Books and Music

     I've read some good books lately that I haven't really talked about. Just a quick mention...

     The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore, which is the sequel to I Am Number Four. The book was good, exciting, fast-paced. We got to meet another of Lorien's Garde- Number Seven and it was interesting to hear her point of view and her story. I love all the different characters in the book (Number Four, Six, and Sam) and I can't wait to see what happens next. Also, I wish they'd make the sequel into a movie, but mostly so I can see Alex Pettyfer play Number Four again. My only complaint: the two POV's (Four and Seven) were hardly distinguishable to me. Their stories are way different, so I knew who they were when each was talking, but the voice itself didn't seem much different. I still liked the book though.

     Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. I heard a lot of high praise about this book which is why I picked it up. The book was good, but I wasn't blown away and I wonder if it was because of all the pre-hype. My only complaint: The MC was a little annoying at times. Sometimes I wanted to just tell her to get over herself (which another character actually did). But the writing was simply amazing- Sarah Ockler came up with ways to say things and wording that I would never be able to imagine. I simmered with jealousy while reading. So good book- pick it up just for the writing alone.

     Shade and Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready. Maybe because one of the books is called Shift, but for some reason, I thought this was about werewolves. Haha- it's so not. The concept of the book is great, it felt fresh to me even though it's basically about ghosts. I fell for the characters, especially the hot and Scottish Zachary. I couldn't pinpoint exactly what I loved about these books, but I was turning pages late at night because I couldn't stop reading. My only complaint: A lot of times, Aura's (the MC) search for the reason of the Shift is swept under the rug and I wanted more of that- more answers, more search even, and less drama over her dead boyfriend. But great books and I can't wait for Shine, the conclusion of the trilogy.
     That's it, I'm on to Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, which I've heard a ton of great stuff about to I can't wait to read it.
     30 Day Music Challenge, Day 18: A Song I Wish I Heard On The Radio
     There's a lot of songs I wish they'd play on the radio. But that's why we have CDs and iPod's right? Anyway, it was hard to choose but I finally settled on one of my songs by One Republic- All This Time. I've made notes for my last Jessica book if it ever became a series, and I see this song at the end of that book. Enjoy.