Sunday, May 08, 2011

My Library Reads No. 12

My Library Reads is a spotlight on the library books that I have read during the previous week. This is not a post on what books I borrowed but books that I read. Since I don't review library books, this is a way to still be able to showcase them on my blog.

BTW, if anyone knows of another meme that is like this on another blog, could you please let me know? I don't know of any myself, but if there is one already in place, I'd like to give credit where credit is due!

Library Books read from 5/1/11 - 5/8/11

Super in the City by Daphne Uviller (Bantam, 1/27/2009)

Chick Lit Mystery - I read this book because I was a on a blog tour for the second book in this series, Hotel No Tell, and I hate reading books out of order. I wasn't a big fan of this book to be honest. There were several places where I did enjoy it, but it seemed so all over the place that I was never able to get a grasp of all the characters or all the events that took place in the story. I didn't really like Zephyr's character in this book nor did I even really enjoy the mystery because it seemed so disjointed. She's supposed to be the super of the building that her parents owned but she's not a good one and it's not very well explained why she has the job in the first place. It is written in a chick lit style but I didn't think it was written that well. Luckily, the second book is a lot better. Though I will be honest that if I didn't already own the second book by the time I finished this one, I probably wouldn't have read it.

There's No Place Like Home by Jen Calonita (Poppy, 3/1/11)

YA- I have been a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series for several years and I'm sad that this book brings the series to an end. I've been both eagerly and sadly waiting to see how Calonita would end this series and I was satisfied with how things came to a close. Kaitlin is a turning point in her life where she needs to decide how she wants to continue her future: go to college, continue acting, keep her mom as her manager, etc. Calonita uses a familiar story line to help Kaitlin realize that you need to be thankful for what you have though you can be the one to change things instead of just wishing for them. As always, the books are filled with Hollywood secrets and lots of pop culture. I really enjoy these books because Calonita keeps Kaitlin so down to earth and teen girls will still be able to relate to her even though she's a star. I wish this series didn't have to end but I know that Calonita has lots more up her sleeve so I can't wait for her next book to come out.

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