Wednesday, May 26, 2010


As I posted my last...well post, I decided I'd go back and reno my summary-lacking reviews. So FYI the summaries weren't there but they are now/will be shortly :)

The Last Song - 5/5

Title: The Last Song,
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Chick-lit
Page Count: 480
Rating: 5/5

Plot in Under 10:

Exiled, angry, scared, lonely and falling for the wrong guy.
Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry at her parents, especially at her father.Until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with her dad. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, spending most of his time working on a stained glass window for the local church that burned down.The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that shows, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

My Review

I love Nicholas Sparks; I sometimes want to throw his stupid sad endings at his heart-wrenching head (Nights in Rodanthe, Message in A Bottle…), but I love him. This book is a perfect example of why. It was so fantastic I just sat there with a tear streaked face hugging it when I turned the last page.The 3 things I loved most:
1) Ronnie: the girls got attitude and I love it. She was stubborn and witty and I felt in love with her character (not to thrilled the Miley was cast in the movie, although I will withhold my opinions until I actually see it)

2) Will: oh come on, who doesn’t love a swoon-worthy guy who has a brain too?

3) Steve and Jonah: Their father/son relationship was just so cute (for lack of a better word) I was smiling, laughing and yes even crying through their scenes.

Remember Me? - 4/5

Title: Remember Me?
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Chick-lit
Page Count: 389
Rating: 4/5

With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby , returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly hilarious predicament…. When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed. Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all. Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?

Plot in under 10:

Girl forgets the last three years of her life.

My Review:

First to start; I haven’t read the Shopaholic series yet. They are on my TBR shelf and I have had books for months but for some reason I haven’t felt the tug to read them.

I picked this one up at a used bookstore a few months back and decided to give it a try while I was in-between series. About half-way through it I had two of my girlfriends tell me it was horrible. It went a little something like this:

MW: What are you reading?

Me: Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella.

MW: Oh no, I’m sorry.

AC: Yeah that one wasn’t good.

MW: Yeah I read it after the Shopaholic series and I was soo disappointed.

AC: Me too.

Me: Well crap I’m already halfway through, I can’t stop now, dammit!

…and I think that’s why I liked it. My expectations were so low, and I didn’t have any expectations from her previous work and that helped it along I suppose. It was nothing fantastic but an interesting plot and I liked the ending.