Monday, August 3, 2009
Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
This is another great book in the series. Don't start with it, go in order, but I liked it every bit as much as the first two. They all follow the same kind of plan, but they don't feel formulaic. I have nothing in common with Izzy Spellman, but I love her!
This series is a nice change from the books I usually read. If you took some of the things this family does to each other (invasion of privacy, pranks, etc) too seriously, it might be too much. But taking it as fiction, it is not.
Here are some lines I especially liked:
"The rest of the day I had only one thought in my mind: Is this really my life?"
"My feet felt like lead and I wanted to punch the wind that was slowing me down."
"Petra changed everything and I found that our relationship became too sticky to dust off."
I love this series, and I'm thrilled to see that #4 is coming out in March 2010!