Chick Lit

C-
Lucy Blue, Where Are You?

I’m actually thinking, “Lucy Blue, Who Are You?” This is my major problem with the latest Chick Lit from Louise Harwood. I give the author an A for effort, but that’s really not what counts, is it? Lucy Blue, after breaking up with her boyfriend just in time for the holidays ...

D+
Not Quite a Bride

After a truly hellacious day, I knew I needed to set aside the gritty piece of historical fiction I was currently reading and find something that would make me smile. After a quick glance at my review pile, I decided on the pretty blue book with a cat in a tiara on it. Kirsten Sawyer did break me ou ...

B-
Sleeping With the Fishes

After days of internal debate, I still had a tough time grading Sleeping with the Fishes, the first book in MaryJanice Davidson's new series. This is a classic case of Read The Review, Not The Grade since there are many flaws that some, like me can gloss over, while others will have a hard time gett ...

D-
Literacy and Longing in L.A.

Literacy and Longing in L.A. is one of those books that I was glad to finally finish. While going through the long slog reading it, I continually eyed my TBR pile and had to convince myself those books would have to wait. That strategy only worked because I realized that if I picked up a different ...

B
Charmed & Ready

Charmed and Ready is the second book in a series, and not having read the first one, there were times I was lost. However, the book is funny and charming enough that I plan to check out the first one in the series, Charmed and Dangerous. Bronwyn is a powerful witch who can not only cast prote ...

C
Happy Hour at Casa Dracula

Marta Acosta’s debut has potential. While this one didn’t knock my socks off, I will keep my eye out for future books by this author. She was able to combine Chick Lit with a hint of paranormal very well. And this was a book that improved as it went along; as much as I disliked the first third I ...

C-
Me vs. Me

What if you didn't have to make those really big, earth-shattering decisions? What if you could have your cake and eat it too? Sarah Mlynowski explores this fantasy in her latest novel. While the premise is interesting and the writing style pleasant, there is still no way to escape the harsh ...

A-
Queen of Babble

I loved this book. I was amazed that I did - Chick Lit not being my thing, and all. But I’m not prejudiced against any genre, really, having read all the prerequisites for Chick Lit 101: Helen Fielding (amusing), Sophie Kinsella (not a fan), and Jane Green (rather good), along with some other popu ...

B+
Undead and Unpopular

Despite the perks, being the Queen of Vampires isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. True, her Vampire Highness Betsy Taylor gets to live forever, is perpetually thirty, and is about to marry vampire hottie, Eric Sinclair, but even a Vampire Queen has to deal with unpleasant house-guests, relati ...

D
I Went To Vassar for This?

This book gave me the mother of all headaches. Most likely because my brow was knitted together from the “What the…?” face I made during the entire reading. Sadly to say, the author took a rather interesting premise (which she got from her editor: see acknowledgments) and turned it into a disa ...