Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Description from goodreads
When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead€¦and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. It only makes things worse that everyone now treats Abbey like either a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special. Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.
Review: This book was about Abbey, she had just lost a friend, and she is falling in love. It felt quite slow, at times because it was pretty much day by day, her at school her at home, her looking for Caspian, it was like the same thing over and over. The only thing that left me in awe about this book was towards the end that is when the book started to get good, the only part that made me want to read the sequal. It also left me guessing why Caspian was so secretive. Also why couldn't Abbey find out what happened to Kristen. I give this book 3/5.
Description from goodreads:
I swear, my life was always totally normal.
Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks are average, I don't have any superpowers, no one's showing up to tell me I'm a princess—you get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel, and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown.
And on top of that, James Hallowell showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he comes near.
But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day. And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to be harboring some kind of deep secret. . . .
I found the characters humor very funny, the way she looks at people, I found the whole book completely hilarious, I read it in two days, I was always reading it. Once I was done I found myself wanting more and more of the character and the new kids at school. What I was expecting of the new kids is not how it happened. I did not want another vampire novel, I have read to many, It was a hilarious trip. 4/5