Saturday, October 31, 2009

Review : The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich

Title : The Grand Finale

Author: Janet Evanovich

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

About the book:
Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn't prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window, or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer's pizza and won his heart! But was there room in her chaotic schedule for a risk-taking inventor with dreams? She took classes, delivered pizzas, and cared for three eccentric old ladies she rescued from the train station. But Jake thrived on a challenge, and he could be very inventive. Could he teach her there was time to make butterscotch pudding and let herself be loved?

My Review

Now, before I start, let me put some light upon the character 'Berry Knudson'.She is optimistic, a very kindred spirit, goes out of her way to help people. Also she is loyal, resilient, slightly daffy, kind to old ladies, stubborn, a bit tempered as the book says. In short, she is Miss ‘GOODY TWO-SHOES’.

The story starts with Berry hearing a kitty cry, climbing the tree, rescuing the kitten, seeing an almost naked man and then, finally falling down from a tree. After that all she can see is some huge person bent over her. And so, the journey of a romantic tale begins.Who knew that a kitten can bring two people together to fall in love with each other? Now that’s what I call, “destiny”.

Now, Coming to the man with whom Berry falls in love with.His name is 'Jake Sawyer'.
Well, there is nothing much to say about him, except that he is a very sexy looking man. Now, Of course, he has a profession!! He was an inventor, but after certain events, he eventually becomes an elementary teacher.

This is the very first book of Janet Evanovich which I have read. I always had a smile on my face while I was reading it. It’s very cute, funny and an easy read. If you ever want to read a quick romantic comedy, for which you don’t want to think why and how did it happen, then I would definitely suggest this book.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Review : Evermore by Alyson Noel

Title : Evermore

Author: Alyson Noel

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

About the book:
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste...

Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

My Review

Evermore is about a 16 year old girl named Ever who was the part of the popular crowd of the High School, but then suddenly after a fatal accident she turns into a huge freak.She has to change her school and go stay with her aunt. She acquires a unique gift of seeing people's auras, hear thoughts by just touching them.And then, suddenly, everything changes in her life when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is the only person around Ever who can silence "noise and random energy" as the back of the book says.

I feel the author has been inspired by Stephanie Meyer's Twilight :)
Although the two books are not similar except for the immortality concept, for the first few pages I couldn't help comparing it with Twilight.

Evermore is a good book, and I enjoyed reading it.I loved the connection between Ever and Her dead sister.The romance scenes could have been a little better. I think that the book was dragged a lot in the middle(actually the first half) which I found very boring. The ending was good, and although it’s the first book in the series, its a standalone.
Having said that, I would definitely read the next book.

Oh by the way, I loved the book cover :)