Book Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door begins with fashion costume extraordinaire Lola on designing her Marie Antoinette dress for her winter formal. That’s not the only costume she has made. Her life and closet is full of eccentric pieces that shine out her personality. Everything is perfect in her life including her boyfriend Max, who is in a band playing at gigs every so often. But her happy life isn’t always what it seems until the Bell family moves back in…right next door to them. And not only is that bad news but Cricket is back to stay for good and Lola is not prepared for what happens next.

My rating for this book is 3/5 stars. Unfortunately I really didn’t care for this book. I felt Anna was so amazing when I read it, but once I got to Lola things just didn’t seem the same. I felt Ann and St. Clair acted different from when I read Anna and the French Kiss, but it was nice to see them tied in with this book. Another reason why this book made me not so pleasant was the awful love triangle. I think love triangles can be done very well except for this one. I had to read 254 pages to finally get over the whole stupid Max scenario, which annoyed me to the universe and back. I think it made me hard to read this book and not finish it rather quick. But on the more brighter side the last two chapters were just so beautifully written and made me blush multiple times and gave me that “true” Stephanie Perkins feel. I’m glad I’ve read this book and I can’t wait to see what Isla and the Happily Ever After brings to the table.

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Currently Reading: January 20th, 2014

So as of right now I’m currently reading Lola and the Boy Next Door and lets just say this book is taking me forever to read. In December of 2012 I read Anna and the French Kiss in a few short days and fell in love with the story line. So my expectations were a bit high for Lola, but Lola is just driving me crazy. I understand love triangles except for this one. This love triangle is making it a slow read for me, and making me hate Lola. Hopefully I can finish this book soon!

On the bright side I did start Legend by Marie Lu! So far I’m 35 pages into and loving all the action already! I picked this book up as part of my Contemporary Literature class and I haven’t regretted my decision. I must say I pictured the characters a little older rather than fifteen years old.

Hello 2014

Well hello there 2014 I didn’t see you sneak up so fast! Now that 2013 has come and gone I’m ready for an adventurous and vigorous reading year for 2014. I look to accomplish my many reading goals by reading many series, (mainly trilogies), included on my TBR list. I set my goodreads goal somewhat low this year only because the amount of schooling I’m encountering and other events taking place this year. But on the bright side of things, I’m going to try to step out of my comfort zone this year and read books that I may not have picked up before. Another goal of mine is to *hopefully finish the long journey of the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard. I hope to accomplish and exceed my goals for 2014! I hope you have a great year filled with enjoyable books and with stories that changes your lives!
What are some of the goals you will be making this year? Or what are some of the books you are most excited to read in this year?