There You’ll Find Me by Jenny Jones
“After the death of her brother Will, Finley Sinclair decides to take a trip to Ireland, and follow in her brother’s footsteps to try to find her meaning. She has an audition coming up at the New York Conservatory, and the ending of her piece won’t be perfect until she has found every place that her brother went before her. On the plane to Ireland, she happens to get seated next to teenage heartthrob Beckett Rush; however, she seems to be immune to his charm, which throws him for a loop. In exchange as a tour guide to show Finley all the places her brother went, Beckett convinces her to become his assistant. what exciting events will en-capture Finley during her visit?
There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones was one of those books that I just couldn’t seem to put down. I finished it in a little over a day and loved every minute of it. I found myself really relating to the things Finley was going through and feeling. This isn’t your typical love story, it’s about taking evasive action and trying to find yourself; who knows you may even end up finding God in the process.”
Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
“Eve, short for Evening, was ran over by a car and brought to the hospital only to be rushed out and into her mom’s, Terra Spiker, facilities with superior facilities that just might save her leg from the amputation that looms ahead if she doesn’t get the right treatment. After a few days of treatment in the lab her mother gives her a project to do. Make the perfect boy, Adam. But how does she make the perfect boy when she has already meet him?
Solo lives at Spiker Bio-pharmaceuticals facilities helping with the small errands, and he is up to no good. Solo keeps tabs on Terra wanting to eventually bring her and her company to ruins. But, Solo didn’t count on falling for Eve.”
“I liked this book because there was suspense and romance. I didn’t know what was going to happen next, and just when I thought I had figured it out there was a surprising twist. I feel like any girl can relate to this book because girls are always dreaming up their perfect guy; what they want in a boy. This is a great book and I would recommend it for anyone.”
The Pact by Jodi Picoult
“This book makes you question what side you would take in the death of Emily Gold, who was shot by her boyfriend, Chris Harte, as part of a suicide pact. The couple had made a secret pact, but when Chris doesn’t shoot himself after he shot Emily, a murder case is taken to court. Throughout the book and the course of the trial, Picoult takes you through the lives of the devastated families and throws you for a twist every time you think you have figured out the verdict. The Pact makes you ask yourself how well do you really know someone? Could you kill your lifelong best friend and significant other because they didn’t want to live anymore?”
Why We Broke Up
by Daniel Handler
“Min (short for Minerva) Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up. Min is writing Ed a letter which she is including in a box of items that she is returning to Ed. In this box are all the things she collected while they were dating, and they are also the reasons they are breaking up.”
This isn’t my kind of book and I appreciate that there was a picture to go with the description of each item, but I don’t feel like the pictures helped the book at all. Plus, there was so much swearing in the book that it took away from the story. Personally, I didn’t really like Why We Broke Up and unless you don’t mind a lot of cuss words, I wouldn’t recommend reading it. On the other hand, the story is somewhat interesting and at times you find yourself relating to Min, and how she is feeling.”
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
“This book is about a girl, Nora, who has lost her father to an illness. She lives in a society where respect and poise are emphasized and she resents it. Soon, her life is turned upside down and she is thrown into supernatural weirdness. Some creatures that are known as zombies kidnap her. She gets very scared but one particular zombie, Bram Grisworld, tells her everything about the zombies and the fight between good and evil zombies. Bram and Nora start to fall in love despite their differences. Nora helps the zombies fight and when Bram tells her that her father is being held captive, she joins in the search.”
“I really enjoyed this book. I liked it because it had suspense, danger and romance. There was always something new to look forward too. There was never a dull moment.”
Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien
“Gaia and her mother are midwives who faithfully take a quota of the babies they deliver to the Enclave until the Enclave arrest Gaia’s parents seemingly for no reason. Gaia must go against everything she knows to save her parents and learn about the reasons to why her parents were arrested. It seems to be that everything she once thought is wrong.”
“This book is action-packed and never has a slow point in it. Birthmarked is a very interesting and a quick read.”
Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
“Verity” is a code name used by a British spy whose plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Once captured by the Gestapo, “Verity” is forced to write down every bit of information she knows about the British plans; if she doesn’t comply she will be killed. Of course, this is Nazi-Germany we are talking about, so she’ll probably be killed anyway. Filled with suspense, Elizabeth Wein’s novel takes you back to WWII to discover for yourself the life of a Prisoner of War.
by Lisa Mangum
“Sarah and her father visit New York for a 24 hour stay. During that time Sarah’s father has a business meeting and leaves Sarah to walk New York alone. Alone in New York can be a little overwhelming but Sarah takes it all in stride and uses her time to take photos. Sarah’s day begins when she meets Sam, someone who makes her think and want things she has never understood before. They begin a quest together and by the end of the day Sarah and Sam’s life has changed.
I really liked this quick, easy read. The relationship between Sarah and Sam grows as the book progresses in real and natural ways. At the end of the book I wanted to read more about them and the people they met. There is no teen angst in this book, the problems they face are from their past and I loved reading how they helped each other work through them.
I’d trade my time to read this unique story again.”
Review by ~Tracey