The Book Smugglers today with my third annual Smugglivus post! As usual, I'm handing out awards for my favorite characters, kisses, covers, and villains. You'll also get a sneak peek at my most anticipated titles of 2011. Be sure to stop by and say hi!
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
Just read your Smugglivus post! You are the best. Such creative categories, and the sharpest little one-liner descriptions that make me want to read every single thing you mentioned.ReplyDelete
One question- Doesn't the cover of The Girl is Murder remind you SO MUCH of the cover of What I Saw and How I Lied?? At first glance, I thought it was the same book!
Katie, I'm glad you liked it! And I completely agree. WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED was the first thing I thought of when I saw that cover!ReplyDelete
Love the list! And thank you for recommending Jane, I loved it as well :)ReplyDelete
I always love your end-of-the-year Smugglivus post. What fun categories! I just finished Jane, and I have to agree that the cover is gorgeous. As I was reading the book I kept getting distracted by the hypnotic loveliness of the cover.ReplyDelete