So I ended up not coming home yesterday, so here are the reviews from then. I know it is a day late, and I’m sorry about that!
Circle by Syd Blue
Discovering a girl under his bed isn’t the strangest thing happening to Spencer. The real shock comes when he finds out who she is and why she is on Earth.
Mandy, an extraterrestrial girl, has been hiding out ever since the jet she stowed away on crashed in the desert behind his home. When the pilot is captured by the Air Force, Mandy is left lost and alone. She asks Spencer to risk everything to rescue the pilot from Edwards Air Force Base and help them get back home with the one thing their civilization needs to survive.
On the run from soldiers, fighter jets and attack helicopters, Spencer and his family fall into crisis when they find out what it is that Mandy and the pilot have really come to Earth for.
So let me start off by saying this book is AMAZING!! I really loved it. Spencer was probably my favorite character.
This book is predominately for teenagers, but I think that adults would enjoy it too. The way that Syd puts you into so many different characters’ personalities is amazing! I have never had as much fun reading an adventure book like this for a while.
It is an easy read, but Circle is a read that will come to life so easily. If you haven’t read it yet, then go get a copy right away and comment what you thought below!!
Witchcraft Couture by Katarina West
Oscar Pellegrini is a talented fashion designer with a deadly enemy: his own critical mind. He destroys much of what he designs and has been drifting for years, gradually retreating from the fashion business he loves but holding on to his dreams of success.
A chance meeting with a former girlfriend triggers a creative crisis so deep that Oscar escapes to Russia, where he drinks and despairs like never before. Just when he thinks he has lost everything he discovers a magical machine that turns ordinary outfits into irresistible sartorial triumphs. Oscar takes the machine back to Italy – and before he knows it, he has become famous for his designs, and celebrities and socialites are fighting to be first to wear his gorgeous garments.
But the happily-ever-after ending for the fashion messiah turns into a nightmare when his dresses acquire a life of their own, gaining energy and evil as time goes on. Haunted by his creations, a dark secret he is no longer able to hide, Oscar finds himself fighting for his life and sanity, and searching for the answer to a question he never knew existed.
Is there such a thing as stolen genius, and if there is, can it turn against the very person who stole it?
I will say that this book was an interesting read. It started off very strange towards the beginning. Something seems to be off at the start, but by the end, Katarina explained why there was this off feeling to the book.
Witchcraft Couture also has a very amazing lay out. It is written in a diary format. The reader gets to peel back more and more layers of Oscar’s mind. Learning his whole story is so interesting. I don’t even have all the words to describe how cool it was. (Of course that might be the part of me that loves trying to figure out all the little details about everything ;). )
Ok, thats it for the reviews today. By Monday, I should have a little something for y’all having to do something with one of our favorite romance authors, John Green.