Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring Break!

hey ya'll! It's Lydia, and I'm on my spring break this week, and have had TONS of time to read, so I have 2, no 3 books to review for you guys.

1. Fang by James Patterson *WARNING: the following summarization/review may contain spoilers from the Maximum Ride series* Max and Fang have never been closer than ever, and the flock is starting to get annoyed. Max and Fang's relationship may be tearing the flock apart. Then one day Angel randomly announces that "Fang will be the first to die." This freaks Max out. When they are helping out hunger relief in Africa, Dr. something or other (you know i'm horrible with names)....announces that there is another winged kid. Dylan. And he was created to be Max's perfect other half.

Oh my gosh. I know I say this every time, but I LOVED THIS BOOK! (I'm sorry Jennifer, but) Hate List has been demoted to my 3rd favorite book ever. the Maximum Ride series has been promoted to the 2nd place spot. James Patterson is an AMAZING author, and I have nothing but positive remarks for this book. I read one page and was hooked. My mom came into my room at 11:00 the other night, and ordered me to go to bed, so I literally slept with this book in my arms. I know it sounds weird, and well, it is, but It's HIGH praise. Then I woke up and finished it. It was written so well, and the twists and turns were perfectly planned, and I'm begging James, if you're reading this, WRITE MORE MAX! I cannot get enough of this series. My favorite part was their birthday where they all turn a year older, and I'm FINALLY the same age as Max, Fang and Iggy! OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

2. Mr. Monk in Trouble by Lee Goldberg (description from
Ever since a 1962 unsolved train robbery made it famous, people have flocked to the town of Trouble in California's gold country, searching for the booty that train robbers supposedly dumped off the Golden Rail Express in a botched heist. When the town's museum's watchman is murdered, Adrian Monk and his assistant, Natalie, are sent to investigate. But if Monk isn't careful, he'll learn that the town of Trouble can live up to its name.

I love the Monk books, and the TV series on USA, so it made this book a lot easier to read! There were a lot of twists and turns, and what happens to Natalie at the end of the book, kept me on the edge of my seat. It was SO good! I HEART MONK!

3. Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister by Liz Kessler. I think Amy already posted the summarization on this, so I'm going to skip ahead to the review.

This book was recommended to me by Amy, and I thought it was really cute. I would recommend it for maybe a little bit younger readers, but it was still a really fun, cute, inspiring read! Liz continues to write amazing books!!

Yes, Amy you did approve the picture!
If you're wondering, Lydia is currently reading: Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher. Yes. the one and the three are there on purpose!
Happy Easter!!


  1. Hi Lydia!

    I am glad you enjoyed my MONK book. I hope you will like the others, too.


  2. Lee, I loved your book! ( well, you already know that because of my post but still). I've already read your other Monk books, before we started our blog, and have been planning on doing a Monk post sometime soon!! Thanks for commenting, and writing the Monk books!

  3. Hi Lydia! I just wanted to say that i read the maximum ride books too, and i TOTALLY agree. but i'm a little different, cause even when my parents tell me to stop readinga ten at night, i don't (don't tell them that). i use a light and read till, like, 2 in the morning, and with the max books, i read till 4, my new record. i just couldn't put them down, and Fang completely was like the best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i really liked the way you describe the books you read, you're a erally good book-reviewer-person...if that makes any sense (i tend not to, you know, make sense...)
    anyways. i really like your blog.

  4. Emily,
    i agree with you about the not going to sleep thing, because I usually don't, but as you read, we were on Spring Break and I didn't have my reading light with me. I read through breakfast and lunch. and I'm pretty sure i missed something important in that conversation...haha.
    Thanks for reading our blog!!!