The Secret of the Old Clock

About The Book:
Written by Mildred A Wirt as Carolyn Keene Series Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Published Year 1930
Nancy, unaided, seeks to find a missing will to help out several people. The search not only tests her keen mind but also leads her into a thrilling adventure.

Yey! my first Nancy Drew and I loved it, my kind of book where nothing really goes wrong and everything falls right in the path of the heroine.


About The Book:
Written by Jean Webster Published Year 1912
The unforgettable letters of a high-spirited orphan to 'Daddy-Long-Legs,' her anonymous benefactor. A trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month, and that she can never know who he is. Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties, and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing!
Give the Home my love, please--my TRULY love. I have quite a feeling of tenderness for it as I look back through a haze of four years. When I first came to college I felt quite resentful because I'd been robbed of the normal kind of childhood that the other girls had had; but now, I don't feel that way in the least. I regard it as a very unusual adventure. It gives me a sort of vantage point from which to stand aside and look at life. Emerging full grown, I get a perspective on the world, that other people who have been brought up in the thick of things entirely lack.
I know lots of girls (Julia, for instance) who never know that they are happy. They are so accustomed to the feeling that their senses are deadened to it; but as for me--I am perfectly sure every moment of my life that I am happy. And I'm going to keep on being, no matter what unpleasant things turn up. I'm going to regard them (even toothaches) as interesting experiences, and be glad to know what they feel like. `Whatever sky's above me, I've a heart for any fate.'

Judy Abbot is one of my favorite fiction characters, I grew up watching the animated version and wishing for a daddy-long-legs of my own. It's a simple and honest novel.

Wicked Lovely

About The Book:
Written by Melissa Marr Series Tatooed Fairies Published Year 2007
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention. But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires. Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

After teen-vampires-loveaffairs, why not fairies eh? It's an okay read, when you pick this one up you don't really expect to read something spectacular or a total breakthrough in yafiction. I just find it lacking in details and poor character development. I know some people might be turned-off by the hype but give it a chance, it's quite entertaining.

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched

About The Book:
Written by Meg Cabot Series Queen of Babble Published Year 2008
Things are looking up at last for Lizzie Nichols. She has a career she adores in the field of her choice (wedding gown restoration), and the love of her life, Jean-Luc, has finally proposed. Life’s become a dizzying whirl of wedding gown fittings—not necessarily her own–as Lizzie prepares for her dream wedding at her fiancĂ©’s chateau in the south of France. But the dream soon becomes a nightmare as the best man—with whom Lizzie might once accidentally have slept... no, really, just slept–announces his total lack of support for the couple, a sentiment the maid of honor happens to second; Lizzie’s Midwestern family can’t understand why she doesn’t want to have her wedding in the family backyard; her future, oh-so-proper French in-laws seem to be slowly trying to lure the groom away from medical school and back into investment banking; and Lizzie finds herself wondering if her Prince Charming really is as charming as she once believed.

I loved this series and I was really excited to read this one and find out about Chaz and Lizzie so it's really hard for me to say that I did not like it -- not as much as I wanted to anyway. First Lizzie, is really acting stupid, selfish and shallow and why prolong the agony if the choice is made so obvious by the author, Luke's chracter was totally being bashed so it's given right? Another thing is that I hate the side characters -- they either lack moral and/or presence and/or just totally hateful.

Lock and Key

About The Book:
Written by Sarah Dessen Published Year 2008
Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future - it's a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give?

It was open just enough to make out a bed, the same USWIM sweatshirt Nate had lent me that day folded on top of it. I don't know what I was expecting, as it wasn't like I'd been in a lot of guys' rooms. A mess, maybe. Some pinup in a bikini on the wall. Perhaps a shot of Heather in a frame, a mirror lined with ticket stubs and sports ribbons, stacks of CDs and magazines. Instead, as I pushed the door open, I saw none of these things. In fact, even full of furniture, it felt . . . empty. There was a bed, made, and a bureau with a bowlful of change on it, as well as a couple of root beer bottle caps. His backpack was thrown over the chair of a nearby desk, where a laptop was plugged in, the battery light blinking. But there were no framed pictures, and none of the bits and pieces I'd expected, like Marla’s fridge collage, or even Sabrina's tons of cats. If anything, it looked more like the last apartment he'd taken me to, almost sterile, with few if any clues as to who slept, lived, and breathed there. I stood looking for a moment, surprised, before backing out and returning the door to exactly how it had been. All the way back home, though, I kept thinking about his room, trying to figure out what it was about it that was so unsettling. It wasn't until I got back to Cora's that I realized the reason: it looked just like mine. Hardly lived in, barely touched. Like it, too, belonged to someone who had just gotten there and still wasn't sure how long they’d be sticking around.

I'm seriously considering Sarah Dessen as one of my favorite authors, her books are like lighter versions of Jodi Picoult -- in the case of tackling social issues with a melodramatic setting. I like this one better than Just Listen because of the plot, it's different not the cliched unpopular girl in school well it is actually but not quite.

Everyone Worth Knowing

About The Book:
Written by Lauren Weisberger Published Year 2006
A cautionary tale of sex, power, and fame. This time around, the PR industry is her target, and Prada fans will recognize similar themes throughout this entertaining, if at times overly dramatic, exposé.
Bette Robinson is a twentysomething Emory graduate who shunned her parents' hippie ideals in favor of a high-paying yet excruciatingly boring job at a prestigious investment bank. One day, after a particularly condescending exchange with her boss (who sends her daily inspirational e-mails), Bette walks out on her job in a huff. After a few weeks of sleeping late, watching Dr. Phil and entertaining her dog Millington, Bette's uncle scores her a job at an up-and-coming public relations firm, where her entire job seems to revolve around staying out late partying and providing fodder for clandestine gossip columns. What follows is one episode after another of Bette climbing up the social ladder at the expense of her friends, family, and the one guy who actually seems worth pursuing.

I feel bad about saying this, but this kind of book gives bad name to chicklits. It's suppose to be entertaining -- witty, fuuny and sometimes even touching. This is neither though I'm not discouraging anyone to read it, maybe you should it'll make you appreciate good books more.