If you've been here a while, you'll remember that I used to write really nice (in my opinion) reviews. I really enjoyed writing reviews and getting all the information together. I also was reading between 5-7 books a week, so had no shortage of material to draw from.
For the past few months, however, I've been in a bit of a reading and blogging slump. The reading part has getting slightly better, but I just don't have the attention span for the nice long reviews right now. Hence, Super Short Reviews. Here are some books I've read recently, and my really quick thoughts. The links will take you to that title's Goodreads page.
Truth (XVI #2) by Julia Karr: Read for 2012 Sophomore Challenge: I enjoyed XVI and have been actively waiting for this sequel. It was enjoyable, although there definitely wasn't as much going on as there was in the first book, but Nina is definitely emerging as a strong character. I thought the title was appropriate, too--XVI was about becoming a sex-teen, and Truth is about uncovering the truths of society. While this book is listed as the companion to XVI, Julia Karr has mentioned on her blog that she's working on book 3, which is--without revealing any spoilers--absolutely necessary for this storyline!
Dead to You by Lisa McMann: Read for 2012 Standalone Challenge. This book was unputdownable and had me guessing right until the very end. A great realistic mystery that has twists and turns like you wouldn't believe. Saying much more might reveal something I don't want to...
Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson: Read for 2012 Standalone Challenge. Powerful, powerful stuff. Jacqueline Woodson gives meth addiction a strong, realistic voice with this novel. I devoured this novel extremely quickly and would recommend it to anyone who likes darker realistic fiction.
Enjoy your reading!