Thursday, April 30, 2009

Evermore (Alyson Noel)

Typical teen romance fiction with an edgy goth twist.I liked this book better than Twilight, and I hope the rest of the series continues in this vein. I think it might be because the female lead seems slightly more agentic. But the story is strikingly similar. Instead of being vampires they are "immortals" and they have really cool powers. The second book isn't out until this summer, but I am looking way more forward to it than reading the rest of the twilight series.

Overall: B / C (just average)

Monday, April 27, 2009

April Books

The Birthday Present: Liked it. Interesting voice / pov switches to the story. Was shocked to read the author jacket at the end and discover the author was in the House of Commons, writing under a pseudonym. Made me wonder if it was possibly a scandal she was basing this after. B

In The Woods (Tana French): Really liked it. Great story, with a good twist ending that I didn't see coming. Nice explorations of the psyches of the main characters. Interesting take on how (some) investigators might really think. Would recommend. A