Friday, July 27, 2012

book club

Thanks to the awesome Heather and Katie!

Heartbroken by Lisa Unger

Long after anyone expected Kate to do anything with her life, she did. Using the journals left behind by her aunt and grandmother, she wrote a novel based on a very real generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. On the other side of town, Emily is about to set fire to her life. She’s in a dead-end job and is involved with the wrong man; she can feel herself being drawn into darkness, with horrific consequences. With nowhere to go, she finds herself on the run. Without knowing each other, and with lives that couldn’t be more different, Kate and Emily head to the same point on the map: Heart Island, an idyllic place in the middle of a lake in the Adirondacks, owned for generations by Birdie Burke’s family. The harsh and unyielding Birdie is at one with this island, which has a terrifying history all its own. She, too, has consequences to face.
Heartbroken is a tense, mesmerizing novel about the limits of dysfunctional families, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle. Wonderfully suspenseful, exquisitely crafted, and written with raw, emotional power, this is Lisa Unger at her very best.
(thanks to her website)

I adore Lisa Unger's books,they are suspensful.thrilling, make me nervous to close my eyes and dark yet not too dark; however, this new novel was not as great. I was bored throughout most of this book and I definitely couldn't stand about 98% of the characters, just seflish and stupid. I was never fully gripped by the plot and it was only starting to get better at the end. Oh well, I give it a D. Definitely don't read this if you have never read her before,her other novels (like fragile, angel fire, beautiful lies) are much better!

Jennifer Erin Valent's Catching Moondrops
Catching Moondrops by Jennifer Valent
Jessilyn Lassiter no longer has to convince people she’s not a child. Having just turned 19 in the summer of 1936, her love for Luke Talley has never been more real. And Luke is finally beginning to care for her in the way she's always dreamed of.
But their budding romance is interrupted when Tal Pritchett—a young, black doctor—comes to Calloway, stealing the heart of Jessilyn’s best friend, Gemma, and stirring up the racial prejudice that has been simmering just beneath the town's surface.
The tension starts to bubble over when Jessie's elderly neighbor Miss Cleta becomes the first white townsperson to accept Tal’s treatment. And when a young black man is lynched, Calloway is brought to its knees once again as Jessilyn realizes that her anger can make her heart.
(thanks to her website)

A sweet ending to the series;the racial injustice and tough times still make me sad but bring such depth to the characters and overall story. Rooting for Jessilyn and Luke the whole time,of course. A fast read;I give it a B.

Have a lovely Olympic-filled weekend!


  1. I have all the Jessilyn Lassiter books on my to read list. I can't wait to get to them. They sounds great.

  2. Heartbroken sounds interesting! May have to look into it :)

  3. You always have so many books! I have been slacking :(


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