Now I adore Bookshelves of Doom and that is where I heard about CHOKER by Elizabeth Woods and WONDERLAND by Joanna Nadin but Ms Doom felt that WONDERLAND was the better book and I got hooked on CHOKER. Maybe it is just a matter of which of these incredibly similar stories you start with, but I tell you - I was so sick of dead mothers that I far preferred the benignly neglectful one in CHOKER. I read the end of WONDERLAND (after giving it 20 pages or so...) and it was just as I expected. But I did NOT read the end of CHOKER because I liked it enough to want to actually see how it plays out! There was only one other book (out of nine) that I didn't skip ahead to read the last couple pages. So sad, really.
How beautiful is the cover for ENTWINED by Heather Dixon? Soooo beautiful. But I have had it with dead mother books. (SPOILER!) And the father is such a jerk. And there were just so many pages... I think if I were in a better mood, or had more free time, I would have stuck this out. And when I flipped to the back I found that the character that was introduced in the beginning as the potential love interest was right there at the end being inevitable. The writing is good, and I liked our heroine, Azalea. I just knew I wasn't going to stick this one out.
I have a ton of reserves in transit for the PSATs in two weeks - I'll keep you posted!