Friday, October 10, 2014

Oh Yeah, Audrey! (reveiw)

3.5/5 stars

Oh Yeah, Audrey! (Goodreads | Amazon) struck a cord with my old-movie-loving high school self.  Back in those days I was obsessed with old movies, thought Clark Gable was clearly the hottest celebrity ever and Katherine Hepburn was amazing. Though I liked Audrey Hepburn she was never one of my obsessions.  So to me, these three teenagers who run a tumblr blog about old celebrities felt authentic.  I would've done that in a heartbeat.

This is a cute story following main-character Gemma Beasley as she tries to escape her painfully normal existence and turn into Audrey Hepburn/ Holly Golightly for one perfect New York City day.  Along with her co-bloggers, they runaway to NYC to recreate a 24 hour Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired experience.

But when a handsome wealthy boy shows up, someone else Gemma also met through her tumblr blog their plans change as she is swept away by a chance to experience New York City like she never would be able to.

This book is a cute 24-hour whirlwind.  Of course that creates limitations on character development but the book has a surprisingly amount of heart and forces Gemma to tackle a lot of the issue she's been avoiding since her mother's death.  If you like old movies, especially if you did at 16, odds are you'll relate to the main character. It's a quick, fun and very pleasant little adventure thats enjoyable to read.

I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Seriously Saturday Series Catch-up #5

Seriously Saturday Series Catch-up update time!  I haven't made much progress since last time I posted.  I finished the Scarlet audiobook (loved it!)  Yesterday I picked up Trapped by Kevin Hearne and expect to make quick work for that book.  On request at the library are Boston Jacky (book 11) by L.A. Meyer and Cress by Marissa Meyers, both on audiobook.  We're still waiting on the release of Clariel which finally comes out this month and Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers which comes out next month.  Looking at the list I finally feel like this is something I can accomplish before the year is out!  We're mainly waiting on books that were released or will be released in 2014. 
  1. Heist Society by Ally Carter (books 2 & 3) - Finished book 2 and 3
  2. Necromancer series by Lish McBride (book 2) - Finished book 2
  3. Cinder by Marissa Meyers (books 2 &  3) - Currently listening to Scarlet in my car
  4. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (books 2 & 3) - Finished book and 3! I didn't realize there was a book 4
  5. Abhorsen series by Garth Nix (book 4 will be published in 2014)
  6. The Agency by Y.S. Lee (book 4 will be published in 2014) 
  7. Fallen World series by Megan Crewe (books 2 & 3) - Finished book 2 and 3
  8. Iron Druid by Kevin Hearne (read at least 1 book in)
  9. Bloody Jack by LA Meyer (book 11)
  10. His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers (In the name of honesty, I'll admit I've already read the second book in 2014 but I want to count it. Book 3 will be published in 2014)