Thursday, July 1, 2010

13 To Life - A Review

13 to Life - Shannon Delany (Library Thing Early Reviewer)

Product Details (via B&N)

  • Pub. Date: June 2010
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback, 320pp
  • Sales Rank: 13,815
  • Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis (via B&N)

Jessica's life seemed difficult enough since the sudden loss of her mother, but meeting Pietr Rusakova turns her world upside down again. The newest member of Junction High, Pietr is a first generation Russian-American, a fact that by itself makes him different enough to get lots of attention in the small town. But Pietr is far more than good looks and an interesting accent, Pietr has secrets to hide-secrets including dramatic changes he's undergoing that will surely end his life early. Secrets dating back to the Cold War get the better of Jessica's curiosity, leading her into an exciting and dangerous world where her understanding of reality and what makes a man or a monster will be challenged.

My Thoughts:

Oh I liked this book! Maybe I am just in a werewolf kind of mood but I loved the air of mystery surrounding Pietr and his family. I want to know more of their history. I especially like Pietr's twin sister, Catherine. I find her to be a fresh personality in their family of men.

I haven't made my mind up on Jessica yet. I'm just not sure what I think of her. I like her, but I almost think she is very naive. Maybe she's trying to be like her mom and it's blinding her to people's true natures. On the other hand, maybe I am too jaded heh. Her sister cracks me up and I think if I was like one of the characters in this book, it would be Annabelle Lee. She's spunky and full of fire.

This is a start to a series so there is more to come and I can't wait to see where it goes next. Definitely one I will be keeping my eyes out for.

Author's Website: Shannon Delany


Irene said...

Sounds like you REALLY enjoyed this one. That's good, nothing worse than reading a book and feeling like you've wasted your time.

miss cindy :) said...

It sounds good, great review :)

Teddyree said...

Nice review, this is one I'm keen on reading, sounds quite intriguing!