Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Writers;' Wednesday: Some Reviews for You

OK, as I promised, reviews of the books I had a chance to read over the weekend, thanks to flights and long layovers:

I Know It's Over (C.K. Kelly Martin) - Fantastic YA about a teen pregnancy - told from the first person POV of the 16 year old boyfriend. It's beautifully written, heartbreaking in places, and a great, true look at teen romance from an unconventional standpoint. You rarely see the unexpected teen pregnancy told from this perspective. Highly recommended!

Colters' Woman (Maya Banks) - Menage romance (and 1st in the Colters' Legacy series) by a super-successful Samhain/NY author. I hadn't read anything by Maya and wanted to, so I'm glad I picked this one up. I'm going to admit that I found it a little hard to get into - young, blonde, beautiful virgin becomes the love partner to 3 brothers with little to no adjustment to her new lifestyle. Hmm. However, Maya's works are hugely popular, esp. this series, so if you're an erotic romance lover and haven't read any of the Colters' Legacy series, start here.

The Help (Kathryn Stockett) - OK, this isn't a review (yet) because I only read the 30-page free sample I downloaded to my Nook, but I do think I'll go ahead and buy the whole thing. The voice of the servant really hooked me from the opening pages, and I've heard a lot of good things about this historical fiction piece set in the 1960s south.

So there you have it. A pretty eclectic collection, I know, but I have pretty varied tastes. Happy reading!


Mom said...

Was interested to read your impression of the excerpt from "The Help" Several of my friends have read it and raved about it, but I don't generally have the same tastes in literature as they do. Glad to know a published author found it intriguing!

Janet Lane Walters said...

Varied reading tasts are what keep us going. Books sound interesting.