Apr 4, 2012

Quick Reviews - Black Heart by Holly Black & Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulburg

Black Heart (Curse Workers #3) by Holly Black
April 3rd, 2012 from Simon & Schuster

Is this series really coming to an end? Boo! I fell in love with White Cat so very hard in May of 2010 and I was eager to find out how it all ended in Black Heart. Will Cassel and Lila end up together? Will Cassel's brother and mother absolutely ruin his life? Well, try to anyway? Those questions and a few more are answered. We get to know the characters a bit more and Cassel's roommate Sam and his girlfriend Daneca take center stage. I really enjoyed their storyline and when it all comes back full circle (vague, I know), I was a bit surprised. Cassel and Lila's relationship is the shining beacon. You knew that though. At times I was scared to death that one of them was going to die and leave the other heartbroken. I didn't think Red Glove (book 2) had that giant hook like White Cat did, but I think book three just about did. I was on pins and needles until the very last page....

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Ps, her boards on Pinterest are worth the follow!

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
April 1st, 2012 from Scholastic

Four uber talented students navigate their way through their Senior year at New York City High School of the Creative and Performing Arts. Carter is/was a childhood superstar that just wants to be a regular guy, Sophie is determined to get into the spotlight at any costs, Ethan is quiet and lets personal matters effect his music, and Emme is in need of some self esteem, but Sophie is busy snuffing it out. I loved this book with four points of view. It allows each character to air their flaws and to let them shine. Their lives intertwine and things get super complicated fast. I found myself hating and then loving characters and wanting one of them to fall of a cliff. #wink The story centered around music (and NYC) is sure to appeal to many teen readers. Fast read full of major drama, unexpected kisses, and backstabbing. It's like Glee in book version, but better and without cheerleaders and football. Must read!

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Eulberg will be coming to Texas for TLA!