Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bone Volume 1

Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith

Saturday, November 14, 2009

All Night Long

All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz

When Irene Stinson was a teenager in Dunsley, she came home after curfew one summer night to find her police chief father and mother dead in the kitchen of an apparent murder suicide. Despite what the authorities believed, Irene felt that there was more to the story. Years later, when estranged ex-best friend Pamela Webb contacts Irene saying she has information, Irene, now an investigative journalist, thinks she will finally get to the bottom of what happened to her parents. However, when Irene returns to the small Napa Valley town, she finds Pamela dead and the body count mounting. Luckily she has the handsome and strong Luke Danner to help her find the truth and keep her safe.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Great YA Book

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Frankie Landau-Banks attends the same elite boarding school - Alabaster Academy - as her popular older sister Zada and her secret society member father, leaving her with big shoes to fill on campus. Freshman year goes by without Frankie being noticed much, but returning for sophomore year is a different story after a summer of filling out. Frankie begins dating the co-president of the secret society - The Royal Order of the Bassett Hounds, and ties to infiltrate the male only group by outsmarting them and out pranking them.

Frankie is a great modern-feminist role model. She is smart and beautiful but also cunning, brave, and witty. I really like Lockhart's books and will continue reading her work.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver

The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver

Deputy Brynn McKenzie is off duty when she gets a call asking her to check out a lake front house bordering a large state park in Wisconsin to follow up on a strange 911 call. Upon arriving at the house, Brynn stumbles across two bodies of a city couple and another woman claiming to be their friend, injured and hiding. From there, The Bodies Left Behind quickly turns into a fast paced cat and mouse chase. Who will prevail? The two men hired to kill, or the two women running for their lives?

I really enjoyed this book by Deaver. My first by him but certainly not my last.