Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Different Kind of Fairy Tale by Morgan Rayne

Stella and Alex have been neighbors and best friends for three years. Both of them feel an attraction towards the other, but neither will admit it for fear of ruining the friendship. Then Stella’s ex-boyfriend, a man who cheated on her with her then-best girl friend, comes back to town asking Stella to do their wedding photos. To get back at him, Stella needs a boyfriend immediately, and Alex is just the person to ask. Can they actually admit their feelings or will they just mess up their friendship while pretending? This is one of those cute and fast chick-lit reads. It was great for a fun summer story!

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The Academy by Emmaline Andrews

Kristina and Kristopher have rarely been separated since their birth. With a dead mother and an absent father, plus Kristopher’s medical condition, they have stayed at home in the old-fashioned Victoria. When their Space Admiral father decides that it’s time for Kristopher to go to the Academy and enter the Star Fleet, when all he wants is to play music, the twins are upset. Kristina convinces her brother to stay behind and practice, and she disguises herself as him and goes to the Academy, all she ever wanted, but couldn’t have as a girl. When she gets there, she has to deal with bullies, public showers and growing feelings for her roommate. Can she keep her secret so that she and Kristopher can both attain their goals? A wonderful retelling of a classic tale, I read this in only two sittings. And in one day. Definitely a great YA read!

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Game, Set, Match by Nana Malone

Izzy is raising a kid that isn’t her’s, and the judge won’t let her adopt, has a huge gallery opening of her work and is publishing another book of her photos. Then she gets a job shooting for Sports Illustrated; and shooting Jason Cartwright of all people. He’s trying to get over a major knee injury and get back into tennis. She’s trying to not fall for him again, like when they were in college. Can they help each other, or will they just mess everything up? This was a fun chick-lit book that had you rooting for all of the characters.

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English Verb Classes and Alternations: A Preliminary Investigation by Beth Levin

This book explores 3,000 English verbs and how they act in sentences. They are grouped into categories that have the same properties. This defines how they are used by native speakers. This book is designed as a reference for linguists, and it absolutely allows them to understand the verbs and consider the properties that are relevant to designate use.

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