“Death of a Kleptomaniac” by Kristen Tracy

13455508When I found this at the library I seriously thought that the death of the kleptomaniac would just be figurative, because it’s a teen fiction novel.

But no. A klepto actually dies. Spoiler alert.

The first hundred or so pages are actually about this girl Molly’s life as a sixteen-year-old and so on and so forth. Until one fateful day when she dies. At which point she is transported to some kind of transition period before the crossing over part of her death.

She has to visit her family and friends and there’s a villain soul trying to screw her over, under the radar of course.

Anyway, she, in soul form, has to figure out what in the world she’s doing with little help from the intake counselor of her soul, Louise.

This book is actually pretty good, for having such an obviously Photoshopped cover. I admit, I was literally judging this book by its cover. Seriously, I’m not a huge fan of the color pink, but I decided to give it a shot and it was actually really good. I finished this one in just a few days.

I think it did leave a little bit of unfinished business at the end, though. I really wanted to know what happened to all the people Molly left behind. Did Henry move on? Did Tate totally turn down Ruthann? Did Sadie and Joy become friends? Who the heck is Ansel? These are important questions that were left unresolved.

I’m going to go ponder the lives of these fictional characters now,
Maegan

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“Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick

HushHushCoverThis is definitely my favorite series ever. The book is almost 400 pages but I fly through it every time because it just flows so well.

I’ve read “Hush, Hush” three or four times already and I will continue to reread because it’s so fantastic.

In this one, Nora, main chick, leads a rather uninteresting life. Until she meets Patch, that is. Who of COURSE is a fallen angel. Forget books about dystopian society. I want more angels!

Anyway, there’s some complicated but explained really well details about the relationship between humans and angels and everything and obviously there’s some romance between Nora and Patch. I have a theory that pretty much all females who read this book want a Patch of their own. He’s dangerous and extremely hot. What more could a girl want? Btw, “Patch” is just a nickname. But you don’t know that for a book or two more.

I’ve started to realize that my preferred genre is changing. I’m still a YA fiction lover, but I used to only read pretty much what could be described as bubble gum fiction, where girl likes boy, girl and boy realize they like each other, girl and boy date, the end. Now I’m all about that supernatural action and that suspense, yo.

Of course, sometimes I still want a little bubble gum to pass the time, but the suspense is where it’s at.

I did yet another bad thing and went to the public library and checked out five more books. My library is an enabler to my book addiction.

So now I have less than three weeks to finish those books and I also really want to finish the “Hush, Hush” series now. I own all those, though, so they might get pushed down the list. Even though I totally don’t want them to and I want to read them right this very minute.

Do I read the books that I want to read and have a deadline or do I read the books I REALLY want to read and I own?

Excuse me, I’ve got some difficult life choices to make,
Maegan

“Handcuffs” by Bethany Griffin

3189111For real, with this title and this cover I was expecting something suspenseful and thrilling. But no. This book is basically about a sixteen-year-old girl and her extremely dysfunctional relationships, with both her family and her kind of boyfriend. The boyfriend (kind of) is never even named.

This one¬†took me a while to read. My public library lets you check books out for three weeks and I still had to renew it for three more to finish it and I really only finished it because it’s due in two days and I don’t think I can renew it again.

Even after reading all 306 pages of this book I still can’t figure out what the point of it was. Throughout the whole thing there were several directions where I think the thing could have gone and it seemed like the publishers just picked one random storyline out of this thing and decided to title the book based on that piece of plot. Seriously, I think it could have also been called “Stalker,” “Grounded,” or “Him.”

There was so much potential but I really didn’t feel this book going anywhere while I read it. I guess it was just not my cup of tea. I don’t even drink tea. Unless it’s sweet tea. I’m from the south, y’all.

Anyway, next up I am rereading my favorite series, called “Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick. I’ve actually already started on the first book and I’m about halfway through, which has probably contributed to me taking so long to finish “Handcuffs.” That and the fact that I have been working an awful lot these past few weeks. But it’s not very bad because I love my food service job and I’m not even being sarcastic.

It’s 2 in the morning and I’m still awake,
Maegan