Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Just for the Record by Geri Halliwell

Just for the Record by Geri Halliwell

I was never a Ginger fan for some reason, so on my recent Spice Girls kick, I wanted to be fair and read everyone’s books (who has one, that I could find, yada yada yada).

I have to say, this book did make me like Geri a lot! It was really interesting to hear about her personal life and post-Spice career. I hadn’t followed that, so I looked up some of the songs mentioned in the book and liked them - ESPECIALLY her 2000 Brits Award performance - epic!

She’s still not my favorite Spice but I think that’s ingrained in me from the 90s by this point, so I’ll just say I do recommend this book for Spice Girl fans and think it’s a quality celebrity memoir.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston


She’s been a different person in each of the six places she’s lived: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky... But now, in rural Louisiana, she’s decided this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken almost everything from her. For now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a terrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has been begging her dad to explain: What did he do – or see – that got them into this mess? She’s had it with all the Suits' rules and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, she’ll have to find out on her own.

But Meg didn’t count on Ethan Landry, a cute and clever Louisiana farm boy. He knows Meg is hiding something big, and it could get them both killed. As they set out on a risky journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that survival is the only rule that really matters.

My Thoughts

I wanted to read Elston’s YA books after reading her adult thriller. I love the premise of this one but felt like it was very hot and cold - a lot of mystery and then laying out the facts in one fell swoop that seemed a bit unnatural. But I was intrigued and wanted to finish the book, which is always a good sign compared to DNFs! Plus, I LOVE the cliffhanger and want to get my hands on the sequel.