Book Review of The Dr. Pepper Prophecies!!! (Spoiler)

The Dr. Pepper Prophecies by Jennifer Gilby Roberts

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Review by S. Donahue

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

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Print Length: 296 pages
Language: English
Purchase Link: The Dr. Pepper Prophecies

Synopsis:

25-year-old Mel Parker has a few tiny problems:• Her job is terrible
• She’s been dumped yet again
• Her ex is now her boss
• Her parents think she’s a loser compared to her perfect younger sister
• All her efforts to improve her life seem doomed to failure
• There just isn’t enough chocolate in the world to make up for the above.

The one good thing in her life has always been her best friend Will, who has seen her through every crisis from lost toys to pregnancy scares. But his girlfriend (who’s prettier, better-dressed, more successful and secretly evil) is determined to replace Mel as the woman in his life and how is Mel supposed to compete?

So what do you do when you’ve pretty much given up on your own life? Help others, of course! After all, what’s the worst that can happen? Well, Mel’s about to find out.

Worse still, her misguided efforts seem to be driving a wedge between her and Will. Can Mel live without her best friend? Or is he the man she loves…?

Review:

I just want to start out by saying that I loved this book. I was hooked and Mel was such a great character right from the beginning. I literally had my Nook glued to my hands reading this book. Mel honestly reminded me of myself sometimes because the story was written with real life scenarios, plus I am a complete chocolate loving nut.

How many young girls out there automatically freak out and think they are pregnant as soon as they miss their period? I’m sure there are women out there who are secretly in love with their best guy friend and are always trying to set their girlfriends up with guys because they want them to be happy. I think all women can relate to this book when reading it.

I felt the story between Mel and Will was well written. The intensity was built throughout the entire book waiting for him to leave his nasty bitch girlfriend. Although, Matt would have been a good choice for her as well, she could never love him with the same intensity that she loved Will. Martin completely needed to go somewhere with his ridiculous self and I was so excited when she finally told him off.

I think that Mel’s relationship with the other characters in the book really moved the story forward and fell right into the place where they needed to be. I was very delighted when she finally mended the issues that were ongoing with her family.

This book teaches lessons about determination, limitations and to always take chances on what you want in life because at any moment that chance can pass you by.

Mel was my new Becky Bloomwood and I look forward to reading any new books that Jennifer puts out in the future. She is one of my new favorite authors.

Book Review on Shadows of Morrow

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A.C. Haury did an amazing job with Shadows of Morrow. I enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end. I never had to wonder about a character because they were …described to perfection. When I was reading this book, I felt like I was living on the farm and living through the experiences right along with this family. I have read the previous reviews on this book and they did not deter me from reading. This book was not a far-fetched story. This type of situation happens in real life everyday but is just not broadcasted. Jack Morrow even pointed this fact out in his hospital room when he was waiting to hear about news of his daughter.

I read this book in approximately two days. I anticipated the end of this book to find out what happened but when I reached it; I was sad to see the book end. I also did not find the flashbacks to the past confusing at all. I actually enjoyed it because it gave me a look into what previously happened. I believe they were a crucial part to the storyline. Without it, the reader would not be able to understand the scenarios that were happening in the present. The flashes of the past were clearly noted at the beginning of the chapter with dates and places.

I am definitely looking forward to reading A.C. Haury’s next novel, which is expected in early 2014.