Friday, July 30, 2010

Book Views (8)

Book Views is an idea that Kate over at The Neverending Shelf created. Basically, I give you a picture, the summary and a review (in less than 75 words).

The Season
by Sarah MacLean

Summary (via Goodreads): Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued -- in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe, respectable, and wealthy. But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet.

When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. But will Alex's heart be stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine affairs, who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband? Romance abounds as this year's season begins!

Review: I was really quite blown away by this novel. It had a fantastic set of characters, a murder mystery to break up the intense romantic scenes, and a setting that I absolutely love - Regency London. I definitely fell in love with this book and really could relate to Alex and her friends.

Final verdict: Definitely a must read for lovers of Regency London and murder mysteries.

Summary (via Goodreads): It's January 1st, 2015, and the UK is the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing, in a drastic bid to combat climate change. As her family spirals out of control, Laura Brown chronicles the first year of rationing with scathing abandon.

Will her mother become one with her inner wolf? Will her sister give up her weekends in Ibiza? Does her father love the pig more than her? Can her band the dirty angels make it big? And will Ravi Datta ever notice her?

In these dark days, Laura deals with the issues that really matter: love, floods and pigs. The Carbon Diaries 2015 is one girl s drastic bid to stay sane in a world unravelling at the seams.

Review: Combine UK punk music, bad attitude and a dystopian society and you've got one interesting read. I really loved Laura as a character and the narrator for the audiobook was absolutely fantastic in capturing her character. She even sang at points! I definitely loved this book and can't wait to read the next one.

Final verdict: Pick up this book - it's a worthwhile read!

Oh. My. Gods.
by Tera Lynn Childs

Summary (via Goodreads): A modern girl's comedic odyssey in a school filled with the descendants of Greek gods.

When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe's plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uber exclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. That's right, they're real, not myth, and their teen descendants are like the classical heroes -supersmart and superbeautiful with a few superpowers. And now they're on her track team! Armed only with her Nikes and the will to win, Phoebe races to find her place among the gods.

Review: I loved this book! Another audiobook that I listened while doing housework and it was a fun one to listen to! I love the mix of sports competition, blossoming love, and mythological gods. I still find it strange that her mom would marry a guy after only knowing him three weeks - kinda weird. Otherwise, fantastic read and one I highly recommend!

Final verdict: A great read for when you need something a bit lighter and fun!


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Season! I read it last week and loved it as well.

  2. I'm so jealous. I've been dying to read "the season".

  3. Thanks for the review about The Season! I've been wanting to read that book for a while.

  4. Those are some awesome books you've reviewed... I've added them all to my to-read. I've seen the Season around but I was never convinced to read it until I read your review. Thanks!

    - Cialina from Muggle-Born


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