Friday, March 15, 2013

Also Known As by Robin Benway

This was a really cute and fun read. I loved Maggie she was so fun to watch try and figure out the world she was in. She is use to traveling the world with her parents who are spies and constantly setting the world a straight. Then a case comes along were Maggie will need to become part of the TEEN world which should be her world anyway. However she is a little like a fish out of water, she so made me smile. I loved her character she is headstrong, witty, honorable, and kind. This story has little to do about the spy part and more about the relationships Maggie has with others her age plus a nice sweet romance too. Really a fun enjoyable read. 
Clean read
Thank you Bloomsbury Children's Publishing!


The Unlikely gift of Treasure Blume by Lisa

The good points first: well written, characters were done well, sweet romance.

Points that drove me nuts: This is one of those books that is just so sticky cutesy sweet that it actually did not work for me. For example: Treasure and Patients are the names of the sisters.... really. Then there is a knock on Treasure's door, it takes her a while to see if she even wants to go open the door for her blind date. Well she opens the door and the idiot keeps knocking on her head instead of the door....really. So if that isn't enough Treasure who is of college age spends every/most Friday nights helping her grandmother and her friends go from one square dancing gig to the next....really. It just doesn't jive, to unrealistic for my taste.

Clean read

Thank you netgalley and Cedar Fort Publishing