Saturday, April 23, 2011

Review of 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis from Barnes & Noble: "Don't miss New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson's fun, romantic, and hilarious European adventure, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, now with an excerpt from the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope.

Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes."

Review: I downloaded 13 Little Blue Envelopes onto my Nook because I had read some good reviews on some of the book blogs I follow. One of them stated it was free for Kindle so I checked B&N and sure enough it was free there too. This was a great break from all the Paranormal, Romance and Fantasy books I have been reading.

Maureen Johnson's writing style and story telling reminded me a lot of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It was a fun, easy read, the pages were turning quickly.

Though the story line was a fun adventure, I find it somewhat difficult to believe. What parents would allow their 17 year old daughter to go off to Europe based on a note from an unreliable aunt? And I do hope that most young ladies now know not to go with some strange man into a house and area they do not know without telling someone. However Ginny does get to go on an adventure we all wish we could, without any worries, just go with the flow.

I give 13 Little Blue Envelopes 3 stars, though I wish I could give it 3.5. It was a fun enjoyable read and I will be reading the sequel that comes out next week.

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In other news I  have been reading more book blogs this week and have been finding all these fun posts everyone does, so I am going to give a shot at some.  I already posted my first with In My Mailbox, which I hope to continue every Friday, but I will be adding a couple others throughout the week.  Later today I hope to start my own little adventure, so I hope you will all stop by for that later.  As for now laundry does need to be attended to as well as the kitchen and dishes.


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