All I want by Jolene Perry, Kaylee Baldwin, and Rachael Anderson. Can I just start by saying Jolene is a rock star? Well she is. This anthology is the perfect read to get you're Christmas romance fix it. Three excellent stories, all well developed and well executed. It only took me a couple of hours to read each one. If you do pick it up, I recommend taking a day in between stories. I had a book hangover after I finished each story so it's best to keep them separated.
Side note: Anyone want to write something like this with me for next year? We can all publish together and spread the Christmas cheer :)
If I hadn't won, and I checked it out from the library instead, I would have gone out and bought it.
A few things she did masterfully: 1. Back story. That can be so hard, but she had a way of weaving it in that made it seem flawless. 2. Magic. Um, can we say original? Loved it! 3. Romance. It was all so subtle and perfect. She had me flipping the pages to gobble up more of the characters. I was hooked from line 1 you will be too.
I went straight to the YA section and starting picking up every book I could find and fit in my box that I had to walk two blocks back to my car with. I honestly wish I could have spent more time and picked out more books.
Anyway, this blurb looked the best to me, and I am so glad I read it. Some moving and serious ideas presented in a way that can both be related to the life of a teen, and changed in the world around us. It pulled at my heart strings, it made me giddy, and it made me cry more than once (in a good way). I will forever view the world differently after reading this. I would compare it to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. It does take the Lord's name in vain and there are references to teen sex, but it doesn't crowd the book like other YA's in the same genera would. I'm so glad I saved it from sitting in a pile of trash for the rest of eternity!
Bloggrls - nugrl90 (Sadie) by Cheryl Dellasega. I originally wrote this post on November 29th thinking I would be done reading for the month. I was wrong. This one was another salvage pile save that I picked up becasue of the blogging thing it's short so I was able to finish it in a few hours.For the first time this year, I've read a book that I wouldn't really recommend.
I will give the author props becasue it's hard to write a book in just blog posts and convey the emotions of every character, but she did well, considering the style. The subject matter was deep (parents getting divorced, and an abusive boyfriend) but the story just wasn't really my favorite. Someone out there may love this book, just not me.
What was your favorite read in November?