Jessica's books

The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
The Witch's Daughter

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Book Review: 13 to Life by Shannon Delany

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction…

When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort.

The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide--secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early.

My Thoughts:  Wow!  That is all I can think of to say....okay, not really but this book had me glued to it from page one!  I loved the fact that it was about werewolves and werewolves only!  Don't get me wrong...I love me a good vampire novel but after awhile a change is nice!  I am in love wit Pietr who is funny, sexy and mysterious all at the same time.  Jessica is a great character (plus she just has a great name if I do say so myself!) but I did not like the whole "martyr" thing.  I was ready to slap her by the big football game and tell her to get with the program so I am really hoping that in the second book she stands up to Sarah.  Other than that (and a few issues with the taser information in the end scene) it was an amazing, well paced book!  The only really bad thing about the book....the second one won't be out until February!  Not sure if I can wait that long!  And if you haven't read this one yet, RUN, do not walk, to the nearest book store and buy it! 

1 comment:

  1. Completely agree! She has an awesome name!!

    And yeah I wanted to bop her a good one for being so martyr like at the game. Sarah annoyed me and then when we learn more about the "unsettleness" between them, I was like WHY JESS?!

    Yeah so can't wait til February. It's much too long of a wait!