Sunday, December 30, 2012

The American Heiress: A NovelThe American Heiress: A Novel by Daisy Goodwin

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This seemed like it was probably a faithful portrait of what it was like to be an American Heiress married into English nobility. That said, I may have enjoyed it more if I hadn't believed the blurb on the cover advertising that this would be a good book for someone going through Downton Abbey withdrawal. The stories are only superficially similar and I was hoping this book would be something more like what was promised.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)Just One Day by Gayle Forman

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I got an uncorrected bound galley of this from the publisher. I wasn't too sure I'd enjoy it when I started reading it but it wasn't that bad. The storytelling was good but the story was nothing very original. I don't know if it grabbed my interest enough to bother with book 2, which is supposed to be told from another character's point of view.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got a free ARC of this book from, I think, Shelf Awareness. It had gotten a lot of good buzz but I wasn't really sure it would be the kind of story I liked. I started reading it yesterday at work and didn't want to put it down, I would have read it straight through but did eventually have to sleep. I really fell in love with the characters and the story and can see why it did so well in England. I hope it does equally well on this side of the pond and have already recommended it to a few of my co-workers.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)The Diviners by Libba Bray

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In my experience, most YA targeted books are fun to read and entertaining but fairly wanting in substance. This book was a bit of surprise in that aspect as it was so full! Not a time period that is used much anymore, so that was fun and interesting. I loved learning all the flapper slang. I will enjoy seeing where this goes as the series progresses.

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