Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Forgotten Fridays: Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Posted July 31, 2015 by Pixie in book review, forgotten fridays, Kara, Lyn, Pixie / 2 Comments
Forgotten Fridays: Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Forgotten Fridays is a monthly feature here where the three of us get together to read an older book and discuss it. There are sometimes spoilers, but we always try our best to avoid them. Pixie: So did any of us actually finish this one? Lyn: I (unfortunately) did. Kara: Why does it seem like we are always the black sheep on loved books? I DNFed at 27%. These female characters made me RAGEEEEE. Lyn: BECAUSE WE ARE SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES. Pixie: I tried to finish, but I really got way too bored and couldn’t take it. Put it down close to more »

Book Review: The Vanishing Season

Posted November 24, 2014 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Vanishing Season

As you all know, I edit. I read differently than I used to due to this, so every so often a book comes along that I pretty much know is not my type of book, and yet there are technical aspects of it that I love and appreciate. This is what happened with The Vanishing Season. I think if I had read this back in 2010 before I started editing I probably would have DNFed it. Reasons? I found it boring with a lack of direction, I hated the ending–it was basically a non-ending–you know how I feel about all the more »

Book Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Posted June 30, 2014 by Kara in book review / 3 Comments
Book Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

I’ve been kind of going back and forth on whether to rate this a three or a four.  But after a good night’s sleep and some time to let the book sink in, I’ve decided it’s definitely a four.  The Vanishing Season, while not perfect, moved me.  Jodi Lynn Anderson wove her words into a weapon and freaking impaled me. So this book doesn’t have much of a plot. Maggie Larsen moves from Chicago to this teen tiny town on the edge of Lake Michigan, right as a serial killer hits his peak.  Girls Maggie’s age are going missing all more »

Book Review: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Posted September 27, 2013 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 8 Comments
Book Review: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

  “There was a beast in there. But there was also a girl who was afraid of being a beast, and who wondered if other people had beasts in their hearts too.” Review: Be warned, faint of heart! This book is grit and anger and fear and heartache.  This is not a novel for a “light, fun” read.  You’re going to need some tissues.   Tiger Lily turned the story of Peter Pan on its head and focused on a new perspective, coming from a more feral-type Tinkerbell as she narrated the twisting, heart wrenching tale of the title character more »