The Luxe-- Anna Godbersen

This book is my new guilty pleasure. It's scandalous, lusty, and I LOVED it. It was able to weave a gripping plot throughout late 19th Century decorum. And it was able to stay relatively clean! w00t! Fabulous.
The Luxe doesn't have much substance. The plot squirms around, the characters can really get on your nerves, and yet I loved it. Why? I'm not entirely sure. Maybe it was because there was no one I was really rooting for so I was able just to sit back and watch it unfold without getting too involved in the story.
Page after page was entrancing. So weird because this is not my kind of book.

Bewitching Season-- Marissa Doyle

First I'd like to say that I really love InGroup. They don't send me amazing books all the time, but they've never sent me one that I absolutely hated. If you haven't joined, you should.

Bewitching Season isn't exactly original, it's the story of two teenage witches growing up in Victorian-era England. Their magical governess is stolen, love potions go awry, and madness reigns. I got really frustrated with some of the characters occasionally, but overall I found the book enjoyable. It's a light read that you shouldn't expect much originality or brilliance from, but it's fun enough.

~Enna Isilee

The Scarlet Letter-- Nathaniel Hawthorne

AH! If that picture doesn't give you nightmares, nothing will. ;)

I read this book for my AP English class. It was bearable, but never something I would have read of my own free will. That's all I'm gonna say.

~Enna Isilee

Kiki Strike: The Empress’s Tomb-- Kirsten Miller

What’s happening in New York City?

Giant Squirrels.

A Haunted Mansion.

Six fierce friends with fiercer secrets.

I really liked this book. I wasn't too thrilled with the first Kiki Strike because I thought it was just trying to put too much into one novel, but this one was great. It stuck with one storyline, had a great exposition and rising action, and the whole time I was wrapped up in the story much more than I was with the first one.

The ending drove me crazy! That's a horrible way to end a book! (I don't mean the ending was horrible, it was just nerve-wracking).

Really good. It's worth reading the first one so you can read this one. And the first one's really not that bad.

~Enna Isilee

The 123 Meme

The Rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4.Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you've posted your three sentences.

The Winter of Our Discontent

"But enough so you didn't invest."
"No, I didn't."
"Did you advise my father about the investments?"

There were other meme's I was tagged for, but I'm already feeling overwhelmed so... that's it. I should be posting more regularly now, though.

Meme Madness

So I've finally been looking through all of my feeds and I've discovered I've been tagged for a bunch of memes. I love memes! I just usually don't notice when I've been tagged. So if you've tagged me, will you please let me know and possibly give me a link to the meme? I'd love to do it, but with end of school madness still going on (thank goodness the play is over at least) I don't have time to search them all out.

Thanks oodles!

~Enna Isilee

Drama: The Good and the Bad Kind

Wow. Things are really crazy here. As of Tuesday we were cancelling the show because we were NOT performance worthy. But I gave the actors one more shot at impressing me yesterday and they did. It wasn't fantastic, but it was performance-able.

Then it all fell apart today (and we open today). One of the actresses came and told me that she can't do the show because she has a dance recital! And then my drama teacher (who I think is fantastic) ran out of the room during class because she was about to cry over all the stress. She has to build the sets and run almost every fine artsy thing that goes on in the school.

Anyway. I'll have to play that one girl's part tonight. I didn't mean to mope or rant here, but it just feels better to type it out, ya know?

We gotta buy our drama teacher some flowers. She deserves them.

Another Crazy Week

I probably won't be able to post much over the next week. It's the opening night of my play and we've got A LOT of preparing to do. Costumes, set, and my actors still need to memorize! C'mon guys!

If you're local, come see it. But I won't be able to post often.

~Enna Isilee

Sticky Post-- Twisted Fairy Tale Challenge Over!

The Twisted Fairy Tale Challenge ends at 11:59pm May 5th!
Post last minute reviews here:

Thanks to all who participated!

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Hey girlies(and boys, do any boys read my blog? It's so hard to tell),

I've started a newsletter! You can sign up in the sidebar. Just tell me your name and E-mail address. Your name doesn't have to be your real name, not at all. And I promise I will never give out your e-mail without your consent. You will not be spammed.

Okay. I just wanted to make that really, really clear.

My newsletter won't be anything big. Just a list of the latest releases, contests going on in the blogoverse, and stuff. I plan on hosting my own contest soon too! w00t!

Don't feel like you have to sign up (though it would make me feel warm and fuzzy if you did). I recognize that a lot of you don't want to give out your e-mail. But if you have a second anonymous account like I do, go for it!

Thanks a bunch guys (and gals),
Enna Isilee

I like authors who like me

That may sound a bit shallow, but it's true. This evening I got to meet the lovely Sarah O'Leary Burningham and it was absolutely delightful. I'm afraid I was a little bit deer-in-headlights-ish, but it was a wonderful encounter. You'll be hearing more about her as soon as I finish her book: How to Raise Your Parents.

Good times to be had by all. :)

~Enna Isilee
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