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Saturday, September 13, 2008


I think that I promised an Inte(Re)view today, but I think I'm going to postpone that for tomorrow. Right when I get done with this post I'm going to schedule it for tomorrow. So keep your eyes peeled.

Right now I'm just going to talk about a series that I am in love with, but it seems like it gets very little publicity. And this series is the Peaches series by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

I bought the first book, Peaches, on a whim one day when I had a little extra money to spend, and I started it the very same day. After a somewhat slow start, and a kind of boring middle, it picked up quickly and I adored the ending.

I had no idea there was a sequel until I got a Borders gift card for Christmas two years ago. And I bought the sequel, The Secrets of Peaches, in hardcover, and read it the very same night. [[Side note: the title links to the amazon page, and I just noticed that my review is listed as one of the most helpful customer reviews... it's the very first one. I know there are only six reviews total, but I've wanted to have a helpful review listed in the top for such a long time. And it's not even that good of a review, wow...]]

This is probably the only series I can think of where I liked the second book better than the first. I think it's because I was already into the story by the time I read the second book, so I didn't have to go through the introductory stage where I was trying to figure out the characters and the writing style. I could just jump right into it.

Anyways, I loved it. And I had no idea whether there was going to be a third book or not, but I hoped there would be. These books are like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants to me, except not quite as popular.

Not too long ago I was somewhere, I can't remember where (harperteen??), and I saw the book cover for the third book, Love and Peaches... and I was soooo excited. And it's being released on October 28th, which isn't really that far away... I am looking forward to going to B&N and buying it... in hardcover. I want to own the whole series.

I simply had to share this with everyone. Especially since I think everyone should know about this series, and because the covers are all so pretty and simple... I find that I like simple covers better than elaborate covers. And I love how they all match. So awesome.


Kelsey said...

I've read the first one last year sometime, probably a year ago, and it didn't really wow me. I never got to the second book, but if I remember right, the writing was really good, I just think that the whole plot of the book isn't much exciting for me. But I know my school library has them both, so I know I can always get them if I like feel like it or something, but yeah, I'm glad you liked them!

Alea said...

I recently got the first two books, haven't gotten a chance to read them yet but I'm excited! I like the idea of three people, eventually friends? coming together in the summer, like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

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