Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Just Got A Letter From Allyson Pringle

My Rating:

Don’t let the pink cover fool you- this is no ordinary teenage story. For one thing the main Character Kendall, is a boy in his senior year of high school. The story is told from Kendall’s perspective and to be honest, wasn’t what I expected at all. It surprised me, in a good way, and I instantly became impressed with the story. Kendall is an ordinary LDS teenager, but I love how Anya Bateman portrays his character as being valiant and true to his beliefs even when it isn’t considered “cool”. I know teens will be able to relate to Kendall’s yearnings to be popular among his peers as well as his struggles to do the right thing even though he must stand alone. Even though this book is fictitious it contains great messages and I absolutely love the fact that it doesn’t promote teen dating. How often does that happen in a teenage novel? In fact, it places emphasis on remaining friends until after missions. How refreshing!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Royal Target

My Rating:

You know the famous line “If you build it they will come” from the movie Field of Dreams? Well, “If Traci Abramson writes it, I’ll read it!” I was so excited when I found out Royal Target was coming out and what it was about, I mean come on! Janessa works for the CIA and is given the assignment to help protect the royal family after they’ve received numerous death threats. In order to do this she must become engaged to the prince! This has romance and action written all over it. How could I not get excited!? There’s a handsome prince, royal jewels, beautiful dresses, girls with guns… It’s every girls dream! (well except the part where people are trying to kill you) Anyway, I read it and loved it. No surprise there. I love Traci’s writing style. The romance is there, but so is the suspense! And come on, we all know those are the two things that can make or break a book. If you read Royal Target and like it, be on the lookout for another book Traci’s writing called Lockdown. It’s due out sometime in March of 2009!