Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover by Ally Carter

Cammie's back and enjoying her last few days of vacation before starting her junior year. She meets Macey on the campaign trail--Macey's dad is running for vice-president. While hanging out and following Macey's agenda, the girls are attacked, and only by quick thinking and luck do they escape with their lives.

But now Macey requires Secret Service protection and her parents want her out on the campaign trail where sympathetic voters can be swayed to vote for her father. Cammie's aunt comes back into the picture to help, and soon all the girls are thrown into a game they were never meant to play. Who were the kidnappers really after? What was their purpose? And will the girls survive?

A great new book in the Gallagher Girls series. Make sure to read the first two!

The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint

Grace's life isn't all that it use to be. After her grandfather dies, she mopes around and refuses to go out and participate in life. The only thing that soothes her is working on old cars. Then fate intervenes, and she's shot while out buying cigarettes.

John's been leading no life at all. He works, he draws, and he sometimes hangs out with his friends. The Halloween Nina convinces him to go out changes his entire life. Because he meets Grace.

John and Grace meet that Halloween night. The problem? Grace isn't alive anymore. And as she struggles to find out why she's in limbo, John discovers a life he's never dreamed of living.

An interesting book told in alternative points of view. Grace's story is the main one here, and becomes the focus more as the story goes on. Highly entertaining read!