Monday, July 25, 2011

Flash Reviews

Flash Reviews are short, quick, mini-reviews of multiple titles. More committee reading this time around, so here are my thoughts:

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Rating: 5/5 Stars
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I love a good road trip novel and this one is pretty much perfect! I love Amy and Roger, their individual storylines and issues to work through as well as how their storylines connect and weave together. I loved how they ended up needing each other, and an epic detour road trip, to work through life, fears, and emotions. And of course, the romance is wonderful-I want them to stay together forever. They totally will, right?:)

Suspect by Kristin Wolden Nitz
Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: This one starts out with a great mystery premise-girl trying to find the truth about her long-missing mother during a murder mystery weekend hosted at her grandmother's bed and breakfast. Unfortunately, it quickly looses any of the mystery. The mystery falls flat, the story is cut too short and the characters are just never fully developed. I would have liked this one more if the mystery hadn't been so cheesy and if the book had actually had about 50 pages more to the plot.

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
Rating: 4/5 Stars

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Veronica Mars fans, get your hands on this one! All Unquiet Things is a very engaging and entertaining mystery told from two points of view. Both characters were close to the victim which offers two points of view for how we get to know Carly. Neily was in love with her, but is also trying to overcome the hurt of their breakup. Audrey was cousins and best friends with Carly and trying to deal with the fallout of her father being charged with Audrey's murder. The mystery kept me turning pages, but it was the characters that made me really like this novel. I really grew to care about Audrey and Neily and wanted them to get the closure they needed. The story also had a nice plot twist and no "the murderer tells exactly how the murder was committed" monologue which often ruins mysteries for me, so that made me like it even more. It's a smart, character driven mystery.


  1. Amy and Roger and All Unguiet Things are going to be added to my TBR pile! I love these "Flash Reviews", great idea!

  2. I read Amy & Roger based on one of your previous post - I.LOVE.IT!!!!! It is such a great summer book, I am actually adding it to my home library.

    Keep the reviews coming!!!

  3. I keep reading great reviews about Amy & Roger--I need to add it to my library holds list today before I forget. Looks wonderful!

  4. i just finished reading Amy and Roger's Epic Detour too and i loved it! It was such a good summer read.
    i have All Unquiet Things in my TBR pile and now i'm thinking of moving it up in the rotation since you described it as Veronica Mars-ish. i loved that show! When are we gonna get a VM movie?!

  5. Fab flash reviews. I like them lots <3

  6. Amy and Roger has been hugely popular at our library, probably the most peer-recommended book this year. Most review copies I receive get donated to the library, but I kept this one for myself:)

  7. I loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Her new one looks fantastic as well! I have heard nothing but great things about All Unquiet Things. I have to get to that one, particularly since you're giving it a Veronic Mars reference!


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