Friday, August 13, 2010

Book Review: 13 to Life

I had heard good things about 13 TO LIFE by Shannon Delany, so I was excited to read it. And it got bumped up the TBR when I learned she was going to be at a large book signing I'm going to in a few weeks.

I really enjoyed this book. I'm not completely sure I like the main character, Jessie. I wanted to like her more than I did. I liked her a lot better at the end, so I have high hopes for book 2, SECRETS AND SHADOWS. Despite my problems with some of her choices, I did feel for her. She lost her mom, and that's something that I've been dealing with the past few years. There was one scene that did me in, and I had to put the book down til I could stop crying.

I did, however, like Pietr, Catherine, and Max Rusakova. I'm interested in learning more about them, which I'm sure we'll get in the next installment of this series. Another character that I'm very interested in seeing in the next book is Sarah. I'm curious as to what changes may occur with her.

All in all, it was a very good book, and I really can't wait for the next book!

Also... in case you missed it, I'm giving away a signed copy here ---->


Everything about Jessie Gillmansen’s life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Junction is changing. Mysterious dark things are happening. All Jessie wants is to avoid more change. But showing a hot new guy around Junction High, she’s about to discover a whole new type of change. Pietr Rusakova is more than good looks and a fascinating accent—he’s a guy with a dangerous secret. And his very existence is sure to bring big trouble to Jessie’s small town. It seems change is the one thing Jessie can’t avoid…


Karen said...

Holy crap - you changed your blog design!! lol
Great review - I'm not a big fan of Jess either. I wonder what scenes made you cry - there were two for me that kept me absorbed in the book when I was otherwise frustrated.

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