Monday, January 26, 2009

In My Mailbox

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley

Wake by Lisa McMann
Thirsty by M.T. Anderson
Crowned by Julie Linker

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCaffertySecond Helpings by Megan McCafferty

Okay so I have seen this feature on a couple different blogs and thought that maybe I would give it a try. Technically, I didn’t get any books in my mailbox from reviewers or anything because I am still new to this reviewing thing but I am trying. I did go to Barnes and Noble, though, and here is what I got.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Last Christmas by Kate Brian

Title: Last Christmas
Author: Kate Brian
Rating: 4 Stars

Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want: straight A’s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House. But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad-boy Thomas Pearson. Alone. Instead of snuggling with her boyfriend next to a cozy fire in Vermont, she’s huddling for warmth with Thomas in Ketlar House.

As the snow transforms Easton into a winter wonderland, Ariana finds herself falling for Thomas. But someone is watching their clandestine romance unfold, someone intent on turning their holiday weekend into a nightmare…
Last Christmas reveals the secret of what really happened before Private began — and the shocking truth will change everything for fans of Kate Brian’s bestselling series.

Overall: Last Christmas was probably one of the best books I read in 2008. This book was a little creepy at times because Kate Brian kind of puts you into the mind of a cold-blooded killer, namely Ariana Osgood. It also gives you a little bit of background about Ariana, but not enough to really understand why she becomes a murderer. If you have read the Private series, this book is full of revelations about some of Ariana’s actions in those books. You don’t necessarily need to read the Private series before this but it does help a little bit to know what happens after this story. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who likes mystery, romance, and a little murder.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Love Undercover by Jo Edwards

Title: Love Undercover
Author: Jo Edwards
Rating: 2 stars

True love needs no disguise.

Kaitlyn Nichols craves a little mystery and mayhem in her life. Having a secret agent for a father should do the trick, but unfortunately Dad is no 007, and danger is nowhere on the horizon.

But all that changes when Mr. Nichols brings home Blaine, a seventeen-year-old hottie who’s about to enter the Witness Protection Program. Suddenly Kaitlyn’s in the perilous position of protecting the cutest guy she’s ever met!

When Dad enrolls Blaine in her high school, it’s up to Kait to detect the girls who want him…and the guys who want him dead. Meanwhile, Kait’s about to discover that there’s one little thing she can’t protect — her heart.

Overall: Love Undercover was a fun and easy read. The main charcters Kaitlyn and Blaine/Gordon were cute but still a little cliche. Nothing new really happened in this book. The two main character overcame whatever obstacles stood in their way and ended up happily ever after. The ending was definitely predictable and there wasn’t really any mystery in this book. I wouldn’t really recommend this book unless you are really bored and have nothin better to do.