The Secret Life of Bees is a really good film! The first half of the film is a bit slow but the rest of the film is really good. Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning are absolutely amazing. Definitely one to see.
The Name of the Star is terrifying. I was kept up at nights because I was afraid that I would find a murderous ghost standing over my bed. But it was still a wonderful book! Despite everything, I loved Charlotte, almost as much as I loved Rory! Some of my favorite parts of the book were when she would bring up her life in Louisiana and her eccentric family, which was always hilarious. One of the few things that I disliked about this book was the predictability. Normally, when I read adventure books, I have an inkling of what's coming, but then there's something else that completely surprises me. But in this book, I pretty much guessed what was coming. I guessed that something would happen to Charlotte, what would happen to Rory, who Boo was, and even who the Ripper was when he was alive.
I also didn't really like Jerome. Most of the characters (Rory, Charlotte, Stephen, and Callum especially) were fleshed out and, although they were all "good" characters, they had evil and bad sides. None of them were perfect. Jerome was the exception. I've always disliked when the main character's romantic interest is absolutely perfect. No flaws, nothing. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen did a great job of making Owen dark but loveable, as did How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford with Jonah. But Jerome just seemed too.....perfect. I wanted their romance to be more fleshed out, with Jerome being much deeper than he seemed. But I still liked the book.
Pros: The fast pacing, I was always on the edge of my seat, great fleshed out characters.
Cons: The predictability, it kept me up at night, Jerome.
Bright Young Things is magnificent! The historical facts and the details are what make this book so amazing. You can tell that Ms. Godbersen put a lot of effort into making sure that the details and facts were accurate. I would have read this book just for the amazing historical detail. But the actual story was amazing, too! The initial friendship between Letty and Cordelia seemed so real and sweet, and I spent the entire book yearning for them to reconcile. Astrid was also a nice touch, although her relationship with Charlie annoyed me a bit. The relationship between Cordelia and Thom was spectacular, too. The ending was great, too, with Cordelia.
Pros: Great historical detail, the friendships seem amazing and 100 real
Cons: Cordelia should have slapped Thom in the end.
This book was amazing. I definitely recommend it to everyone who loves romance or historical fiction. I can't wait to read the sequel!
Jessica's Guide is a great book! The romance and sexual tension was so real and amazing! It's definitely one of the best vampire stories I have ever read! I loved how Lucius talks, and his letters to his uncle are hilarious! This is a great romance novel in general. Unlike most novels about adopted children, I don't think that there are going to be any complaints about this touching a nerve about being adopted.
Near the end of the book, I had about 40 pages left in the book, and I was really wondering how they would wrap the story up well, but they did it wonderfully! The end when Jessica and Lucius face off was so great and hot! This was such a spectacular book, I definitely recommend it!
The American President i such an amazing romance film. I barely understand politics, and I still loved it. It was funny and sweet and romantic, but it wasn't a chick flick. I absolutely loved it. The romance seemed real. The comedy was spot on. Truly, a great film!