Real Murders

About The Book:
Written by Charlaine Harris Series Aurora Teagarden Published Year 1989
Someone is killing the crime buffs of the Real Murders Society in Lawrenceton, Georgia. A librarian, Aurora Teagarden, sets out to catch the brutal murderer after fellow club members end up as victims. The uncanny resemblances to famous crimes challenge Roe and her two admirers, policeman Arthur Smith and mystery writer Robin Crusoe, to pursue the criminal. The lighthearted, witty handling of characters contrasts with the heightening suspense as Aurora seeks clues by searching past mysteries for the killer's identity--until she is caught in the sadistic web of terror herself.

There are alot of characters, that doesn't go well with me because I lose track of them. It was a nice quick mystery read, abit gruesome and when the real murderers were unveiled it's quite unbelievable; it portrays how twisted some people can be. I love the Charlaine Harris, and am planning to read her other series as well.

The Book of One Hundred Truths

About The Book:
Written by Julie Schumacher Published Year 2006
It's hard for Thea to write four truths a day in the notebook her mother gave her for the summer. Especially when her grandparents' house on the Jersey Shore is even more packed with family than usual, and her cousin Jocelyn wont leave her alone. Jocelyn just might be the world's neatest and nosiest seven-year-old, and she wants to know what's in Thea's notebook. But Thea won't tell anyone about the secret she has promised to keep--or how she lost her best friend (Truth #12), whose name was Gwen.
Now Thea has to babysit in the afternoons, and all Jocelyn wants to do is spy on people. Neither of them expect to see Aunt Ellen and Aunt Celia at the boardwalk in the middle of the day, or for their aunts to lie and insist they were at work. Could it be Thea's not the only one in the family keeping secrets this summer?
"I dont think I'm going to have kids when I get older," I said. "I probably won't get married, either. I'm probabbly just going to live by myself." We walked up the stairs. "I mean, some people probably like having big families, and they like having friends. I just want to be by myself and be norma." I realized that I wasn't making alot of sense, but I couldn't stop talking. "The problem with our family is that it's probably impossiblr to grow up to be normal. I mean most people don't alphabetize the groceries"-- I had seen Phoebe do this-- "or play games at dinner. And what about Ralph? What if Ralph doesn't want to br a Creature of Habit? What if he just want to be regular person?

It's a really nice book for kids to read, intresting characters, good storyline even though it was short the writer was able to provide a vivid description of what the charcters are feeling even the unveiling of Thea's secret was suspenseful.

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator

About The Book:
Written by Jennifer Allison Series Gilda Joyce Published Year 2005
Ever since her father died, quirky Gilda Joyce has been working hard to sharpen her psychic skills. She's determined to communicate with spirits from the Other Side and become a crack investigator of spooky, twisted mysteries. After wrangling an invitation to visit relatives in San Francisco, Gilda discovers that her dreary, tight-lipped uncle and his strange, delicate daughter need her help to uncover the terrible family secret that has a tortured ghost stalking their home. From poignant to hair-raising and hilarious, this is a behind-the-scenes, tell-all account of the very first case in the illustrious career of Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator.

Wow, this is definitely better than the 2nd book, having read it first. It's even scary, I like how it was written. Telling the story from different perspective of the characters. Already have the 3rd book and am gonna start reading now.

The Ladies of the Lake

About The Book:
Written by Jennifer Allison Series Gilda Joyce Published Year 2006
Zany Gilda Joyce leaves her wacky disguises at home but brings all her psychic and investigative skills with her as she sets out to investigate a mysterious death at a Catholic girls? school. Is Our Lady of Sorrows really haunted by the ghost of Dolores Lambert? Or is the student body suffering from group hysteria? Solving this mystery will put Gilda in more danger than she ever imagined? and will put all of her brashness, bravery, and smarts to the test.

I'm a bit peeved that I didn't realize that this was a sequel. A book with ghosts not scary though clearly for children, why I read them; I'm still not sure maybe it's because I'm relieving my childhood? Anyway I really like reading children's books; they're easier to swallow they don't leave an aftertaste of bitterness; they don't try to hard to be meaningful or memorable. It's a good book to past the time. Oh and I'm sure be looking for the otrher books in the series.

Girl at Sea

About The Book:
Written by Maureen Johnson Published Year 2007
Sometimes you have to get lost.
The Girl: Clio, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art-store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean. At least she'll get a killer tan.
The Mission: Survive her father's annoying antics. Oh, also find some underwater treasure that could be the missing link to a long-lost civilization.
The Crew: Dad's absentminded best friend Martin, his scary girlfriend Julia, her voluptuous daughter Elsa . . . and then there's Aidan, Julia's incredibly attractive, incredibly arrogant research assistant.
What's going on behind Aidan's intellectual, intensely green eyes, anyway?
As Clio sails into uncharted territory she unveils secrets that have the power to change history. But her most surprising discovery is that there's something deeper and more mysterious than the sea—her own heart.

I love this genre, even if sometimes they have a tendency to be generic. YA books provide light reads but in a more realistic setting compared to chicklits, the characters are not perfect; they're mean, stubborn, and alot of times selfish but they dont offer excuses for being that way; they're simply are. Clio's father kind of reminds me of the character in another book, Perfect You. I love this book, it has a bit of everything in it; adventure, romance and a little mystery... come to think of it, there's a whole lot of mystery till the end, nothing was explained about the stone but I guess that wasn't relly the focus of the story.