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Speed Reviewing!

"This World We Live In" (the last survivors book #3) by Susan Beth Pfeffer    4 stars
~ It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.   The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

~ Great way to combine the characters of book 1 with the characters of book 2. You get to find out who survives and who doesn't and you really get a feel of the dynamics of people coming together to help each other survive. Is it easier in a larger group, or is it harder (more people to feed)? I thought this was a real nice addition to the series. The ending of course was a shocker, and a bit sad, but necessary. The whole series, although very sci-fi has felt very real to me.
The 4th book doesn't come out till Sept. can we survive till then? 
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"Goodnight Tweetheart" by Teresa Medeiros  4 stars
~  Can two strangers who meet (and tweet) by chance find a love strong enough to last a lifetime? That’s the question former literary sensation Abby Donovan is forced to explore when she meets Mark Baynard on Twitter. Mark, an English professor traveling the world, shatters Abby’s writer’s block one witty tweet at a time. Just as she begins to write and live again, she discovers Mark is hiding a secret that could change both of their lives forever.

~ This is a very cute book with a very modern and original storyline. I love books about texting, and twitter, and emailing because it just makes it so much more relevant and "now". While I still love Historical fiction I do love these modern stories too. I would say this is a fun quirky "chick-lit" type story. It was very cute, sweet but a touch of real drama and sadness at the end! I totally didn't expect that. My friend Jen (at Random) gave me this book and I texted her "I didn't know it was gonna turn sad!".
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"Seaside Letters" by Denise Hunter 3.5 stars
~Sabrina never intended to fall in love with Tucker McCabe, the man she serves coffee to every morning at a Nantucket cafe, especially since he's unwittingly tied to a past she deeply regrets. A past that is so riddled with mistakes, it has separated her from God. But she's fallen hard and isn't sure how long she can hide her feelings.
When Tucker learns Sabrina is the research assistant for a local mystery writer, he asks Sabrina to help him with a little sleuthing of his own . . . locating an elusive woman he's fallen for online.

If Sabrina accepts the job, she'll spend her evenings in close proximity to a man who can never be hers. If she turns him down, he'll hire someone else—and that would be a disaster. Because if someone else sifts through all those letters and finds out the truth, Tucker will discover her secret . . . that the person he's trying to find is her.

~This is my third book to read from the Nantucket series and this was my least favorite. It was still good, just not as good as the other two. I think part of the problem for me was while I liked Sabrina, I never really fell in love with her. It was a really good and original idea for a story though. The last book in this series for  me to read is - "Driftwood Lane".

8 comments:

  1. I loooove Goodnight Tweetheart. All the pop culture and tv references were my favorite parts.

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    1. yes, I loved the movie and TV references too!

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  2. I have Life as we Knew it sitting here and staring at me from the shelf as I sit here and type and think that reading about the second book is hyping me up even more to read the first! These were great mini-reviews!

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    1. Ugh!! Just give it up and read them already! LOL

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  3. It has been forever since I've read a Teresa Medeiros book!!!! I need to get back to her.

    I started listening to The Dead and the Gone and, though I don't love it as much as I did the first one, I find it very interesting. Also, I had no idea that book 3 combined the characters of the first two books. It's defitnitely going on my list.

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    1. I just finished listening to it.


      Bri!!!! *sob*

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    2. Yay, on to book 3!
      I know! It was so sad wasn't it?

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  4. Oh no. Now I want to know about the shocker ending.

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