By Jessica Stewart
Unexpected by Lori Foster
Paperback: 282 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 1, 2003)
, Courier Book Editor
“She’d already signed the contract.
Backing out now would blow her reputation with the agency, and besides, this mission would be a piece of cake. There was no reason to drag her feet. She needed the money, she was free at the moment, and it’d be a routine run, nothing more, nothing less. It’d be easier than in the past. Everything had changed.”
Luckily for Ray Vereker, everything had changed, and it would not just be a routine run, but she was unaware of her luck at the time. She soon finds herself hired by the hot Eli Conners and falling hard and fast right on into love, as does he. While this may seem a bit unoriginal, Foster adds little touches here and there to make it one of a kind, such as Ray’s profession (she’s a deadly mercenary), a realistically unappreciative victim and dirt poor guerillas. I found Unexpected
to be unexpectedly good, and had a difficult time putting it down.
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by Zoey Dean
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Poppy (September 1, 2003)
By Najia Qadir, Courier Staff Writer
is a novel by Zoey Dean. It follows the story of Anna Percy who is originally born and bred in the Upper East Side of Manhattan She is now living in California with her dad. Anna has lived her whole life by the book, and in the shadow of her scandalous best friend, Cyn. Her choice to live in LA with her father is the first of many uncharacteristic choices made by Anna throughout the whole book.
Before she even steps off the plane to California, Anna meets Ben Birnbaum, a cute freshman coming home from Princeton to attend the wedding of Jackson Sharpe, the most famous and beloved actor of Hollywood.
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Mass Market Paperback: 624 pages
By Jowell Caballero
Publisher: HarperTorch (April 30, 2002)
, Courier staff writer
is the story of a man named Shadow who has been dealt a not-so-pleasant hand in life. He is sent to jail for three years, for a petty crime. He is released, early, to a world that his wife and best friend have just recently departed. He has no job (his best friend had promised him a job when he returned but considering he is no longer living that offer is gone).
While Shadow is down in the dumps a "man in the pale suit" who calls himself Mr. Wednesday hires him as an escort and bodyguard. Through his association with Wednesday, Shadow becomes entangled in an epic battle between ancient gods, depowered by their waning popularity as former followers convert to the worship of new American gods, incarnate manifestations of modern life and technology.
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