Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stuck In Downward Dog by Chantel Simmons

Stuck In Downward Dog by Chantel Simmons

I recently finished reading Stuck In Downward Dog. This is a story about a girl, Mara who gets dumped by her boyfriend, is living in a basement, and is stuck at a job she hates. She decides that she hates her life and wants to be like her friends. She creates a list to follow in order to be more like them. In the process she realizes that she may never reach their potential.

The story concept was a fantastic. Chantel Simmons has a unique way of making you feel a part of the book. The characters seem like people you would encounter in every day life. I am not a violent person but I really felt the urge to want to punch Olivia and Mitz. I wanted to shake Mara and ask her what she was thinking wanting to be like those two! I really enjoyed the ending ( I don't want to ruin it for anyone so that is all I will say about the ending).

In the end I found this book to be a good motivational book for those who do not have the courage to change their life.

I recommend you read it and then get back to us with your opinion!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hotel No Tell by Daphne Uviller

Hotel No Tell follows Zephyr Zuckerman,who after many career choices settles down as an investigator. She is assigned a case to go under cover at a hotel in order to figure out who is steeling money from them. Little did she know what this would lead to her uncovering much, much more!

I read this for BookSparks PR summer reading challenge. At the beginning I was not sure what to expect. I had been reading Janet Evanovich's mystery's for weeks so my expectations were pretty high.  This book was able to meet those expectations and have a little Sophie Kinsella craziness feel in them as well. I really enjoyed this book.