Short Reviews

I’ve decided to go ahead and write very short reviews of some of the books I read during the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. I wanted to get something down about these books, though I don’t have the inclination to write full reviews for each of them.

Title: Kiss Me Kill Me
Author: Lauren Henderson
Genre: Teen
Rating: 4/5

Kiss Me Kill Me is the story of wanting to fit in, framed by a mystery. I enjoyed Kiss Me Kill Me, but wasn’t expecting it to end on such a cliffhanger. You really can’t read and enjoy this book without reading the sequel, Kisses and Lies. This is a great YA book that I recommend.

Title: The Color of Light
Author: Karen White
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4.5/5

I love Karen White; she has quickly become one of my new favorite authors. Though The Color of Light is one of her older novels, it is just as good as her newer ones. I was hooked on this novel from beginning to end. Highly recommended!

Title: Big Dirt Nap
Author: Rosemary Harris
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 3.5/5

After reading the first novel in this series, Pushing Up Daisies[review], I made it a point to read the sequel as quickly as possible. I enjoyed Big Dirt Nap, though not as much as the first. I missed some of the major characters from the first novel, and the mystery was a bit convoluted.

Title: Just One Of The Guys
Author: Kristan Higgins
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: 4/5

After reading and loving Kristan Higgins’ Too Good To Be True [review], I wanted to give this one a try. It was good, though the character of Trevor really frustrated me because he was so stubborn. Still, it’s an enjoyable and easy read. I’m definitely going to make it a point to check out the rest of Higgins’ work.

Title: Here Lies Arthur
Author: Philip Reeve
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4.5/5

I really enjoyed this unique look at the Arthurian legend. Reeve includes many of the instances of magic (sword in the stone, etc.) but demonstrates how they could be achieved through trickery, rather than magic. The depiction of Arthur isn’t exactly positive, but the story is very good!

Title: Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies)
Author: Justina Chen Headley
Genre: Teen
Rating: 4/5

I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I liked North of Beautiful [review] but it was still enjoyable. I liked the development of the main character, watching her as she came out of her shell. It was also nice watching her learn more about herself and her mother.

Comments

  1. Great way to highlight some of the readathon books. I definitely have to try the Arthur book. I love books about him — even ones that paint a darker picture of him.

  2. Great way to highlight some of the readathon books. I definitely have to try the Arthur book. I love books about him — even ones that paint a darker picture of him.

  3. I agree about Kiss Me Kill Me, it’s basically the first half of the story and just kind of stops. The second one has a better ending, it’s less of a dead stop.

  4. I agree about Kiss Me Kill Me, it’s basically the first half of the story and just kind of stops. The second one has a better ending, it’s less of a dead stop.

  5. I’ve got to get hold of one of Karen White’s books!

  6. I’ve got to get hold of one of Karen White’s books!

  7. I wanted to do a mini review post about some of the books I read too, but it has been so long that I don’t remember anything about them :(

    I have to give a try to Karen White sometime, I’ve heard just too much about her.

  8. I wanted to do a mini review post about some of the books I read too, but it has been so long that I don’t remember anything about them :(

    I have to give a try to Karen White sometime, I’ve heard just too much about her.

  9. Great idea. I might have to try this sometime!

  10. Great idea. I might have to try this sometime!

  11. I am adding Kiss me Kill me and The color of light to my list!

  12. I am adding Kiss me Kill me and The color of light to my list!

  13. I’m still in awe of how much you read during the Readathon.

  14. I’m still in awe of how much you read during the Readathon.

  15. I love how you did this…I’m in this position with several books, so I may copy this idea, if you don’t mind! :)

  16. I love how you did this…I’m in this position with several books, so I may copy this idea, if you don’t mind! :)

  17. I’ll have to check out that Karen White book. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

    –Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

  18. I’ll have to check out that Karen White book. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

    –Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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