"It's been one year since the murder of her sister, Zoe, and fifteen year old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start to her freshmen year proves she'll never live up to her sister's memory.
Until Zoe's old boyfriend Marc shows up with her diary.
At first Echo's not interested, doubting there's anything in there she doesn't already know. But when curiosity prevails, she starts reading, becoming so immersed in her sister's secret world, their lives begin to blur, forcing Echo to uncover the truth behind Zoe's life, so that she can start to rebuild her own."
I LOVED this book. I loved how Echo thought that she knew everything about Zoe that she thought that there was to know. But by reading her diary she slowly started to realize that she really didn't know anything about Zoe. This now one of my favorite books and one of my favorite authors. <33
"Annabel Greene is the girl who has everything. At least, that's what she pro;trays in her modeling shoots. But Annabel's life is far from perfect. Her friendship with Sophie ended bitterly, and her older sister's eating disorder is weighing down the entire family. Isolated and ostracized at school and at home, Annabel retreats into silent acceptance. Then she meets Owen- intense, music-obsessed, and determined to always tell the truth. And with his guidance, Annabel learns to just listen to herself and gains the courage to speak honestly. But will she be able to tell everyone what really happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends?"
I think that this is my favorite book by Sarah Dessen. I loved how the friendship between Annabel and Owen grew and how Annabel learned to listen to herself. And I think that the ending was great how Annabel told everyone what really happened the night of the party. <33
"After bidding good-bye to New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise.
All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family's only hope for redemption; New York's most notorious cad, Henry Schoon-maker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth's scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.
As old friends become rivals, Manhattan's most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal . . . or more precious than a secret."
I thought that Rumors wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. I don't think that it lived up to The Luxe. But I still think that Anna Godbersen is a good author I just don't think that this is a very good series anymore. <33
"Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.
Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.
White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.
This is Manhattan, 1899.
Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.
With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...
In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent."
After reading this book I think that this is going to be a really good series. No its not one of my favorite books but I still think its good and worth buying. <33
"Schuyler Van Allen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes to the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler's life changes dramatically. The death of a popular schoolmate haunts her in unexpected ways. And strangest of all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.
Once an outcast, Schuyler is thrust into Manhattan's most exclusive social circle. Its members are the powerful, the wealthy, and-as Schuyler soon discovers-the unhuman. They are Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires, and for centuries they've been invincible. Now someone is preying on this elite group, and Schuyler wants to find out the truth. But is she the most vulnerable of them all?"
I love vampire books but I thought that I wouldn't like this one because it's so different than usual but I was wrong. I think that I like this series ever more because it's so different. <33
"Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life-a straight-A student, a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family-and herself-seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter.
With The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult offers her most powerful chronicle yet as she explores the unbreakable bond between parent and child, and questions whether you can reinvent yourself in the course of a lifetime-or if your mistakes are carried forever."
I never thought that I could love Jodi Picoult more but this book sure did the trick. I never thought that it would end the way it did or that even the events would happened the way they did. This book was pure genius. <33
"Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens- until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes- or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show- destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever who they seem to be."
I loved this book. I was surprised by the ending like I usually am with all of Jodi Picoult's books.
Nineteen Minutes shows what can happen to a small town that is destroyed by an act of violence and in this book it's a high school shooting. Josie Cormier's boyfriend is killed right before her eyes so she should be able to testify and say if her old best friend shot him but she can't remember what happened.. <33>