Musings of a Twiftie

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Five Books, Five Stars January 18, 2011

Filed under: five books five stars — maenadwrites @ 4:49 pm

Recently (like, last week) I moved from Guatemala to Florida. What I love the most about the US is the libraries. So many books! I nearly died. Anyway, I am finally able to do what I’ve always wanted, a book-review sort of thing on my blog. For every five YA (or maybe other) books I read, I will make a post rating them and giving a brief review of what I thought. Here goes round one!

 

 

THE A-LIST – ZOEY DEAN

Four stars

This was a quick and easy read, much like other books I have read by this author. The flow is amazing and I zoomed through this in one sitting. I detested the whole all-the-girls-love-Ben and all-the-boys-love-Anna thing, if it wasn’t for that I would have found this so much more enjoyable. But even so, I definitely liked it and totally recommend it if you’re looking for a good read.

 

 

GIRLS ON FILM – ZOEY DEAN

Three stars

Like the first book in the A-List series, it was well written and easy to read. ZD is absolutely amazing at writing the lives-of-the-rich-and-famous thing. However, the plot went way downhill. Every ten minutes there was a new surprise. Wait, Sam’s gay now? Wait, Anna’s with Adam now? Wait, Anna’s not with Adam anymore? Wait, now she’s some great writer? Wait, now she’s back with Ben? I spent too much time WTFing and not enough time enjoying the story.

 

SPEAK – LAURIE HALSE ANDERSEN

Five stars

Wow. This novel definitely lives up to its hype. I was hooked after the first page. As 2010 turned into 2011, I was glued to this book. I would have kept reading all night, but my arms got tired and my flashlight kept falling on my face. What I loved the most was how I was totally sucked into the story. I wasn’t just feeling Melinda’s hurt from afar, I was in her head, I was there. I actually had to stop a few times to reming myself, this isn’t my story, I’m not Mel. If I could give this fifteen stars, I totally would, but I’ll settle for five.

 

ZOMBIE QUEEN OF NEWBURY HIGH – AMANDA ASHBY

Two stars

What made this book catch my eye was the title (mostly the word ‘zombie’) and the cover. While it was definitely a good read, the writing style wasn’t my favorite and the voice wasn’t enough to captivate me. Even with the zombies and the references to Buffy and Supernatural, it’s not something I would reread or recommend.

 

SOME GIRLS ARE – COURTNEY SUMMERS

Five stars

Another book I read in one sitting, under the covers. I’m making a habit of this. I loved this book so so so so much. New favorite book, totally. I didn’t want it to end, and when it did, I wanted to go back and read it all again. I loved the voice, loved the writing, I loved every second of it. I also kind of love Michael now, but that’s not the point :P