Monday, January 31, 2011

Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

The author of  P.S. I Love You is back with a new novel.  well, it's fantastic! at least, the first 3 chapters are. We won an arc in a twitter contest and somehow I lost it.

Here's the story as far as I got:
   Tamara's a typical teenager. Self-Obsessed, would rather spend time with her friends than her parents, doesn't usually think past her next set of plans.  None of these things is necessarily bad until her whole world changes.  First, she loses her dad and then her whole sense of self. After the post-dad finances are figured out, it's apparent that Tamara and her mom can't continue living the life they have been.

No more vacations, no more extravagant shopping, no more big house. No, they go to live with her aunt and uncle (whom she barely remembers) in their "little" cottage next to Kilsaney Castle. Left to her own as her mother grieves and her aunt & uncle go about their lives, Tamara is struggling to find her place in her new world while desperately desiring to be back in her old one.

Sadly, that's as far as i got before my apartment ate the book. I know from reading the blurb on the back that a rolling library introduces her to a book that will change everything for Tamara, but I have no idea how or why. The Book of Tomorrow is set in Ahern's Ireland and makes me want to travel. And since I never got to finish the book, I'm going to have to see if my local bookstore has it.

You should too and together we can see how/why/if Tamara is able to cope with the changes thrown at her. And also how one book can make her life seem complete. (isn't that true of our favorite books anyways?)

Recovering with pages,
Kat  :)

Hardcover, 320 pages, 21.99 @

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jane True is Truly Wonderful

Tempest Legacy by Nicole Peeler

This third book in the Jane True story is delightful. It continues the story of Jane in her exploration of who she is and this powerful, beautiful, and scary supernatural world she is now a  part of.  Jane once again gets caught up in a series of murder investigations with Ryu's team.  Fighting Ryu's wish that she moves to Boston with him, Jane is finding the dynamic of her romantic feelings to be changing.  Not sure who to trust Jane is beginning to stand on her own two feet. 

These books have it all; murder and mystery, humor that's laugh out loud, a paranormal world that is fascinating, romance that is both hot and touchingly sweet, and are an overall must read.  If you enjoy Sookie Stackhouse, you will love Jane True.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Richard Castle you're my hero

One of the best tv to book transitions that I have ever seen. If you love the ABC show Castle, you will love the books referenced in the show and written by Richard Castle. 

Jamison Rook is a self-assured journalist writing a piece on Detective Nikki Heat. Heat is a kick ass crime fighter with a hidden romantic side. As they become more involved in the murder case, so do they also become more involved with each other. 

Witty and fun, these books show the under lying feelings of the characters on the show. It is easy to believe that the books written by Richard Castle are about real people that we get to see every week. The humorous side to solving murders is always visible in the tales of Nikki Heat.