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  • Alone (Vampires and the Life of Erin Rose - 1) on Sep. 20, 2011

    This was a great book. It was fun to read and I am looking forward to hearing more. I agree with a previous reviewer that it is not the same as so many of the traditional vampire type novels these days. Many unexpected things happen and you are left guessing about what is going on. I am rarely unable to guess what's going to happen in a book and definitely was pleasantly surprised to find that I hadn't figured it all out. Great writing. Needs some editing but otherwise a great read.
  • Campaign Promises on Oct. 02, 2011

    This book was fun and interesting. I enjoy politics although this was the first fiction based in that arena that I have read. I would definitely recommend it to my friends. I am an independent but lean right on most but not all issues. So I didn't agree with all of the politics Ms. Osterkamp was promoting or at least not all of the assumptions, but it was still an ejoyable read. You also really felt that those were Lucy's opinions. She was consistent. Actually I thought it could've been longer and had potential for more development of characters and especially more on the lessons she is learning from the various political figures in the book. I could've easily read more. The romance part was mostly a side note so if you aren't a romance fan you would still enjoy this book.
  • Not Quite Ordinary on Dec. 31, 2011

    Like the other reviewer said this is targeted to the teen/tween reader. I read many of these books because I like to know what is out there for my teens to read. This was fun, along the lines of a Harry Potter type book. It gets to the action a little slowly but I still found that I wanted to see what was going to happen. The relationships in the book were authentic and many were wonderful examples. There are some great twists and you will want to read the next one as it leaves you wanting more. To me a good read makes you wonder about the character and want to see their world and this book does a good job of it. This digital version has a view editing issues (like so many of them do) but not so many that it is distracting. Maybe 3-5 that I caught (not really looking). I was given this book to read for an honest review as well. I would definitely recommend this book. If you like fantasy books at all, you should enjoy this one. Also, this is one that the younger tweens (11?) can read without being exposed to things that are in some of the other popular books of this genre. (Twilight Eclipse...)