Friday, March 26, 2010

Reviews of Books in VERSE for Recommend Me

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I feel I have to spread the love for Lisa Schroeder verse novels. They are magical, just beautiful writing that touches your soul. I recommend for all ages. If you have a teen that doesn’t read you should try one of these for them.

I read I heart you, You haunt me last month and loved it. I am currently reading Fight Club and needed a little break from such an intense story so I decided to try Far From You. If you are skeptical, don’t be, pick one up, I bet you won’t be able to put it down.

The verse books you read in a flash so I don’t want to go into detail but definitely want to say READ THEM, you will enjoy them.

My review of Far From You
4 Great to the last drop

I will start with a teaser

Mom got cancer.
Cancer sucks.
She died.
Dad remarried.
The end.

Alice is the main character, her parents named her after Alice in Wonderland. She is a 16 year old singer/songwriter and we get samples of her writing, fun, sad and touching. Alice is not living life, she is overwhelmed with the loss of her mom and the fear of continuing on.

Her father has remarried and the story begins with her new baby sister arriving. Alice thinks more hard times are in her future.

The way Lisa Schroeder writes about young love is so fascinating, a warm genuine touch, I can see how she captures teenagers and allows older readers to have memories of ‘puppy love’. Alice and her boyfriend are in love and it is some very special moments throughout.

My Review - 5 Tea Time Perfection

I started this book just to get a sample as I had never read a book in Verse before..... I was hooked immediately, read in 1 day (approx 2 hours) which never happens as I don't have the time but it was just that good.

It is a very short book, on Kindle it was 100 pages as it went 1% each page.

Ava loses her boyfriend, her shining star that makes her world brighter. Now she can't see him or touch him, unless she allows herself to dream. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here.

Jackson understands true love and is there for Ava even after death. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds.

I was pleasantly surprised with this, I think everyone will enjoy it. I just finished an intense book so wanted something easy, this was beautiful ease.

Here are teasers of the style of writing.

When you meet someone

so different from yourself,

in a good way,

you don't even have to kiss

to have fireworks go off.

It's like fireworks

in your heart

all the time.


The sun starts to set and tangerine orange

turns to

cotton candy pink

and I wish

my man

Jackson was here

to give me some

cranberry red love.

Thanks for visiting Tea Time with Marce


  1. These sound wonderful and I've truly been meaning to pick up some of Shroeder's books with all the reviews I've been seeing around. Great recommendation!

  2. I gave you an Easter Basket!

  3. I love this author.....Chasing Brooklyn was wonderful as well.

  4. I added I Heart You, You Haunt Me to my list after reading your review earlier. You're doing a great job at spreading the love!


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