Thursday, July 28, 2011
Book 70 - Ripple
My seventieth (yay!!!) book was Ripple by Mandy Hubbard. After reading, Prada and Prejudice and You Wish this year, both for the second time, I was very excited about Mandy's new book. She's one of my favorite authors and she didn't disappoint. Lexi is a siren (which is kind of an evil mermaid...when she swims, she sings and that song lures men into the water, where they drown). On her sixteenth birthday, she accidentally killed Steven, the first boy she ever loved. And, since that day, she hasn't let anybody get close to her and she's pushed all of her friends away. So, when Cole, Steven's best friend, starts paying attention to her, she's not thrilled. Not only does this kind of ruin the whole "not getting close to anyone" plan, but he's also known as a player, girls were always throwing themselves at him. But the more Lexi tries to push Cole away, the more she ends up letting him in. As Lexi starts to fall for Cole, a new boy moves to town. This boy, Erik, knows she's a siren and is the answer to her curse. He's a nix, a guy version of a siren and, if they can fall in love, it will break both of their curses and solve all of their problems. But what about Cole? This book was good, but not as good as You Wish.