Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Review: Scenarios: Truth or Dare by Nicole O'Dell

Scenarios:  Truth Or Dare (Scenarios for Girls) Scenarios: Truth Or Dare by Nicole O'Dell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lindsay and her three friends are very close and can't wait to enter eighth grade. But as eighth grade begins the girls begin spreading their wings a little more and playing a new game at their slumber parties, and no one gets hurt with games do they? Lindsay will be challenged to use what she learns in church and youth group to make the right decision which comes down to doing what she knows is right or choosing her friends. In this book you the reader get to make the choice and learn the consequences.

This is a wonderful book for tweens. Who as a tween was not faced with some situation similar to the one presented in the book and for tweens to be presented with this situation and seeing the outcome before actually facing it can be such a blessing. The situation was presented well, the outcomes handled well and it is a well-written and entertaining book. The moral dilemmas are handled well, the teaching lessons teach but are not too preachy. A lesson can definitely be taken away from this book with either choice.

Review: Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb

Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb (Eve Dallas #16)

rating: 4.0/5.0

Book Description:
At exactly 7:30 p.m., Walter Pettibone arrived home to over a hundred friends and family shouting, "surprise!" It was his birthday. Although he had known about the planned event for weeks, the real surprise was yet to come. At 8:45 p.m., a woman with emerald eyes and red hair handed him a glass of champagne. One sip of birthday bubbly, and he was dead.

The woman's name is Julie Dockport. No one at the party knew who she was. But Detective Eve Dallas remembers her all too well. Eve was personally responsible for her incarceration nearly ten years ago. And now, let out on good behavior, she still has nothing but bad intentions. It appears she wants to meet Dallas again - in a reunion neither will forget...
How can I not like this series. It perfectly blends the suspense and the romance. I love that even though Eve and Roarke are married they still grow with each other and their love grows. I love their awkwardness, their passion. They are just amazing together. Add in the secondary characters and the case (or two) to be solved in each book and I am hooked.

I am slowly making my way through this series and this was the first one I listened to on audio and I am impressed. The reader did a wonderful job distinguishing voices and made it very enjoyable to listen two. I have the next two in this series on audio also from's 3-for-2 sale.

As usual the suspense in this was great - no mystery in who the bad guy is, but Eve is trying to stay one step ahead of her the entire time and it makes it very interesting. Also personal issues are looked at more deeply and Peabody's family comes for a visit. Very good book.

Binding: Audiobook (or paperback)
On-sale Date: 2002
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 384

Waiting on Wednesday - August 26

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:

Tempted by P.C. and Kristin Cast (House of Night book 6)

Release: October 27, 2009

So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.
I'm picking up Hunted from my library this afternoon and I am sure I will tear through it and then anxiously be awaiting Tempted. I love this series!

So what are you waiting on this week?