DAY 26: A Book That Makes You Laugh Out Loud.

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I don’t tend to seek out humorous books, I’m more of a dragons, demons and vampires kinda gal, so my laugh out loud moments normally come from unexpected places. I had to think about this question for a bit to come up with my answers, but when I did it was a light bulb moment of epic proportions! How could I have almost forgotten these two wonderful series?!  Continue reading

The Guy Next Door by Meg Cabot Review 4/5

Overall Impression: A very fun and lighthearted read. Meg Cabot works her magic again.

Now I am not normally a chick lit person. I find most of them don’t have enough plot for me, and I freely admit that I’m much more interested in dragons and hobbits than I am in how a woman will get her dream guy. That being said, I have actually acquired a heck of a lot of it from various family members and and friends, mostly just because as hard as I try, I can’t say no to a book. But also because occasionally, you do come across a good one that really surprises you.

  Melissa Fuller is late for work.
She is always late but this time she has a serious excuse.
She’s just rescued her neighbour from a violent intruder and in the process become the sole-custodian of Paco, the Great Dane – not the ideal accessory for a New York city girl.

Now Mel needs help, but she won’t get it from her neighbour’s only relative – ice-cool womanizer Max Friedlander. Max hasn’t a compassionate bone in his body and he isn’t about to give up on his vacation with a supermodel just to help his sick aunt’s annoying neighbour.

Mellissa Fuller is your typical chick lit lead. She’s a small town girl trying to make it in the big city. She works for a newspaper, but is stuck writing the celebrity gossip column, and she’s been unlucky in love and just broken up with her boyfriend. But when  Continue reading

Abandon by Meg Cabot Review 2/5

Overall Impression: Completely underwhelmed, this book failed to capture my imagination.

Pierce knows what it’s like to die.
Last year she flatlined following an accident.
During that time Pierce saw a dark world and met a mysterious, irresistible boy.
Now that boy, John Hayden, has turned up at school. Every time she sees him Pierce finds herself in terrible danger. Yet she’s still drawn to him.
John wants to take her back to the place she fears the most: the Underworld.
The question is, why?

This story begins when the main character Pierce, moves to Isla Huesos with her mother and they throw a party in her honour. Pierce’s mum works with animals and her father is part of a well known company that is often responsible for oil spills. The reason for their move was Pierce’s near death experience. One day when leaving the house Pierce see’s a bird struggling, she attempts to save it but instead bangs her head and falls into their pool where she stays, until she is discovered by her mother. While dead she finds herself in a mysterious place, she is asked for her name and then assigned to one of the two lines to wait for a boat that will take her to her final destination. Continue reading