Here's what I read in September:
Angry Young Man- Chris Lynch- A YA novel I stumbled across at
the library (the one with the blurb I was talking about yesterday).
It’s not very long, only took me a few hours to read the whole thing.
It’s an interesting story. I can’t decide how exactly I feel about it
because I didn’t particularly like the main characters, neither the
narrator nor his brother. It’s well written and all, good character
voice and all, but I didn’t love the brothers. Or the ending. Still,
there’s a lot worse a person could read.
Heartbroken- Lisa Unger-
I’ve read a few of her novels (not all of them) and (at the risk of
sounding condescending) I do think that each one has been better than
the last. This book started off very strong but fizzled at the end.
It's too bad really because it does start off so strong. The vast
majority of this book is fantastic, just really lovely writing featuring concrete, interesting characters. But I
didn't care for the ending. Still, it won't stop me from reading more
Lisa Unger books.
The President's Daughter- Ellen Emerson White- It's that time
of year again where I re-read some of my all time favorite books... I
always turn to this YA series whenever I'm feeling blue and need a
serious pick me up so OF COURSE you know I adore it. I first read it
when I was in the 8th grade and I've read it nearly every year since.
This time around, I read the eBook version. A very funny, very awesome
book featuring one of my all time favorite characters.
White House Autumn- Ellen Emerson White- The second book in the
series and again, I read the eBook version and I just have to say that
whoever was responsible for the editing of this version should be
ashamed of themselves. There were so many mistakes that it was very
difficult to read and it just makes me so damn mad that better care
wasn't taken with this edition. I mean, I don't know how it works at an
actual press but I can't help but think that if I can format my own
manuscript for eBook form and avoid these kind of mistakes that maybe
the professionals should be able to as well. This book and this author
Long Live The Queen- Ellen Emerson White- The third book in
the series. I didn't read the eBook edition because there isn't one. But
after the disaster that was the 2nd eBook in the series, maybe I'm not
too torn up about that. Anyway, the third book is when the story takes a
very dark turn for the main character. It's freaking brilliant writing
and you know I don't bandy that phrase around lightly.
Long May She Reign- Ellen Emerson White- The fourth (and
currently final, though I always remain hopeful that that'll change)
novel in the series. A dark, emotional story that I appreciate more and
more every time I read it. But I still don't like Jack. Not even a
little. Every time I read it, I hope he'll get hit by a bus or mobbed by an angry cat or something but no such luck. Maybe next time though...