Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

John Wayne Cleaver is an unusual teenager who feels he is destined to be a serial killer. He lives by a strict set of rules in order to avoid the behavior that he fears will lead him down the path of evil. When a real serial killer strikes his small town, John is both fascinated and terrified. And may be the only one who can stop the killer.

I enjoyed this book immensely. The "hero" is unusual and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to like him, but I was definitely rooting for him by the end of the story.

This book is the first of a projected trilogy. I look forward to the next installment!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

After her mother Dulcie Shelby died, 17 year old Emily Benedict left Boston for Mullaby, N. Caroline to live with the 'giant' grandfather she never knew. She was hoping to learn more about her mother's life. Befriending Dulcie's high school classmate, Julia, who was making cakes and deserts for her father's restaurant, Emily found out more about her mother and fell in love with Win Coffey, whose uncle shared a past with her mother. There were secrets to be discovered, and lessons to be learned. Allen has weaved a web of interesting characters for the readers to explore. This is a magical and enjoyable read!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

A serial killer is murdering young women in the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio. Kate Burkholder, the chief of police, is trying to catch the killer while keeping her own secrets hidden. This is a great page-turner!

Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

Jenna Fox wakes from a year long coma with no memory, in a different house and a noticeable difference in the way she relates to her grandmother and parents. As the book progresses, Jenna's memory starts to come back in small pieces. Not only is this a great book for teenagers, but I have also recommend it from parents. At the end of the book you will ask yourself how far you will go to keep your children or loved one alive. Adoration of Jenna Fox is on the Iowa Teen Award Book List for 2010-2011.