Hawthorne

7. Picture Perfect by Catherine Clark

8. Tropical Kiss by Jan Coffey

9. Maine Squeeze by Catherine Clark

What did you read over Spring Break?

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium
Book #: 1
Release Date: Feb. 1, 2011
Page #: 441
My Rating: 5

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love

Review: A Year in Europe Trilogy- London: Robin and Kit

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Title: A Year In Europe Book 1: London: Kit and Robin
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Series: A Year In Europe
Book #: 1
Page #: 192
Release Date: September 12th, 2000
My Rating: 3/5

Robin's falling fast for an English guy named Kit Marlin. There are just a few tiny problems: 1) She's living with him and his family in London for the year. 2) He treats her like a sister. 3) He has a gorgeous girlfriend. So she should just get over him and avoid a broken heart, right?

During Spring Break, I really got into a phase of reading cute, romantic, beachy-type books. Books where you can stop thinking and just enjoy a cute story. I don't know why I got into this phase- I think it's my summer-itis. My first beach read was A Year In Europe: London: Kit and Robin. The series is based on three best friends who spend a year in a Study Abroad program in Europe. Each of the girls has their own country and their own book in the trilogy.

The first friend, Robin, stays in London. When Robin gets off the plane, she finds that her "sister" for the year is actually a brother, she is shocked. To impress him, Robin speaks only in a whisper, to try to disguise her "hick" Texan accent.

Honestly, Robin bothered me. Throughout the book, I couldn't fathom why she had tried to hide who she really was. Kit, however, was extremely cute. He was understanding of Robin, and tried to help her acclimatize to her new surroundings.

Being from England, I found Robin's reaction to the language differences between England and America absolutely hilarious! My American best friend is also reading the book, and she is as confused as Robin.

Overall, the book was a cute, quick read, if a little annoying during some parts. I am giving this a rating of three masks.

Review: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

Title: Red Riding Hood
Author: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
Series: --
Book #: --
Page #: 329
Release Date: January 25th, 2011
My Rating: 1.5/5

The blacksmith would marry her.

The woodcutter would run away with her.

The werewolf would turn her into one of its own.
Valerie's sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henry, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.
After her sister's violent death, Valerie's world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the Wolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But now no one is safe. When an expert Wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them--it could be anyone in town.
It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only one who can hear the voice of the creature. The Wolf says she must surrender herself before the blood moon wanes...or everyone she loves will die.
Based on a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson

Sunday Sequel

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Sequel was created by my affiliate, Amber Skye over at Reading Addict. Every Sunday I will post about a sequel I can't wait to read! This week, my post is about the sequel to Delirium, Pandemonium.

I just finished Delirium, and I was absolutely entranced by the world Lauren Oliver created. The story was just breathtaking and stunning. I can't wait for the next two books in the trilogy, Pandemonium and Requiem. Check out the review of Delirium that I am posting tomorrow!

Sunday Sequel

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Sequel was created by my affiliate, Amber Skye over at Reading Addict. Every Sunday I will post about a sequel I can't wait to read! This week, my post is about Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

This is another seriesI haven't started yet! I absolutely LOVE The Mortal Instruments and I am so glad the Shadowhunter world is continuing in the Infernal Devices. The sequel to Clockwork Angel is set to be released in September of this year.