Trisha’s May Roundup
Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz
L.A. hipsters, social networking, and mysterious disappearances. Let’s just say I was shocked by how dark this was. Definitely more Blue Bloods (and then some) than Fresh Off the Boat. And even though the ending was open enough for a sequel, I’ll stick to Masquerade instead.
Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Still trying to sort out my feelings about this one.
The Wallflower, vol. 11 by Tomoko Hayakawa
Between Sunako and Kyohei’s shopping expedition in vol. 10 and the date so teasingly mentioned in the cover copy, I didn’t think I’d have to wait until the last chapter of the book! But there were enough great moments in the first three chapters to make up for the wait.
Not Quite a Lady by Loretta Chase
Despite reading The Last Hellion and Lord of Scoundrels, which everyone else seems to just loooove, I never understood what the big deal was. Until now. Chase had me at page 6 (“To put it simply, Darius divided his life into two parts: (1) studying animal behavior, especially breeding and mating behavior, and (2) devoting his leisure hours to emulating this behavior”), and all over again at page 20 (“It was uphill work for an attractive, rich girl not to get married and not get caught not getting married.”). Here are a few reviews.