Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Dead Girls Detective Agency

Review of: The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox
Release date: September 18th, 2012
Pages: 368 Hardcover, Nook 250
Publisher: HarperTeen
Received for review: Library e-book
Overall grade: B

Charlotte is your ordinary teenage girl living in New York. That is until one day when she's at the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up dead. She turns up in some sort of limbo and finds out from the other girls (and one mysterious boy) that she was murdered. How the heck is that possible? Who would have hated Charlotte that much that they needed to get rid of her? She has absolutely no idea.

To make matters worse she finds out that her boyfriend is apparently hooking up with every girl in school now that Charlotte is gone. And the hunky dead guy is messing with her head. She always thought being dead would be simple but that apparently doesn't happen until she gets her key to pass through the big red door. But how is that ever going to happen when finding out who her murderer is seems entirely impossible?

Now I've read some reviews on this book and noticed that people weren't rating it very highly. I really don't understand this since I was caught up in this book from the very first page. It's not really much of a paranormal book. I'd say it's more contemporary or chick lit. Since I am a fan of these genres I really enjoyed this book. It also has mystery too which you could probably tell from my summary. I had no idea who Charlotte's murderer was at all until right before they were revealed. The book also ended openly which I'm assuming means there is going to be a second book. Honestly, if you're in for a light read I would check this one out. I thought the storyline was great and I'm looking forward to another one.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hallowed (Unearthly #2)

Review of: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Release date: December 26, 2012
Pages: 432 pages (hardcover), 244 pages (Nook)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Received for review: Library e-book
Overall grade: A

Clara is still trying to figure out what her purpose was supposed to be on the day of the fires. Saving Christian wasn't what she was supposed to do apparently. But on the other hand saving Tucker was never in her vision so that definitely wasn't it. While trying to figure this all out a new vision starts happening and it all but scares the pants off of Clara. Someone she loves is going to die, but who?

She is torn between her love for Tucker and her feelings for Christian and whether they are actually destined to be together or what. And now she has to worry about the new vision and what is going to happen. The life of a part angel is definitely not an easy one.

This was an amazing second book to the Unearthly trilogy. I was so excited when I saw the library had it! So much happened in this book it was almost shocking. I tried not to give too much away in the summary so I wouldn't spoil anything. Cynthia really has a way with words and her characters are all so amazing. I am so anxious now to read the final book in the trilogy, Boundless. I need to find out what is going to happen to everyone! If you're into angels, love, friendship, and heartbreak I would highly suggest checking out these books! Make sure to read Unearthly first though so you aren't lost. :)