Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Titan's Curse

This is the 3rd book in the Percy Jackson series, and frankly, it wasn't that interesting.

Once again Percy (that is such a horrible name) and his friends are on a quest. This time they are trying to save Annabeth and Artemis. So they travel across the country, fighting monsters along the way. It had a lot of action, it just wasn't exciting enough for me. Maybe the 4th book will be better.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dead Days of Summer

I bought this book because I liked the cover. I judge books by their cover. If I don't like the cover, I won't get it. Anyway, I liked the fireworks, because they made me think of the 4th of July, which makes me think of summer, which is almost here. Plus the storyline sounded interesting.

This is part of a series (book #17 in fact), and its about married couple Annie and Max. Annie owns a mystery bookstore and Max is a P.I. In this book, Max takes on a case for Vanessa, who later ends up dead, and Max is the suspect. The fact that he had gotten drugged the night the murder takes place doesn't help him remember anything. So Annie and her friends set out to find out what really happened. The chapters are long, but it's a quick read. The beginning and the end were good, the middle a little dry, but good enough that I picked up 3 other books in the series.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Next Big Thing

Maybe it's because I'm a little (or a lot) overweight, but books where the main character is chubby and loses weight always interest me. While I know it's just a fictional character, I guess I feel like, if they can do it, so can I.

This book is about Kat who weighs over 200 pounds, and like most chubby girls, is unhappy about her weight. One day her friend Donna shows her a listing in the paper that there is going to be a reality show made to help fat girls get thin. It's a mix between Big Brother and The Biggest Loser. So Kat tries out and gets a part on the show. Living with 5 other girls causes drama, overeating, and when surprise guests show up, heartbreak.

I was really into this book up about the show brings on special guests, including Nick from London who Kat has been having an Internet fling with. Of course he thinks that she's a size 4, and is not to happy to find out that she lied. He's an ass. Hated him from the moment the author introduced him.

It was a hard book to put down. But a lot of things in it made me mad. Like, Kat loses weight and yet she is never happy with her weight. Going from 227 to 197 should make someone happy. And loses more on top of that, I got really tired of her bitching. Hell, I'd be happy if I could lose even just 10 pounds. And the secret for them to lose weight is exercise and eating right. Wow. Didn't see that coming. Geez.

I very much want to get my act together and get fit so that I won't ever be considered a fat girl.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mother's Day Murder

I was excited when I found out that this author had written a new book. I thought that she had stopped. This one was more interesting than her last one. However, like most of her titles, it just doesn't match the story. All her books have holiday titles, and this one takes place in May, and the only holiday in May is Mother's Day. Of course it does have a lot to do with mother's and daughter's.

This book kind of made me glad I'm not a mother. The whole time Lucy is worried that her teenage daughter met some stranger on MySpace, and is doing drugs, and texting to much. Sounds like a lot of stress and worry to me.

During all this stress and worry, a mother gets killed, and Lucy tries to find out the killer. Was it her rival? Her husband? Her own daughter?

It actually wasn't a bad book. If you have a teenage daughter, you might not want to read it. Looking forward to her next one which comes out in September.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I read this book years ago and for whatever reason wanted to read it again.

It follows the story of Clare who's hubby leaves her the same day that their daughter Kate is born to go get busy with another woman. Of course Clare is like "What the heck?!" and runs away to her parents house in Ireland (coming from London)to try and figure out her life. Basically the book is about her getting over her depression of her husband leaving her, and dealing with having a crush on one of her sister's guy friends. There really isn't to much mention of the baby. Every so often the author would add her to the story, but from what I've heard, when you have a newborn you don't get any sleep and can't do anything. She didn't seem to have that problem. Must have been a good child.

Two things that made me mad about this book. The sister Helen is just the rudest person ever! Yes, I know, she's just a character, but the way she treats everyone and they just let her, I just wanted to smack her and tell her off.

And the husband. He comes back and convinces Clare that it was her fault that he had an affair. And that if she promises to change he'll take her back. WHAT?! And she almost falls for it. He reminded me of this guy I know who will never admit that he did anything wrong, and will try to brainwash people into thinking that he's perfect and great and that they are the crazy ones. He made me mad. Luckily she comes to her senses and realizes that he's an a-hole and doesn't go back to him.

It was a decent book. Probably about 50 pages to long, but most of her books are like that.