Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review: Get in the Car, Jupiter

I'm weird. This isn't news to me or anything. I have lived in a UFO my entire life. This wasn't a coincidence. My parents believe in extraterrestrial life. You know, phone home and all that crap, and they dragged my sister Mercury and I into their mess when they named us what they named us. So it wasn't a surprise, when after getting accepted to UW and expressing my desire to actually attend, they lamented that college is "just another ploy for the government to keep tabs on you, man." In other words, we won't be helping you out, Jupiter. That's fine, though, because my best friend Frankie and I can be pretty clever chicks when we want to be. We found a way up there and it was in the form of a longtime crush, his equally cute cousin, and a kickin' set of wheels. Buckle up, Buttercup, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Get in the Car, Jupiter by Fisher Amelie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Crazy fun book. It takes a talented author to write something so weird yet awesome!!! I'm pretty sure Ezra wanted Jupiter to get in the car lol. The blurb made absolutely no sense, which made me all the more intrigued.
And Jupiter? Really quirky, pretty brave, full of life, and romantic chickenshit. Did I mention she has a sister named Mercury and her family lives in a UFO?? Yup!
Then there is Ezra. Super popular, had a loving girlfriend, in sports, and a regular high school stereotype. Then there was an incident. Ezra becomes broken, moody, quiet, and hermit. He's prideful, stubborn, confused, and afraid of girls.
Thanks to happenstance, these two are tossed together with Ezra's meddling cousin across the country on a road trip. Did I mention road trips rock? Yup!
I definitely don't want to give anything imperative away, so bottom line: read this damn book. You won't be sorry and will be saying 'get in the car Jupiter' for a long time to come because, yeah it's so strange, it's memorable. Ten glittery stars, but I'm only allowed to give it a realistic five glittery stars. Kudos to Amelie and a new author for me to indulge in.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Review: When the Dead Come A Knockin'

When the Dead Come A Knockin' by B.L. Brunnemer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My name is Alexis Delaney, and I’m your average 17-year-old girl. Except I’m a Necromancer. Which means I can see the dead, talk to them and help them move on. Well, I used to be able to. Someone has sealed the Veil. Now the dead are stuck here. And with the extra energy floating around town, the ghosts are getting stronger.

It’s been two months since I came to Spring Mountain to live with Uncle Rory. And the guys, my five best friends, have done everything they can to help since. Things for once were almost normal, my issues with the dead had become routine. Until they all found girlfriends. Now I’m back to hiding everything again. With ghosts leaving their haunting grounds at will, new people asking questions and trying to build my link to the Veil, I don’t know how the hell I’m going to pull this one off. But it can’t get that bad, right?
So much heart and soul!
Gosh, not even sure where to start. I love Lexi! She's real not some paper character. The author does such a great job at creating depth in her characters. That alone makes the series worth reading. But I love the ghostly part of the plot too. Slow revelations that send small shocks and not just one plot twists. Things unravel at a great pace and you want to keep reading. Not because of a cliffhanger, but just to read more of Lexi's story. And the guys... well, between Zeke, Asher, Ethan, Isaac, and Miles... why should she have to choose? Miles really unfolded and is currently my favorite book boyfriend! Asher comes in a close second. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that you should not miss this young adult paranormal romance series. It's all that and a bag of chips. Ten glittery stars so I guess that has to round down to five glittery stars! Looking forward to the next book! ❤️
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