2 Stars Mirror Images by Laurel Norlander has a great idea and
sounds intriguing.This story is sort of
a mystery, sort of a romance and mixed together.Right off the bat I like the voice of the
main girl.She sounds like she is coming
from riches to rags and trying to bust out of a bunch of bad luck.This story is about the city girl who goes to
a small town and discovers how things run on the other side of the tracks.
I was disappointed in the constant talk of bars and drinking
and birth control.Just because she is
from a big city doesn’t mean the first thing she thinks of when driving down
the street of this little town is how the teenage girls are getting their birth
control.I was put off by it.Old towns have their charms and city girls
don’t constantly wonder how and where to get the next pack of birth control. I was confused the entire time at the funeral about who she was talking about – her ex-boyfriend or his brother.
The story had potential but bottom line, I was not pulled in
and taken away into their world.I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for
an honest review.
This story was simply fun to read. One of those great pull you right in and you
can just relax and let the story take you away. The gorgeous cover is what drew me in first. I liked having two really good friends enter
into the story and I the author did a great job of letting each voice be heard. This book holds onto the fun, and skips over
anything deep. I loved the beautiful
land of Doon and the magical mystery it held, sweet characters and real
dungeons and castles and royalty.
I think this story is perfect for a teenager. Otherwise – well, let’s just say the term “hottie”
seemed a bit out of place if you didn’t remember and keep remembering that the
main characters are definitely teenage girls.
I wearied of hearing each of them describe how beautiful the other was
and how ugly they thought they were. I felt it went too far to be humble and definitely
sounded like compliment coaxing. The
slang throughout was definitely on the high school level, but hey, they are
high school age after all.
Thus if you like definite
teenage language, magic, witches and
switching between modern day and a mystical land of years long ago then this is
the book for you. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am trying to combat the Holiday spending frenzy with some smart money reading.
I decided this book looked perfect,
and boy/girl was I right!
I’ve read many books about being money smart and have found
Dave Ramsey at the top.I really like
his writing style – cut to the quick, lay it out swift and get some changes
happening immediately.This book was so
completely motivating for me.I am not a
financial reader at all – thank goodness he’s not a financial writer.Meaning he is easy to read for the normal gal
(me) and what he says makes sense, is proven and life changing.My favorite thing about him is he says it’s
not easy but very doable.This book is
now next to my scriptures (of course in my Kindle all my books are next to my
scriptures, he he) – time to read it a little each day to keep me gazelle focused.
If you want to take control of your money, if you’re willing
to admit “you” are the problem, and you want action now, then this is the book
for you.Buy it, read it and live it and
you will definitely find peace in your purse. Now have a happy holiday:)
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.