Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I absolutely fell in love with this book. I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. Jennifer Donnelly writes historical fiction like no one else. She manages to intricately weave the French Revolution and the evolution of music with a teenage girls struggle with losing her brother and the resulting depression and family chaos. It's absolutely breath-taking.

Until the last few chapters.

The end is incredibly bizarre and cheesy and made me kind of sad because I loved the rest of the book so much.

I still think it's worth the read, but consider yourself warned. :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Wow. Just Wow. I am in awe of Neal Shusterman. He never ceases to amaze me.

This book has been on my "to read" shelf for weeks and I devoured it in two days. It reminds me a lot of Stephen King's The Green Mile. I don't think I could explain it if I tried.

Bittersweet and mysterious and deeply philosophical. This one will stick with you.