Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Top Five Books of June

Yes, here they are, finally!

A Countess Below Stairs
by Eva Ibbotson
Rating: PG
Genre(s): YA, Historical Fiction, Romance
Lots of romance, fun, and Russian to boot. A great read for those who love romance, Historical Fiction, and comedy. In other words: people like me!

Summary:
A young Russian countess must flee Russia (because of the Bolshevik Revolution) to live in England with her old governess where she has to take a job as a maid and falls in love with her employer, a young earl.


Into the Wild
by Sarah Beth Durst
Rating: PG

Genre(s): Children, Fantasy
Read my review

Summary:
taken from Barnes&Noble.com
Twelve-year-old Julie has grown up hearing about the dangerous world of fairy tales, “The Wild,” from which her mother, Rapunzel, escaped.
Now The Wild wants its characters back. Julie comes home from school to find her mother gone and a deep, dark forest swallowing her hometown. Julie must fight wicked witches, avoid glass slippers and fairy godmothers, fly griffins, and outwit ogres in order to rescue her mom and save her Massachusetts town from becoming a fairy-tale kingdom.

Dramarama
by E. Lockhart
rating: Pg-13

Genre(s): YA, Drama, Comedy
A laugh-out-loud hilarious book about a girl and her adventures at a summer drama camp. Fun, fast, hilarious--and perfect for drama queens!
The whole gay-best-friend thing made me a little uncomfortable. And there is some language. But I still recomend it.

Summary:
taken from
E. Lockhart's Blog
Two theater-mad, self-invented, fabulositon Ohio teenagers. One boy, one girl. One gay, one straight. One black, one white. And SUMMER DRAMA CAMP. It's a season of hormones,gold lame,hissy fits,jazz hands,song and dance,true love,and unitards that will determine their future--and test their friendship.


Fairest
by Gail Carson Levine
Rating: G
Genre(s): Chrildren, Fantasy
You know, Summer is the season of rereads. And on my second reading of this book, I decided that it was really really good. A delicately woven plot, and a very likable heroine. The romance was still a little dissapointing, but not at all as much as I thought it was before.

Summary:
taken from HarperCollins
In the kingdom of Ayortha, who is the fairest of them all? Certainly not Aza. She is thoroughly convinced that she is ugly. What she may lack in looks, though, she makes up for with a kind heart, and with something no one else has–a magical voice. Her vocal talents captivate all who hear them, and in Ontio Castle they attract the attention of a handsome prince – and a dangerous new queen. In this masterful novel filled with humour, adventure, romance, and song, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine invites you to join Aza as she discovers how exquisite she truly is.


Secret Society Girl
byDiana Peterfreund
Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): adult, mystery, comedy
I rarely ever read adult fiction books unless I'm really intruiged or it's a familiar author.
In this case, I was intruiged by the title. I love studying about Secret Societies and such. So I thought I'd check it out.
Some of the language and such made me uncomfortable, but it was an overall funny read.

Summary:
taken from the Secret Soceity Girl website:
Elite Eli University junior Amy Haskel never expected to be tapped into Rose & Grave, the country’s most powerful–and notorious–secret society. She isn’t rich, politically connected, or…well, male.
So when Amy receives the distinctive black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. Could they really mean her?

Hope you enjoyed!
-Sookie

2 comments:

Erin said...

Your post looks so purty with all the book covers. :)

Thanks for the recommendations!

Sookie said...

Oh you're welcome! :)