Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jenny Pox



I told my sister I didn't get this book just to review it. I told her I wouldn't. Well, I finished two days ago, and now I have to. I just have to.
So, the book is set in South Carolina, and has a pretty simple plot. Jenny Morton, nicknamed Jenny Mittens because she has to where gloves, gives a variant of the plague to anyone she touches. Except she's not the only superhuman of Fallen Oak. There are two more.
So, yeah. Simple. Easy. I don't have to choke on a description. And the book was awesome.
I absolutely loved how the words just flowed together, and were descriptive, but you could easily slip into the book and soon forget you were reading. I ate through that book fast than I eat pie.
I could definitely relate to the characters, and I feel they're back-stories were weaved in well.
Okay, so we're going to assume everything was perfect except the one thing I'm about to say. It was the romance that killed it. It just felt tacked on. It's kind of hard to explain, it just was. The romance felt like a distraction, and wasn't actually as important as it sounds to the plot except for as a trigger.
That's it.
I'm lazy.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wisdom's Kiss



 book shows the lives of everybody on an adventure connected to the main characters- Lady Fortitude of Bacio (Trudy) and Princess Wisdom of Montagne (Dizzy).
Trudy is an orphaned farm girl who is gifted with a wonderful gift- she can see the future! This sight that Trudy is gifted with helps her bring her friends to safety on their adventure.
 Dizzy is a confused princess that doesn’t have any idea what she is doing. Duke Roger of Farina goes to Montagne in search of the hand of Dizzy’s sister, Queen Temperance, but Teddy refuses and Roger asks Dizzy, who accepts the proposal.
 The main adventure is that Dizzy falls for another, but Trudy already knew him from when she was a child and hasn’t seen him for 6 years.
 I thought the format was confusing at first because there are letters from Temperance and Wisdom’s grandmother, memoirs of a master swordsman, and encyclopedias. I got used to the format after a while but for some that might be a put-off. I liked the book, and I like fantasy and magic (and a little romance!). I give it four and a half stars.