If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven’t read Science Fiction before…any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?
Summary from Good Reads:
For sixteen years, Josie Gardner and her mom, Kate, have been a team. It’s been the Gardner Girls against the world, and that’s how Josie likes it. Until one day, in the pet food aisle of Shop-Co, they run into the parents of Paul Tucci, Kate’s high school boyfriend—the father Josie has never met. If Mr. and Mrs. Tucci are back in town, it’s only a matter of time until Paul shows up. Suddenly Josie’s mature, capable mother regresses to the heartbroken teenager she was when Paul moved away. Meanwhile, Josie’s on the verge of having her first real boyfriend, while her free-loving best friend, Liv, begins yet another no-strings-attached fling. When Josie learns some surprising truths about Paul Tucci, she finds herself questioning what she’s always believed about her parents—and about herself. In FOR KEEPS, Natasha Friend tells a fresh, funny, smart story about what happens when a girl gets the guy she always wanted and the dad she never knew she needed.
I wanted to love this book because I can relate to it on a personal level. Now that I’ve sat for a couple of days thinking about it, it just didn’t meet my expectations.
The interaction between the two families were very brief. I would have loved to see more especially between Josie and her father, maybe a time where they actually hang out for a day to start the process of getting to know each other. We were given little to nothing in terms of interaction with the rest of her new family. One uncle is mentioned but never talked to, while the other swoops in to save the moment, then swoops right back out never to be seen in those pages again. We get the grandmother through Josie, instead of from her.
The one thing I did like was Josie’s reactions. She reacted in such a real, believable way to the whole situation. Much like I think I’d act in that situation, and I’m nearing 24 instead of being 16
What is your favorite romance hero-type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2) by Rick Riordan
Release Date: May 3rd 2011
I loved the first book in this new series by Rick Riordan, so I cannot wait for the next installment. I still need to finish his Percy Jackson series though, especially since there’s a new subseries.
What are you guys waiting for this week?
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (Division of Random House)
Released: October 26th 2010
Rating: 4/5 – Cover Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon – Book Depository
Summary from GoodReads:
“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”
So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
So I picked this up from my library, but had planned on waiting until after I read a book from my TBR pile. But I read the first few pages one night and got so hooked on it that my original plan went out the window. This book was a fun read.
We have Lily, sixteen years old and feeling abandoned by her parents during her favorite holiday of the year, Christmas. Lily is a bit quirky, which made her feel younger than her sixteen years at times, but I loved it. Loved everything about her. Then we have Snarly, a.k.a Dash, short for Dashiell. Complete opposite of Lily. Hates Christmas, could care less that he’s been abandoned by his divorced parents. It’s interesting to see someone so rational at such a young age. I really felt these characters, primary ones as well as secondary ones, were very fleshed out. They felt real.
I love the idea of the red notebook, and two strangers meeting in such a way. Using friends and family, their community, to make it all possible. All their humorous antics kept me entertained throughout the entire book. And when they finally met, wow. Was not expecting it to happen like that. But it definitely worked that way.
I have not read any previous books by the authors together or on their own, but I’m definitely going to be checking out their other joint works soon. If this book is anything to go by, the others will definitely be fun. And I hope this gets made into a movie some day just like Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Been a slow week for me reading wise, but I should have a review up tomorrow of Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, so keep a look out for that. Here’s this week’s IMM!
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing what we’re eagerly waiting for. Here is mine for this week!
Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop
Release date: March 1st 2011
From the Author’s webite:
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s “darkly fascinating”* Black Jewel novels have enthralled readers and critics alike with their mixture of fantasy, intrigue, and romance. Now in Twilight’s Dawn, Bishop returns to the Blood realm with four all-new captivating novellas.
Daemon, the Black Jeweled Warlord Prince of Dhemlan, is settling into his first year of married life with his Witch Queen Jaenelle. But as the thirteen-day celebration of Winsol draws near, Daemon finds himself being pulled in too many directions as he plays host to his formidable family…
Still recovering from the ordeal that left her wounded and angry, Surreal returns to Ebon Rih on the orders of Prince Lucivar. And when her former lover Falonar ruthlessly challenges the rule of her family, Surreal may finally succumb to the darkness burning inside her…
When someone lays a vicious trap for Queen Sylvia and her sons, the fallout completely disrupts the lives of the ruling family of Dhemlan. Now, they have to uncover the identity of the warlord known only as No Face, before he returns to finish what he started…
After losing the two most important people in his life, Daemon has assumed his father Saetan’s role as High Lord of Hell and built a wall around his heart. But when he inadvertently forges a new connection, will it be enough to break him free from his loveless life?
I have been a fan of Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series for 10 years now, I think. I cannot wait for the latest installment. I might just have to request one of my regular days off for the release date so I can stay home all day to devour this book. What are you waiting for this week?