Thursday, February 15, 2018

P.S. I Still Love You—Jenny Han

Title: P.S. I Still Love You
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2015
Pages: 337 p.
Source: Library
Compensation: None
Read: April 2017

Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You

We were introduced to Lara Jean in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and her story continues in this sequel. The last thing Lara expected when she and Peter pretended to be dating was that she and Peter would actually wind up liking each other. But that’s exactly what happened. Everything’s going great until people from both of their pasts start to intervene. Is it possible for Lara to go from having no real boyfriends to being in love with TWO boys at once?

I enjoyed this one just as much as the first book. This was definitely more focused on Lara’s love life than her family life, but her family still played a large role in the story. I was SUPER glad I had the ARC of the third book in the series so I didn’t have to wait for it. Definite read for fans of the first book!

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Friday, February 09, 2018

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before—Jenny Han

Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2014
Pages: 368 p.
Source: Library
Compensation: None
Read: April 2017
Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

VOYA has the tendency to send me the third book in a trilogy to review. I don’t know how other reviewers handle it, but I don’t feel right reviewing a conclusion when I haven’t read the first two books! So, when I was sent Always & Forever, Lara Jean last spring, I had some catching up to do.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a funny quick read about a 16 year old girl. Lara has written each of the boys she has “loved” a letter and kept it safely hidden for years. Until the day they get mailed to their recipients and much embarrassment and hilarity ensues. This is not a romance novel, even if it is about all the boys Lara has crushed on. It’s more about a girl finding her place in her family and finding herself. I loved Lara’s relationship with her older sister. I finished the book in one day and that is a rare feat for me in my old age. They’re making a movie of it which is sure to attract even more readers.
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Friday, February 02, 2018

Cloud Cuckoo—R.E. Palmer

Title: Cloud Cuckoo
Author: R.E. Palmer
Publisher: Front Runner Publications, 2016
Pages: 222 p
Source: Purchased ebook
Compensation: None
Read: April 2017

R.E. Palmer’s Cloud Cuckoo

I was so impressed with the first book in the Never Dawn series (given to me by the author) that I purchased the second one on my own. The first one had ended with such a strong shocking discovery that I wanted to continue the overall story.

Unfortunately, Cloud Cuckoo didn’t measure up. The majority of the book Noah couldn’t remember what he had discovered, he and Rebecca were separated, and he was isolated during a “re-education” time in which they tried to brainwash him into compliance. There were some more secrets revealed, but this second book very much felt like it was a second book—just a bridge to get from the first to the third. This is my problem with most planned trilogies. There wasn’t anything spectacular about this one, although it does end on a pretty big cliffhanger. The third one is out now and I’m sure I will read it because I like to see how things end.

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