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Thursday, June 12, 2008

2 books by Ally Carter

During this last week of school I really needed some easy on the brain reading, so I read two of Ally Carter's books for grown-ups: Cheating at Solitaire and Learning to Play Gin. They were fine, but I have to say that Ally Carter does kids books WAY better than she does grown-up books. I totally loved and adored I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You and its sequel (unfortunately I can't remember the name of that one - hey, give me a break, it's my LAST day of school - my brain is full), and I was only middle of the road on these two. These were a little too surface-y and a little too predictable for me. Don't get me wrong, they were perfect for the week I was having, but they just weren't what I expected from her, having read the other two first. Her character development was super strong in the kids books, and there was a ton of suspense. In these grown-up books, not so much. I'm hoping she continues her spy school series - what can I say, maybe we're both just kids at heart.

Happy Summer!


Ms. Yingling said...

Miss your blog! Hope that you have a chance to read and comment some more once the school year gets underway!

Ms. Yingling said...

Thanks. I've looked at these but didn't want to read them, although I'm a big Carter fan, too. It's interesting how divergent our reading lists are. No wonder I seem to miss a lot of books, no matter how many catalogs and reviews and blogs I read!