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
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
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
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
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
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
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.