Yes Please, by Amy Poehler


2/5 stars

Recommended for: fans of Mindy Kaling or Tina Fey, people who LOVE Amy Poehler, fans of UCB

Review:

 I had really high expectations for this, but I have to say I am disappointed. It’s clear from this book that Amy thinks she’s the bee’s knees. In my opinion, the amount of drug references was ridiculous and overdone, like she’s trying to prove something to us. We get it, Amy, you used to do a lot of drugs(?). Also, the word “tiny” was overused. After just finishing Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me?, I just feel let down. I would rather read Kaling than Poehler any day. Also, why was this book printed on such shiny paper? It made turning pages really difficult.

The cover is definitely real cool, though. 

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Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1), by Richelle Mead

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5/5 Stars

Reccomended for: fans of vampires, Slavic culture, or really well developed characters and relationships

Review:

This book is soooo good. I love Rose, she’s a rarity in YA. She doesn’t let herself stay down, she has a wicked sense of humor, and she has fabulous self-confidence. She doesn’t get caught up in stupid things, and she has a good head on her shoulders. She’s always there for Lissa, even when Lissa doesn’t appreciate her. I’m so excited for this movie to come out.

NOT SURE IF THIS COUNTS AS A SPOILER, PROCEED WITH MINIMAL CAUTION
I like the plot of this story, and I’m glad that Rose/Dimitri wasn’t like PLL in the sense that he’s a lot older than her and he’s her teacher. In VA, he’s only seven years older and he’s her Mentor. Another respectable thing about Rose is that she understands why they can’t be together and didn’t act like a whiny brat and pitch a fit. Kudos

I’m glad that even though I would figure things out before the characters, they weren’t that far behind me, so I wasn’t endlessly frustrated. I think I would have given this book five stars just reading Richelle Mead’s biography in the back. It’s perfection.

The things that bothered me? The typos I found, which were pretty obvious. This doesn’t change my opinion of the book, especially since every time I find a typo in a professional publication, it feels like a small victory. Also, sometimes Rose’s action surprised me, but they were probably more realistic. She never seemed to have the sense to let things go, and take the high road. She liked having the last word, but that is her character.

Overall? Dhampirs kick butt