Saturday, September 13, 2008

Book Review #328
Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie
Rating: one star (out of four)

This started out pretty intriguing and I was looking forward to seeing how it would turn out.  But then, somewhere in middle of the story, things suddenly shifted into a completely opposite direction and I was stunned that the author had attempted to pull that kind of plot twist and get away scotch free.  I was slightly disturbed and for the rest of the story I really couldn't get back into the original story.  I would not recommend this book, it just had a couple elements that I thought were a little flawed.

Book Review #327
Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguie
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

The story started out suspenseful and mysterious, making me wonder how the rest of the plot would unfold, but after a couple pages the shine and luster disappeared.  I was annoyed with the characters and didn't feel like they were developed very well at all.  I wanted to see more of their personalities, but the author just gave you a few interesting snipits and left the rest to your imagination, leaving large gaps where there should have been information.  I was not pleased with how Ruth acted throughout most of the book, I thought she was either annoying or immature.  I didn't care for how she and William acted together and I thought that their romance was a too passionate for only knowing each other mere days.  It was all very unrealistic and made the book seem cheap and lame.  The retelling of little red riding hood was an interesting take and while I thought it had all the elements to be a great story, it fell short several, several times.  I would not recommend this book.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Book Review #326
University of Destruction by David Wheaton
Rating: four stars (out of four)

There was definitely some top notch advice in this book.  I liked how David Wheaton seemed to cover every topic you could think of that would be a stumbling block for college students.  I also thought there was lots of meaningful suggestions in there as well.  I really liked this book and would definitely recommend to people who are headed off to college soon, as well as those who have already started college.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Book Review #325
Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

It still baffles me why an author feels the need to fill their books with vulgarity and trash.  I had come to expect a lot from Ned Vizzini, from reading one of his earlier books, "teen angst...nah", which was a remarkably clever book that held my attention and made me laugh, all without any questionable content.  I was very surprised to start reading this book and find that it was almost the complete opposite.  Swearing, sexual content, drugs, disrespect, and other crude obscenities.  I read as much as I could muster and then had to put this book down.  I would not recommend this book, all the adult content and how the characters are portrayed in such obnoxious stereotypes completely ruin the book.

Book Review #324
Revenge Of The Cheerleaders by Janette Rallison
Rating: three stars (out of four)

I love Janette Rallison's humor.  She always makes me laugh whenever I read her books, and this one was no different.  I didn't enjoy this book as much as some of the ones I've read by her in the past, but I still liked it a lot and would recommend to my friends.  I especially like how clean Janette keeps her books, I know that I can recommend them without having to recall if there was any questionable content.