"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Review: Bras and Broomsticks


Title: Bras and Broomsticks
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Pages: 310
Rating: 5/5

Rachel can't believe it. Her younger sister, Miri is a witch! How come Miri inherited the supernatural skills that could have turned Rachel into a teenage superstar?

Just as Rachel suspects, magical powers are wasted on the young. Miri refuses to use them for Rachel's benefit. And Rachel is desperate! Not only does she need to learn some serious dance moves, she's got to win her best friend back, stop her father's wedding, and snag a cute guy's heart.

Maybe Rachel will discover she's got magical powers of her own. Or maybe, just maybe, she can find a way to change Miri's mind...(Cover Blurb).

Years ago, I read three books that Sarah Mlynowski had published under Red Dress Ink and absolutely flew threw them. I loved her writing style, and just felt a huge connection with her characters. A while back, I found out that she was writing a series for young adults about teen witches. I found the first one at Borders, and picked it up. I continued to buy the books in the series as they were released but never did get around to reading them. After the disappointment I felt with A Great and Terrible Beauty, I thought I would give the first one a try. I am really really glad that I did.

This book was a riot. I quickly finished it off in two days (while keeping my house clean and the laundry caught up...an amazing feat for me...lol). Mlynowski's dialogue is great and really keeps the book moving. I just loved the main character Rachel. She's quirky and funny and every bit the typical American teenager. She's awkward and kinda geeky and absolutely in love with the hottest boy in school (wow, sounds like me in high school...hehehe). Miri, her little sister, is just as funny. Using magic, the two of them create oodles of problems and messes they have to figure out like when they cause the whole family to break out in massive pimples.

I gave this book a high rating because I truly did enjoy it *that* much. It was just what I needed for my little slump and the perfect book to waste away the cold winter nights. Now I'm off to read Frogs and French Kisses - the second book in this adorable little series.


3 comments:

Katie said...

I've never heard of these books before, but it sounds like something I'd like! Better add it to my wish-list!

Sunnysmileqt said...

I thought of you actually when I was reading it, because I think we do have similar taste in books. It was just a nice break from the "darker" stuff and made for a fun, quick read.

J. Kaye said...

Great review! I just love that title!

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