Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Sound of Rain, by Anita Stansfield

My favorite author has always been, and still is, Anita Stansfield. I've had several opportunities to meet her and have her sign my books. They are simple reads, usually with twists and turns you don't see coming.

The Sound of Rain is the 1st book in a trilogy. Of course, I wish I could wait to read this one because now I can't wait for the next 2 books to come out!(It's a trilogy series) I don't know if the library has copies of this yet. I always purchase all of Anita's books, with my 25% coupon and platinum membership at Deseret Book and get her books for around $7-9.

The Sound of Rain is about Jayson Wolfe who is an incredibly talented musician. He moves to Oregon with his Mom and Brother, meets his best friend, of course a girl, and expands his talent in music. This book had me laughing out loud, crying, anxious and many other emotions. I couldn't put it down. I totally recommend it! Below is a link to Anita's website where there is a complete list of all the books she's written. The library carries most of them.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Host, by Stephenie Meyer

I finished reading the Host and LOVED it. Which shocks me, since I didn't know how I'd feel about aliens using humans as their host bodies. However, I fell in love with Melanie....and some others that I won't name so I don't ruin it for anyone. And the aliens are actually a very pleasant, happy, non violent group. The Host gripped me and I read it in a few days (staying up until the wee hours of the morning). In the beginning I did have to kind of see through the sci-fi part and focus on the story, and then it took off for me.

I hadn't heard great things about this book, so it made me even more skeptical. I'm happy to say that I totally loved it, will read it again and totally recommend it.

Now on to Breaking Dawn.....my poor, neglected family and house and everything!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Breaking Dawn

So minutes ago I finished Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer, and without giving anything away I wanted to say that I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a nice end to the series.

Monday, August 4, 2008

August 4th, Fool Me Twice, Stephanie Black

I just finished reading Fool Me Twice by Stephanie Black.

It's about twin girls, one twin, Megan doing anything for the approval of her sister Kristine. Megan is a sweet, innocent, would do anything for anyone kind of girl. Kristine is a cold hearted, manipulating, dishonest, worldly girlie. The story is full of suspense. I couldn't put it down. There are some events that happen that you can see coming, but others that surprised me. Overall I thought it was a good read. Very simple reading. I totally recommend it.

(Funny note for those who know Michael Drake....his name is used as the Dad of Rachel Drake and I couldn't help but picture Angie's Michael Drake every time his name was written!)