Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Book Reviews

Birthmarked is a dystopian novel. (Which is my favorite type. The Hunger Games, The Giver, Brave New World are all examples of dystopian.) This is a book that had a lot of potential but didn't give me exactly like I wanted. My favorite part of these books is where the author explains why our current society fell and how the new society is different. Well, she alone spends about one page on it. So I am not completely convinced the new government is completely bad. I don't hate it and can totally see where they are coming from. They were only trying to save everyone's life.

I would recommened it to people who like this category of book. 

Relief Society Book Club Approved

Insatiable This is a vampire book that makes fun of all the vampire books/movies out there. But basically has the same plot line. Girl doesn't believe vampire exists, she meets one, they are irresistible to each other, then something big happens and they have to decide if they continue together. But I have read all of Meg Cabot's adult fiction books except one, so I wasn't not going to read it. It was actually one of her better books. Her writing brings you into the story and I didn't count any of those weird things she does. In her writing I mean. (Get it Sammie!) I would recommend it but it is not RS book club approved. ( I am very strict about these ratings. Only G & PG books get through.)

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan The sequel to Confessions of a Shopaholic. I like the story, but it really makes me anxious. I don't know if I can read the other 3 books in the series. Basically the whole book is Becky Bloomwood's thoughts about all the shopping she does. (Because guess what, just because she paid off all her debts in the first one doesn't mean that she is cured of shopping.) So I am sitting here reading how she is spending hundreds of dollars at a time and I just want to slap her! Who is that bad with their shopping?  And the next one she gets married, so there is so much money to spend there. And then she has a baby, more money to spend. Ugh, so much anxiety. So if you aren't an anxious person like I am, it is a quick, light read.

Not recommended for RS Book Club. But only because it has some language. The author is British.


Symantha said...

I DO get it. And Meg Cabot WOULD write a book to make fun of the others. It's going on my list.