Monday, January 2, 2012

Mini Reviews - YA style! (Finding Cassie Crazy, LA Candy, ITYILY, Wicked Lovely)

This is a little mini review series I'm starting, just to recap on books I've read in the past, and give you guys a very brief little review of them, with pictures of course. ;)
Tonight is in with the theme of YOUNG ADULT! Hurray!
-Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty
-L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
-I'd Tell You I Love You, but then I'd have to Kill You by Ally Carter
-Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Finding Cassie Crazy (2003)
One of the best books a girl could read in highschool. One of my friends in Year 9 rec-ed this to me - I read it in ONE DAY. This is pretty much a 400 page novel, and it is probably the most reading I've ever done in a day. 
Moriarty's writing is utterly and hysterically brilliant, fabulous and funny - the characters are charming, I could ask for nothing more in a contemp YA.
L.A. Candy (2009)
I love Lauren Conrad. As a reality TV star alum, she has an organic beauty about her that is so refreshing. I think she had a fair amount of help with writing this debut novel, but the idea was new, even though the characters, writing technique and storyline were not very gripping or outstanding. The second instalment (Sweet Little Lies) in the trilogy was a little better I thought. 
I'd Tell you I Love you, but then I'd have to Kill you (2008)
This is a book I read later in highschool that really got me hooked into YA, reading, stories and all that magical stuff that goes along with books. I love the teen spy world Ally Carter created, and I not-so-secretly wish I was genius enough to attend the Gallagher academy and train to be a kick-ass spy. I SO can't wait for the 5th book to come out already!
Wicked Lovely (2007)
The tagline on this book is 'Enter a world of faerie romance' - sounds SO lame. It is true though, but I wouldn't call this story lame at all. The writing is brilliantly descriptive, the world that Marr created is beautifully seductive and alluring, the character relationships are very well developed, so I don't know why I haven't yet read the rest of the series! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love those books too! :)