Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday
Lola and the Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
“You’re going to fall in love with Lola and the Boy Next Door. Madly in love! Every page sparkles.”
— Sarah Mlynowski, author of Bras & Brookmsticks and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have)
September 29, 2011
It seems like everyone and their dog in the blogging world already has their hands on this book. It's ok. I can wait. Then I won't have to wait as long to read the third, right? I will be putting up my review of Anna and the French Kiss even though there are already so many out there. That was a book that I would have never picked up if not for starting to read blogs again. More on that book next week.
A Million Suns- Beth Revis
It’s been three months since Elder unplugged Amy, tearing her from her family and the life she always knew. Now, Eldest is dead and Orion awaits judgment for his murder as a frozen. Elder is finally free to enact his vision for the ship’s population—no more Phydus, no more lies. But when Elder learns harrowing news about the ship, he and Amy are sent on a race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, all the while dealing with the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart. Beth Revis wows us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all boils down to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship. (Good Reads)
Coming January 10, 2012
I read Across the Universe a little while back, and I am planning to do a book review on this one soon. This is a book that was hyped up a lot, but I don't find a lot of reviews of it. It's sad, I always see it on the shelf at my local libraries too...