Month: October 2010

Sellout

Sellout
Posted 25 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Sellout tells the story of three seemingly very different people and their romantic entanglements in and out of their own race.  Tammy is an educated and beautiful black woman, unerringly loyal to her man, only to discover that once again, she has been betrayed by his cheating.  Furious, she kicks him out of […]

Mercy

Mercy
Posted 25 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Mercy opened with Iada preparing for what could be the fight of her life.  The former king dead, Iada has been groomed since she was a little girl for the fight that would make her the next Queen of the Yaguara.  The Yaguara are a secret tribe of shape-shifting jaguars in the Amazon […]

Jenny Pox

Jenny Pox
Posted 22 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review Jenny Pox opens with an intense and disturbing scene that introduces us to Jenny as a toddler, playing with a dangerous snake.  It is soon evident that Jenny is no normal little girl when she inadvertently kills the snake in her fear.  When she runs into the house to show her father her now-dead “toy”, […]

Permanent Obscurity

Permanent Obscurity
Posted 20 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Permanent Obscurity is written in the “as told by” style, which was perfect for the dark, psychosexual themes of the book.  The author’s disclaimer of vulgarity is accurate, but fully in keeping with the the story as it unfolds.  Set in the East Village of NYC, Dolores Santana and Serena Moon are two […]

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

The Girl Who Chased the Moon
Posted 19 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review The Girl Who Chased the Moon is the third novel from Sarah Addison Allen and it is just as magical as the first two novels.  Emily comes to Mullaby, North Carolina after the death of her mother Dulcie to live with her reclusive grandfather, a man she has never known.  Within moments of being in […]

The Sugar Queen

The Sugar Queen
Posted 18 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Sugar Queen is the second novel from author Sarah Addison Allen.  Josey is the loyal and underappreciated daughter who is well on her way to spinsterhood.  Her entire world revolves around her mother and her mother’s needs, a mother that keeps her daughter firmly at her side and in her control.  Her one friend […]

Garden Spells

Garden Spells
Posted 18 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The debut novel from Sarah Addison Allen., Garden Spells is a captivating story woven with magic and fantasy.  It enchanted me from the opening sentence!  It centers around two sisters, Claire and Sydney Waverley, who have finally come together many years later.  Their family has a long history of having some rather odd gifts […]

The Buenos Airies Broken Heart Club

The Buenos Airies Broken Heart Club
Posted 13 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review After her whole world seemingly crashes down around her, Cassie does the logical thing and gets blistering drunk!  When she comes to again, she realizes that, in her drunken stupor, she has made travel arrangements for a six month trip to Buenos Airies.  Being somewhat OCD in nature, Cassie does nothing without consideration, including […]

Knitting Under the Influence

Knitting Under the Influence
Posted 13 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I expected this book to be a lighthearted “chick lit” book with a crafty twist, and it was.  But it was also much more.  Not only were the characters well-developed, but the storylines were much deeper than I would have expected.  The crafty twist was there, but was definately second to the real […]

I’m with Stupid

I’m with Stupid
Posted 12 October 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 1 Comment

My Review I’m with Stupid is a hysterical account of what can happen when a vacation fling goes wrong.  Recently jilted by her boyfriend, Kas Sienkiewicz is whisked away by her two best friends, Max and Libby, to a luxurious South African resort.  Suffering from a deflated ego, Kas indulges in a hot fling with […]