Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Club Friday

Hey y'all,

This Memorial Day I was able to get back into the groove of reading just in time for summer to start. I figured I would review the three I read and then it's on to what books I am eyeing for some summer reading. As always, suggestions are always welcome! 

I cranked out three teen novels this past weekend and I am about 75 pages away from completing another. So let's get to it:
Bad Attitude (B.A.D. Agency #1)
I am almost finished with this book (as in once this post is done I am off to finish) but I love Sherrilyn Kenyon so I am going to go ahead and say I love this start to another series. 
It's described as:
BAD agent Sydney Westbrook must find the perfect sniper for a risky counter-terrorism mission. J.D. Steele, a military sniper whose attitude problem landed him in prison, seems a good candidate. But as they're dragged into a secret world of freelance killers, Sydney begins to discover the man of honor and passion beneath Steele's arrogant fa├žade. It's a man even Steele didn't know he could be -- and a man whose mission will risk the life of the only woman he's ever loved...

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
I love Sarah Strohmeyer's adult fiction so I thought I would give this a try. I think it is a cute story but not something I would say is a "have to read." 
It's described as:
From Sarah Strohmeyer, author of Smart Girls Get What They Want, comes this romantic comedy about one girl's summer job from hell. Think The Devil Wears Prada set in Disney World.

When cousins Zoe and Jess land summer internships at the Fairyland Kingdom theme park, they are sure they've hit the jackpot. With perks like hot Abercrombie-like Prince Charmings and a chance to win the coveted $25,000 Dream & Do grant, what more could a girl want?

Once Zoe arrives, however, she's assigned to serve "The Queen"-Fairyland's boss from hell. From spoon-feeding her evil lapdog caviar, to fetching midnight sleeping tonics, Zoe fears she might not have what it takes to survive the summer, much less win the money.

Soon backstabbing interns, a runaway Cinderella, and cutthroat competition make Zoe's job more like a nightmare than a fairy tale. What will happen when Zoe is forced to choose between serving The Queen and saving the prince of her dreams?

So Not Happening (The Charmed Life #1)
The beginning of a series about a girl being forced to move to Oklahoma due to a re-marriage and the bumps of the transition as she tries to see God's plan in her life. 
Described as:
New York's social darling just woke up in a nightmare: Oklahoma. Problem is, it's right where God wants her.
Bella Kirkwood had it all: A-list friends at her prestigious private school, Broadway in her backyard, and Daddy's MasterCard in her wallet. Then her father, a plastic surgeon to the stars, decided to trade her mother in for a newer model.
When Bella's mom falls in love with a man she met on the Internet--a factory worker with two bratty sons--Bella has to pack up and move in with her new family in Truman, Oklahoma. On a farm no less!
Forced to trade her uber-trendy NYC lifestyle for down-home charm, Bella feels like a pair of Rock & Republic jeans in a sea of Wranglers.
At least some of the people in her new high school are pretty cool. Especially the hunky football player who invites her to lunch. And maybe even the annoying--but kinda hot--editor of the school newspaper.
But before long, Bella smells something rotten in the town of Truman, and it's not just the cow pasture. With her savvy reporter's instincts, she is determined to find the story behind all the secrets.
"How can a girl go on when her charmed life is gone and God appears to be giving her the total smackdown?

A story about a teen learning about her family history and about her mother's death all set with a boarding school and some witches. If you like paranormal teen series I think it is good to pick up if you need a read. I already grabbed the second book in the series from the library.
Described as:
When her widowed father dumps 16-year-old Katy Jessevar in a boarding school in Whitfield, Massachusetts, she has no idea that fate has just opened the door to both her future and her past. Nearly everyone in Whitfield is a witch, as is Katy herself, although she has struggled all her life to hide her unusual talents. Stuck at a boarding school where her fellow students seem to despise her, Katy soon discovers that Whitfield is the place where her mother committed suicide under mysterious circumstances when Katy was just a small child. With dark forces converging on Whitfield, it's up to Katy to unravel her family's many secrets to save the boy she loves and the town itself from destruction.

Summer Reads List
...and more

What have you been reading lately?


  1. I love paranormal romance, but I can't quite remember if I've read an entire Sherrilyn Kenyon before or not. I think I've at least read some of her shorts in anthologies.

  2. I just ordered "Kate Spade: Things We Love" and "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns". I can't wait to read them!



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