Monthly Archives: October 2013

Book of Love – Lynn Weingarten

Book of Love coverBook of Love
By: Lynn Weingarten
Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers – Book 2
Available 31 Dec 2013

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers has given Lucy everything she thought she wanted. Gone is the poor, innocent girl pining away for a guy who didn’t deserve her and in her place is a fierce, fabulous Heartbreaker with glamorous sisters, an unbreakable heart, and access to magic.

The only problem is this: Lucy’s floppy-haired, blues-playing best friend Tristan is in pain. And she’s powerless to help him.

Or is she?

It’s time for the annual Heartbreaker competition — a chance for Lucy and her sisters to win The Book of Love, an ancient tome containing centuries’ worth of Heartbreaker wisdom, and maybe, just maybe, enough magic to fix Tristan’s heart for good.

Lucy will do whatever it takes; if it helps her fix her friend, she knows it’s worth it. At least she thinks she knows.

As Lucy goes deeper into the world of the sisterhood, she learns that even those closest to her have unimaginable secrets, and when it comes to magic, nothing comes without a price . . .

This Blonde’s Review:
I read the first book in this series in 2011 and was not happy with the way it had ended. I wasn’t too fond of the main characters and really enjoyed reading about the guys so was wondering whether I’d find something more to love about them in the followup book. I have to say that I was pretty much stuck in the same boat. I enjoyed the book but didn’t care for the main characters. I spent most of the book wanting to find out more about the secondary characters. We barely saw the ones I enjoyed last book but we did meet some great people in this one that would have been worth knowing.

The concept was great since who doesn’t want the chance to help fix someone they care about or correct their mistakes? But there were so many things that I felt were brushed aside. The competition seemed like it would be a huge thing and take multiple attempts, especially for such a newly complete family of sisters, it was all over relatively quickly. It was a way to bring the book into the picture but not an important part of the storyline. I would have liked to see some difficulties instead of everything flowing freely.

The book still had a decent message regarding what it means to really live and how important it is to let yourself love. I enjoy when a book can show you things like that, but too much happened casually. The huge moment that should have changed everything was followed up with another oh ya and this happened type moment.

If you read the first book you should get your hands on this one so you can wrap up the story. If I remember correctly the other may have had a bit more buildup but it is similar the way it will throw things at you that could have been big but falls a little flat. It is still entertaining but not one I’d highly recommend unless you wanted an easy read. If the story sounds interesting to you you may still enjoy it but do not go in expecting it to blow you away. It is suited for a fun easy read.


Double Digit – Annabel Monaghan

Double Digit coverDouble Digit
By Annabel Monaghan
Digit – Book 2
Available January 2014

Be sure to check my review of Digit, the first book in this two part series.

To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable understatement. She’s been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in serious hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.

This Blonde’s Review:
In this book Digit has gone off the college and finally finds herself surrounded by people she can relate to. She makes friends with hackers in her dorm and is even friendly with her roommate. She’s finally in classes where the other students want to learn as much as she does and she isn’t so far past her classmates that it creates problems. For once she has to focus on schoolwork rather than having all of the numbers come to her.

I enjoyed where this book was going but it seems the book stayed on the surface. We didn’t get too deep into Digit’s new friendships. We also didn’t see much into her relationship with John. They’re great, they have issues, they need space, or maybe they don’t? It was rather unclear in many ways and as important as they are supposed to be to each other there was still too much that happened easily between them. Even the addition of a possible love triangle or two seemed a little too light and easy.

I did enjoy this book, despite what the last paragraph might lead you to believe. It was a light easy read since it didn’t go too deep into anything. Since I enjoyed the idea of this book I would have loved for it to be more than what it was. When I look at it based on what this book is as a light read, and very similar to the first book, then I can say that I was happy to see the growth we’ve seen in Digit as a character.

If you’ve read the first book you should definitely take a chance with this one too. It doesn’t get deeper than the first but it does give you more of Digit. If you haven’t read these books you’ll want to read them if you enjoy a light read about an incredibly intelligent girl and the way she stumbles into danger just by figuring things out.

I’ve also heard that Digit is being made into a Disney made or tv movie. I do enjoy those but rarely have read the books they’re based on (except for Avalon High) so I look forward to seeing what they do with the movie. It won’t be out for quite some time since they’re still looking at casting last I checked, but I might as well mention it while we’re on the subject of Digit.


Being Jamie Baker promotion!

I really enjoyed Being Jamie Baker (as stated in my review). It has been way too long since I read it so obviously it is a great idea to read it again before starting the next book in the series. Be sure to get a copy of Being Jamie Baker soon so that you’re ready to start More Than Jamie Baker on the 15th.

More Than Jamie Baker, the second book in the Jamie Baker series by Kelly Oram is almost here! 

Haven’t read book one yet? No problem! 
For a limited time Being Jamie Baker(Jamie Baker #1) is available for $.99 on Amazon and Barnes&Noble!

Don’t miss out on this electrifying tale of superpowers, bad guys, and heart-stopping kisses. Literally, heart-stopping…

An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. 

To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High’s resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. 

Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?

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