Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mini Reviews

I read quite a few books today. I woke up around 4 a.m. with a pounding headache. I couldn't go back to sleep, couldn't listen to anything, couldn't look at any lights. I hate migraines, but since I was pretty limited and stuck in my dark room most the day I read, A LOT! Eight books! I'm going to post a mini review for most of them. So, here goes!

Title: Rich and Mad
Author: William Nicholson
Rating (1-5): 2.5
Cover rating: 4
This book was extremely different from I thought it was going to be. I assumed it would be a light, fun read about firsts. I was intrigued by this because, well, we all have our firsts. First love. First time having sex. First time experience in a lot of things as we try to find our ways through our adolescent years. Boy, was I wrong. I did enjoy the some of the moral of the story. Sex can involve love, it doesn't just have to be about sex. I enjoyed Rich and Maddy evolving into a relationship. I chuckled a few times. William Nicholson is an English author and I like an English sense of humor. I think what turned me off of this book was the writing about the sex. I am not against sex in a novel. I know sex is a reality amongst teens, but in a YA book I expect it to be done in a tasteful manner. This was on the vulgar side. A sex scene was described in detail. My jaw dropped when I started to read that scene. It is the most racy sex scene I have read in a YA novel. This scene is meant for adult romance books in my opinion. On Barnes and Noble's website, it says this is for ages 14 and up. I have to disagree with that. I think that is too young for this type of sex scene. I recommend picking up this read with knowledge of what to expect. If I had known what to expect I might have enjoyed it more.

Title: Mostly Good Girls
Author: Leila Sales
Rating: 2
Cover rating: 3
Description from B&N

I didn't really enjoy this novel. The writing was well done, the plot nicely executed, the characters had substance, but I couldn't get into the story. The characters were juniors in high school, but I felt as if they're behavior and views ranged around seventh grade. I don't think the author captured a real high school social life, but then again these characters went to an all girls school. Maybe socializing is different there? I don't know, I don't think it would be, but I don't know. The ending ended very quickly and abruptly. If this sounds interesting to you, I recommend trying to find it in your library or on Pulse it.

Title: Blue Bloods Series
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Rating: 4
Covers: 4
I am not putting the description because I am reviewing the series as a whole, not just one novel. I read the entire Blue Bloods series today including the Misguided Angel that is set to release later this month. I enjoyed this series a lot. I loved the tie in of angels, demons, and vampires. It was a new take on all of these paranormal creatures. I also can't get over how cool the history plots were. It fascinated me how De La Cruz dated these vampires back through time, but especially the Mayflower and the colonies. I love history, I think it's interesting, so that is why I loved this plot point. The characters are great. They all have strong voices and personalities. This is a wonderful series that I recommend to paranormal and mystery lovers.


  1. hmmm I couldn't find your hop post.
    Just hoping by, following and saying hi.
    If you have any scary or paranormal reviews, intereviews, or giveaways, then make sure to stop by my site and add them (anytime this month) to my Giving me the Creeps October page. I'm hoping to spread the word on some blogs and share the scary all month long!

  2. Oops. I meant to explain why there wasn't a blog hop post. After I signed up I was having computer trouble, so I gave up, but there will be one next Friday! I'm sorry about that!

  3. great mini-reviews!! I love Melissa De La Cruz, but I havent read Blue Bloods yet. Looks like it's going on my to-read list!
    New follower from the hop. Please stop by my blog, I would really appreciate it!

  4. I love Melissa de la Cruz! I can't wait to read Misguided Angel.

  5. I love her too! I was so excited to meet her in Austin. She's so sweet! Misguided Angel is great! I know you'll like it! :)