"For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy...
For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.
Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.
But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.
As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever."
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
"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 super beautiful 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."
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
"A deadly pandemic, a budding romance, and the heartache of loss make for a stunning coming-of-age teen debut about the struggle to survive during the 1918 flu.
For Cleo Berry, the people dying of the Spanish Influenza in cities like New York and Philadelphia may as well be in another country--that's how far away they feel from the safety of Portland, Oregon. And then cases start being reported in the Pacific Northwest. Schools, churches, and theaters shut down. The entire city is thrust into survival mode--and into a panic. Headstrong and foolish, seventeen-year-old Cleo is determined to ride out the pandemic in the comfort of her own home, rather than in her quarantined boarding school dorms. But when the Red Cross pleads for volunteers, she can't ignore the call. As Cleo struggles to navigate the world around her, she is surprised by how much she finds herself caring about near-strangers. Strangers like Edmund, a handsome medical student and war vet. Strangers who could be gone tomorrow. And as the bodies begin to pile up, Cleo can't help but wonder: when will her own luck run out?
Riveting and well-researched, A Death-Struck Year is based on the real-life pandemic considered the most devastating in recorded world history. Readers will be captured by the suspenseful storytelling and the lingering questions of: what would I do for a neighbor? At what risk to myself?
An afterword explains the Spanish flu phenomenon, placing it within the historical context of the early 20th century. Source notes are extensive and interesting."
Monday, October 27, 2014
"It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.
Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything."
Sunday, October 26, 2014
"A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love."
Saturday, October 25, 2014
"I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.
Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.
Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.
Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.
It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt."
Saturday, October 18, 2014
I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads.
"Misdirected is the story of fifteen-year-old Ben, who moves to a small conservative Colorado town where his atheism seems to be the only thing about him that matters to everyone. His classmates bully him for not fitting in, his teachers don’t understand him, and with his brother serving in Iraq and his sister away at college with problems of her own, Ben is left on his own to figure things out. Being a teen is tricky to navigate when you’re an outsider, and Ben struggles to find his place without compromising who he is. He rebels against his teachers, he argues with his classmates, and he rejects what others believe, bringing the reader with him on his enlightening journey as he learns the value of challenging accepted beliefs—including his own."
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads.
"Nineteen-year-old Kirin Rise doesn't look like a hero. Short and scrawny, she's not the type to strike fear into anyone, much less the brutes that make up the United Federation of Mixed Fighting. Despite her size, she spent her youth secretly training with her Sifu in the art of Wing Chun Gung Fu. What's more, Kirin has something that many people in 2032 seem to have lost--a conscience. Enraged by government corruption and corporate greed, Kirin sets out to do something about it in the most unlikely place: the weekly bloodbath known as Chum Night. With the guidance of her Sifu and the help of those who love her, she just might survive.
Kirin Rise: The Cast of Shadows is the story of a young woman struggling against the apathy of a nation in her drive to make the world a better place."
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I received a copy from the publisher and author.
"The Tyrant's control of the Fail has increased so much that now he threatens Earth as well as Tir.
In a violently dystopic London, where Mark and Nantosueta are searching for Padraig and the Sword of Feimhin, Penny Postlethwaite, a gifted but emotionally troubled teenager, is mapping two Londons, the tormented 'City Above' and an eerie and frightening 'City Below'. Meanwhile the dystopia of the Razzamatazzers is spreading to New York, and more widely, to the other great capitals of the world.
On Tir, Alan's Shee army is intent on attacking Ghork Mega, the Tyrant's capital city, but obstacles obstruct his path at every turn.
And in Dromenon, while exploring the leviathan roots of the Tree of Life, Kate finds herself entering the Land of the Dead in her hunt for the serpent-dragon Nidhoggr. There is something terribly wrong with the Tree of Life, but does she dare to liberate Nidhoggr, whose instinct is for chaos?
AS war grows on both Tir and Earth, the labyrinthine cunning of the Tyrant becomes manifest. What is he really building in the other City Below the city of London? What is he planning for New York and all the great capital cities of Earth?
Day by day and hour by hour, the looming threat grows in both the worlds..."
Friday, October 10, 2014
Okay, I'm going to take a few days off to take a very short vacation. I'll be back in a few days (like three?). No reviews, so you guys can take a break from reading my very humorous (I hope) and eccentric reviews. I just have a bit to work on including my to-reads list.
So yes, I will still be here. No, I won't leave you. And yes, I love you all.
-Alice of Wonderland
I won a giveaway from Goodreads First Reads.
"When her younger brother becomes victim to Ridgeview High’s worst group of bullies, Peyton Greene sets out to hire the most feared student in school to protect him. It never occurs to her that the antisocial, two-time senior won’t agree to do it, even for the large sum she’s willing to pay.
Sam Guerra can’t afford to pick a fight at school and risk another expulsion, but after witnessing the beginning of a humiliating locker room beat down, he gets involved anyway. Soon more students approach him with offers of money and requests for protection. Having zero interest in becoming anyone’s bodyguard, he finds other students willing to take his place for the same fee. A growing list of names rapidly morphs into a reason to approach the pretty geek again, and despite the stark differences in his and Peyton’s backgrounds, they begin seeing each other outside of school.
But everything changes when Peyton transforms the list into a bodyguard website for a class project. Not long after go-live, she’s struggling to maintain the burgeoning database of bullied students matched with student bodyguards. What happens next turns the senior class assignment into a non-profit, nationwide project that will ultimately tear her parents' marriage apart and the town in two as it fuels the hot topic of violence to stop violence in an already divided nation. Her struggle to do the right thing becomes even more complicated when she learns of Sam’s dark past and equally violent present—information that could compromise their relationship, her reputation, and the integrity of a successful, anti-violence project she refuses to quit."
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
"Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over."
Monday, October 6, 2014
I received a copy from the author. Thank you!
"Fate has brought together four young people from our world into the enchanted world of Tír. Together Kate, Alan, Mark and Mo present a formidable new force for good in this war-ravaged world: they are Hope for the millions of oppressed peoples that live here.
The four have been split up, with one of their number kidnapped, one lost and one changing almost beyond recognition, and it falls to Alan to unite them once again and restore their strength.
But the Great Witch Olc, scheming in her Tower of Bones, is planning to lure Alan into a trap. And she has resurrected the demigod Fangorath, a dreadful force for malice, for her own evil ends."
Sunday, October 5, 2014
"When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all."
Ahh... Princess of the Silver Woods. I already read the book before this one, the prequel. Sequel of Princess of the Midnight Ball. I actually read the middle book first, and I wasn't lost at all. It was really nice. And I can so easily pop in now. I totally and absolutely applaud Jessica Day George. Good recap, and supplies enough information for readers to survive the plot of the current book they're reading.
Let's break this down.
Princess of the Silver Woods is definitely good. I actually like this one more than Princess of the Midnight Ball. Petunia, the youngest princess of the twelve princesses, is certainly the most awesome and baddest of them all. She could shoot a pistol without a flutter of her eyebrows. That girl is very well train. With weapons. I have to admire her. She has been to places where they should had frightened her to witless, but she still manages to go in. Then again, she was practically born in that situation. All thanks to her mother.
A two hundred and fifty something paged book, Princess of the Silver Woods is most fun and fast-paced. I finish the book so quickly that I can't wait to read other books from Jessica Day George. Unfortunately, I can't do that (sorry, Ms. Day George). I have a huge stall in my to-reads list. I need to work on that, too.
The man. The wolf. I don't know what he is other than an Earl of a land that no longer exists. Hmm... Not exactly. It still exist, but he no longer owns it. I think he is somewhat of an idiot compared to Galen. But... Well, he does have loyalty and other qualities presented in a dog. Great, now I'm practically cursing him for his idiocy. I mean, that he isn't as clever (then again, Harry Potter isn't either), but he does possess better traits. Like kindness.
I really enjoy the retelling parts of this book. It is great, and Jessica Day George pulls it off well. It is similar to Red Riding Hood, but different enough that some readers (who probably never read Red Riding Hood) could imagine it as an original work.
Overall, I think Princess of the Silver Woods is worth reading. Yes, it is a great book with wonderful characters and a fantasy world that can easily take you away to another place. I like it. I like it even better than The Princess of the Midnight Ball. But it isn't better than Jessica Day George's gorgeous retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
Rating: Four out of Five
Okay. I'm going to tell you that I'm changing the URL of kittikat.blogspot.com to ofpaperandwords.blogspot.com. I will tell you that it is really annoying to type "kittikat" because of all the ks and ts, but that isn't the reason why.
But I will be happy to see you around. Even though I'm being rather cryptic.
-Alice of Wonderland
But I will be happy to see you around. Even though I'm being rather cryptic.
-Alice of Wonderland
Saturday, October 4, 2014
"A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.
Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.
The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?"
Well, this is definitely a retelling of Mulan in a weird way. The difference is that practically everyone knew she was a woman. Or he was a woman? Alexa is a woman. That is a much better way of saying this. Alright, I'm going to say this: Defy is just... Pft. Very disappointing. There is a lot of potential for greatness, but the author totally blew it.
For starters, there is rather slow plot. When I say, I mean slow. It is like the one third point of the book, and there is nothing about being held captive like what the synopsis promise. Yes, it does happen eventually, but... So slow! And I couldn't get into Defy. I thought I would like it, but the synopsis just fell through. Pft.
I can't tell whether or not I sympathize with Alexa (or Alex). Definitely not. Because I keep on making fun of her and insulting her in ways. Then again, I'm more upset at how disappointing the plot is. And I absolutely hate the love triangle. I loathe it. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy love triangles (like Peeta/Katniss/Gale and Rachel/Percy/Annabeth and Dimitri/Rose/Adrian), but this... This is just horrible. I hated it. No chemistry between her and Rylan. Damian and her is better, but thank goodness it is tolerable.
(Oh, yeah. I skip over those Rylan/Alexa parts. It is so obvious who she is going to end up with. Always the dark and mysterious type. Oh, spoilers? Eh... I don't think so. What? Cinderella always gets the prince in the end).
Damian vs. Rylan. Even though I hate these two male love interest fights, I will compare these two. And then, I'm so over it. First up, we have Damian on one side. He is very mysterious, plus a Crown Prince of his kingdom. And so handsome and dreamy (though not to me). However, he may or may not be a traitor to his kingdom and keeps a lot of secrets away from the main character, Alexa. Alex. Alexa. Never mind. Now we have Rylan. He is cute and loyal. He keeps tabs on Alexa, because her brother demands the loyalty and probably would still be watching over her despite that promise. A soldier, he is a good fighter, but he isn't as good as Alexa. After all, he keeps on losing to her, which only proves that she is probably an Amazon warrior. But enough of that. Alexa, who are you going to choose?
Alexa: I don't know. I keep pushing them both away, because it isn't right. We have the attraction, but he's a prince! And he's a friend! Blah, blah, blah, blah.
Oh, I think I made fun of them a little too well. Well, from this, you can probably tell that I'm very upset and disappointed by Defy.
Rating: One out of Five
Friday, October 3, 2014
"A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn…
Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.
Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew."
No, I'm not going to go on a fairy tale spree. Not yet. I still have to finish my other to-reads books, because they deserve more attention and interest. This is one last book before I read the other books. Just in case something is rotten. Then at least, I have a good book to think about. A really good book to think about. Like Once Upon a Time-ish.
Princess of the Midnight Ball is obviously based on the tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. There is a Barbie version of that tale, I believe. The eldest princess ends up with the shoemaker in that tale, right? I can't remember, but I know it was much more pleasant than this one when the girls were forced to dance all night long. Midnight, you might say. And yes, it is sick.
Before I start cracking down on the finer points of this fairy tale retelling, I'm going to say that I'm a fan of Jessica Day George. She is good. I loved her retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon (which might be the wrongly stated, but please correct me if I do state it wrong). They are all good. Every retelling I'd read so far. And this one is no exception. Princess of the Midnight Ball might have a long title, but it is good and I couldn't let go. It was addicting and fast, and I really enjoyed the book being told from two perspective. Princess Rose (the eldest daughter and princess, obviously) and Galen (the gardener).
This book still follows the original tale. There are some parts of it that makes you so surprise by the little things. Like that old hag who gifts Galen an invisibility cloak. I'm sure Jessica Day George takes pleasure in stating how an invisibility cloak is dangerous. Hint: You can't be seen.
Princess of the Midnight Ball explores the other details of the old tale. It goes in to describe the bad forces and the mysteries of the entire world. There is magic, yes. But the whole thing remains mysterious. And I really liked it. The author's writing captivated me from the beginning to the end. Now I want to reread the second book (which I read a long time ago).
And I can see no fault to this book. It is better than I thought and exceeded my expectations.
Galen takes center stage, unlike the princess. Well, he takes most of center stage. His character is louder than any other, and I like him the most of all. Even over Rose, yes. Well, I'm done now. So tired. And sleepy. (Night).
Rating: Five out of Five
Thursday, October 2, 2014
"Morgan is a National Disaster.
Morgan Abbott couldn’t be happier. Super-cute Max has quit her Secret Service detail to be her (secret) boyfriend, and the annoying Brittany Whittaker has been ousted from class president, leaving the post open for Morgan! Life is pretty sweet.
Now Morgan just has to tackle college applications—but she has so much else to juggle that looking that far ahead seems impossible! Good thing she’s graceful under pressure . . . well, sometimes.
A trip to London should be just the thing to take her mind off all the craziness, but true to form, chaos follows Morgan wherever she goes—and the trip turns into an international disaster. Can she make it right? Or will she cause a royal mess?"
Secrets of a First Daughter is good, too. I can't decide which one (the prequel or this book) I liked better. Hmm... I call it a tie. They are both good, and very cheesy. Very cheesy. It is definitely for the young teens. And fans of The Princess Diaries. Or other similar Chick Lit books. That is all I have to say on that subject.
Anyway. Morgan is certainly a National Disaster. She gets in the kind of trouble that you wouldn't believe in. She is just like Mia (in the movies). Totally clumsy (oh, gosh, practically verging on Bella-ish). On the bright side, she does have a personality. Unlike that freaking piece of marble. (I was just looking on Goodreads and saw that Twilight is read more than Harry Potter in one certain year. Makes me worried about the future generation, eh?).
The plot is good and easy enough to follow along. I'll give points for that. Cassidy Calloway is good at making the plot go by quickly enough, and the shortness of the book totally helps. Umm... Umm... Oh, yes. She makes very witty and clever remarks that make Morgan Abbott very human and totally relatable. I'm old (mentally and maybe physically; and possibly not mentally) compared to the age of the targeted reader (which is probably around twelve or thirteen). And I can still understand that cheeky, sassy, and clever girl, who has doubts and flaws in her personality. What is great is that she accepts it and moves on.
Speaking of moving on, Calloway puts a great lesson in this book. Not going to mention it, because it is somewhat spoiler.
The ending is a short. I was totally surprised. I didn't even see it. I'm not kidding. The author sort of made the book more believeable thanks to that little surprise (about Jackson and the President). But then again, it is really shocking. And I do like the ending. Double kiss. Oh, crap. That was a sort of spoiler. Darn.
Overall, Secrets of a First Daughter needs a shorter title. But it is a great book, best for the younger readers. I did enjoy it, and I thought it was a great book to escape in. I could just forget about the world around me as I sit and read quietly. Love it. It might be Chick Lit, but for its adorableness and romance (yes, Agent Max Jackson; a bit of him, I guess), it totally wins.
And I do like the disguises.
Rating: Four out of Five
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
"Morgan Abbott has no social life and no privacy, and her every screwup makes front page news. That’s what happens when your mom’s the president of the United States—and Morgan is sooo over it. But now her mom needs a presidential stand-in! With the help of Morgan’s cute new secret service agent, a little makeup, and a lot of family resemblance, she’s soon seeing things from the other side of the desk.
On the heels of a historic election, books about girls in politics are more popular than ever. Readers won’t be able to resist the smart, spunky, klutzy-yet-lovable heroine in this fresh and fun new teen novel!"
Oh, my goodness. I think I should had read Confessions of a First Daughter a long time ago. It is funny, witty, and definitely for the YA readers, but that is okay. Teen read or not, Confessions of a First Daughter is amusing and very easy to connect with. Morgan Abbott is a nice character, and she is certainly a tornado.
If you liked The Princess Diaries, you would most certainly like Confessions of a First Daughter. Well, maybe. Maybe not. It is a bit cheesy in my opinion, but I do like to be fooled sometimes. Be swept away by some handsome knight. What? Are you going to roll your eyes at me for being a romantic? Well, I guess I'm not that romantic, eh? Haha. I'm totally hilarious, don't you think? I think I am.
Confessions of a First Daughter is delightful. The book is short, and the plot goes by fast. I really enjoy following along to the misadventures of Morgan Abbott. The character is stunning despite all of her missteps and craziness. And I do love her and Hannah. They are funny and amusing. I'm practically squealing whenever they gossip about the new secret service agent. It is so much fun. Hannah, by the way, totally takes on the attitude of the readers.
Max Jackson is totally swoonworthy. However, his character is really hard to believe in. He is twenty years old, but the age requirement for the US Secret Service is twenty-one years old. Just around the drinking age for the US. He is a genius, so that is probably way he got the age requirements wavered in his favor. Still, it is really interesting to see his past, and it is even more fun to see his character growth, no matter how slow it is.
And Morgan Abbott. She is witty, and she never lets something get down. I liked her (and Max) so much that I practically sprinted to read the next novel. Actually, I stayed right here in my nice wood chair. I have a rather large library with even more boxes of books in the garage. (Unfortunately, I can not find Harry Potter in there).
Confessions of a First Daughter is impressive despite some cheesy parts. It is a nice fresh novel with some hilarious moments.
I should note that points will be docked for unrealistic guys and cheesiness. But it is mostly on the cheesiness. I wasn't bothered at all when I read A Girl Named Digit. Well, maybe a little.
Rating: Four out of Five