Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Super Short Reviews (8)

Super Short Reviews is a feature I do occasionally, when I just don't have time for full-length reviews.

Here are some of the latest books I've read (links take you to Goodreads):

Sleepless by Thomas Fahy: This is a contender for inclusion on the local high school summer reading list, but even before that I had heard about this novel and thought it was a really interesting premise. Sadly, I felt that the book fell way short (and I don't think it's appropriate for a reading list, either). There was too much bouncing around and it's hard for me to care about a book when the basis of the book is based on nonsense. The whole thing that happened in New Orleans? Would not have panned out that way, seriously.

Teen Boat by Dave Roman and John Green: first of all, not THAT John Green. One of my colleagues sent me the cover image for this book with a "WTF?" message. The tagline of this graphic novel is "the angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!" and I was immediately intrigued. Apparently this novel is the compilation of a web comic and I have to say, it is supremely hilarious. TeenBoat is a teen who turns into a boat (actually, more of a small yacht) when he gets wet. He is also in love with Nina Pinta Santamaria. LOL And his best friend is always making puny jokes and asking his what crawled up his aft. It was just such a fun, fun book--highly recommended!!

The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3) by Kimberly Derting: I LOVE this series. I had thought that this would be the concluding book, but it's so not!! I don't want to say too much about this book for those who haven't read The Body Finder or Desires of the Dead yet (why not??), but suffice it to say that the drama and the tensions are still there, although I would prefer the whole potential-Rafe-Jay-Violet triangle would just...go away. Looking forward to the next book!

Enjoy your reading!

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