Monday, April 23, 2012

Before I Fall

I liked Pandemonium so much that decided to read another of Lauren Oliver's books.  She wrote this one before the Delirium trilogy and it has nothing to do with that series.

Samantha Kingston is a popular high school senior who gets killed one night after a party.  But there is a glitch.  She has to relive her last day seven times. 

At first I thought this was a typical YA novel and I was a bit bored but as Sam's week goes on, I really got involved in her life and by the end, I couldn't put it down.

Even the writing gets more and more beautiful as the novel progresses. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stay Close and Pandemonium

I love Harlan Coben and liked this book so I have no idea why it took me almost three weeks to read it!  Okay, I guess I do know why and it has nothing to do with the book; it has to do with me.  I started playing Slotomania and got addicted!  My bad!

Anyway, this book follows a suburban soccer mom from her normal life of wife and mother of two kids to her prostitute past and her lost love.

Every year on Mardi Gras, a man goes missing.  But they were not nice men.  They were abusers and, really, no one wants them found.  But, mysteries must be solved.

This really is a page turner and if I hadn't been so involvled in playing slot games, I'd have finished it much sooner.

Then I ran out of coins!

So, I started Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver and couldn't put it down. This is the second in a trilogy and was even better than the first book. 

Lena has escaped from Portland,  Maine to avoid being cured from deliria (or Love) but her lover, Alex, got shot in the process.  Now, she is on her own in the Wilds.  She must create a new life without Alex. 

She becomes a member of the Resistance and disguises herself as a normal, cured, schoolgirl.  Her mission is to follow Julian, the son of an ardent supporter of the cure.  Julian is just hours away from his procedure.

I don't want to give too much away.  Suffice it to say that I read this book in two days.  And I won't even mention the ending...WOW!