Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summer Hiatus Review - Read My Lips by Teri Brown

When she transfers to her new school, Serena just wants to fit in, have friends, and not attract tons of attention. That dream is shattered when the popular crowd discover that she has an amazing skill for reading lips. Think of what you could do with that ability! You would get the inside scoop on pretty much every one's lives and that fact is realized by the most snotty girls in school, who just happen to have a secret of their own. Then a cute boy gets added in to the mix. He's mysterious, adorable, down to earth, and most importantly is enamored with Serena. She wants to keep her spying a secret from everyone, but when things start to escalate quickly, she's pulled in over her head. Will Serena be able to escape the clutches of some seriously witchy girls, make friends of her own, and get herself the guy, or will she be stuck doing other people's dirty work for the rest of her high school career?

This book was decent. I hadn't read very many reviews prior to reading it so I wasn't sure what to expect. And I was pleasantly surprised. The faults in the book, I think were that the character development wasn't great, the plot was predictable, and the whole concept of the sorority seemed rather random and thrown together for me. But don't worry, there were other parts of the book that were good too. I like that the author tackled the new subject of being deaf. I've never ever read a book about anything along that line and it was very cool to read something from the point of view of someone who had to deal with the challenges of being deaf every day. It really put that in perspective for me. I also liked the character of Miller a lot. While he was moody and hormonal, which got a little annoying, he was mysterious and captivating. I can totally imagine falling for a guy like him. *sighs* Don't you just hate it when you read about some perfect guy in a book and then realize that they aren't real and you're going to have to find some less than perfect guy to fill the gaping whole that this character left in your chest (slight exaggeration there)? I mean, Edward, Cabel, Owen, Jace, Dimitri, Jacob (can't believe I just wrote that), and now Miller. Ugh! Why can't authors write about detestable icky guys for once so that us fan girls can leave our hearts open for realistic and might I say, slightly disappointing guys. :D /rant. Ha. Anywho, when all is said and done, Read My Lips was a pretty decent book. Nothing spectacular or mind blowing but it was a nice and fluffy summer read nonetheless, and one that I'd recommend if you want to read something quick and light.


  1. I just bought this book as something fluffy so.... :-)

    lol about the fictional guys thing. I just reread The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale and fell in love with Geric, so I can entirely relate. Darn you, writers who give us such high expectations of guys! (But on the bright side, you know what sort of guy you're looking for, right?) ;)

  2. Thanks for the review:) And I think we authors create guys like that because we need to have soemthing to shoot for. My next book will have a normal guy in it... I promise!

  3. I love that you talked about the boy thing. But--sigh--don't those boys just teach us what to look for? Those book-worthy moments? I still live for them.

  4. Sounds like a good book. I totally agree on the guy thing.


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