I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I can’t believe it is already 2011, but I am excited for what this year will bring. I forgot to post last week… I guess I was too busy watching Veronica Mars on Netflix. lol
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo – I loved this! It was definitely a kids book, but it had a lot of depth to it. It was a great story of love, hope, and forgiveness. The characters were really well imagined and each one’s story was really interesting. I loved that there was a good amount of action and things kept moving forward. Definitely worthy of the Newbery Medal.
Monster High by Lisi Harrison – This was okay. Parts were really creative, but I was kind of turned off by the brand name dropping and mean girl-ness. I liked Frankie and her spunk. I’ll probably read the next book in the series.
Poison Study (Study, Bk 1) by Maria V. Snyder – This was fantastic! I’ve heard good things about Maria V. Snyder, but this is the first book of hers I’ve read. I really liked Yelena and Valek and can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill – This was good. It started out a bit slow, but I liked the end. I liked Durango, Vienne, and Mimi. The miners were interesting, but I would have liked to have gotten to know the rest of the davo better and some of the characters (like Jean-Paul) seemed pointless. (Science Fiction)
Sister Wives by Shelley Hrdlitschka – This book was really interesting. It’s about young girls being forced into plural marriage, so it’s hard to say that I liked the book. It was interesting to see the three girls’ perspectives on everything going on around them. (Family Conflict)