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Take Me There by Susane Colasanti

Published August 4, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Take Me There by Susane Colasanti

In one short week . . . three lives change.

Rhiannon is devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend and wants him back. Nicole’s ex is still in the picture, but she can’t help having a new crush. James and Rhiannon are just friends, though he may try to take it to the next level. Will their desire to take a mean girl down a notch bring these three friends what they want . . . and more?

Set during one life-altering week and told in three realistic perspectives, this engaging, witty novel by the author of When It Happens shows the ups and downs of love, friendship, and karma. From Goodreads.

I wanted to read something that was more based on normal than paranormal so I decided to try out for the first time one of Susane’s books. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it but honestly, I really enjoyed it.

Rhiannon was so sad that I felt bad for her, I get it. Guys break girl’s hearts for no reason other than to just do it. Of course it didn’t help that her arch nemesis in high school most likely helped that break up along by letting him know she is available. Of course girl’s like that never win in the end.

Nicole was just a mess but a good mess. She just needed to open up about what happened to her before she moved there. I was happy that eventually she got around to telling everyone what happened to her. She should have also told her ex boyfriend that ended up becoming her new boyfriend again.

James was not only an amazing friend but honestly a sweet guy. I was so happy that he finally realized how he felt about Rhiannon and I was glad that she realized how she felt. Honestly it was a cute book that got me away from all the crazy stories. I was really glad that I read it.

I gave this story 4 out of 5 stars and I plan on reading more of her stuff soon!!!

Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson

Published July 25, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson

I swear, my life was always totally normal.

Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks are average, I don’t have any superpowers, no one’s showing up to tell me I’m a princess you get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel, and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown.

And on top of that, James Hallowell showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he comes near.

But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day. And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to be harboring some kind of deep secret. . . . From Goodreads.

Oh how I love vampire stories. Obviously that stems from no not Twilight, but from Anne Rice and the black and white version of Dracula that I have loved since I was a kid.

Sophie is a hilarious character; she is always snooping around but totally blames it on the fact that she is a journalist. She is a total loner and doesn’t have any friends even though people try to be her friend all the time. I like that she cares about her school and her stepsister enough to do some crazy things. Of course who wouldn’t do that for her family?

I like how James and Sophie’s friendship and relationship was, I loved that they are always joking with each other and obviously cared about each other before he moved away with his family. Every vampire in the book except for Vlad had their moments where they were really funny. Vlad mainly stayed crazy for me, I couldn’t believe that he threatened Sophie then did a complete 180 with her.

Of course he was too late and she was with James at that point, kinda at least. Sophie gave up her life for her stepsister just so she could live. Of course James made sure that she didn’t go away because he has loved her since they were kids. I almost want that there to be a second book to see how Sophie handles everything else now. But as a standalone it was really good. I laughed throughout the book.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.