Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review: Ex-mas (Kate Brian)

Title: Ex-mas: a Love/Hate Story
Author: Kate Brian
Genre: YA Fiction, Romance
Pages: 216
Rating: 4 out of 5
Challenges
FTC Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my school library
Summary (from the back of the book): Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith's parents just left for vacation, and Lila's alls et to throw the holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa.

Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler's older brother Beau--aka Lila's musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend. It'll tak more than a Christmas miracle for Lila nd Beau to overcome their differences adn find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in love... all over again?

Review: This is the perfect read-a-thon book: short, fun, easy, and entertaining. I am not really sure what else to say about it. It's a YA romance, fairly predictable, but it's got a fun drive up the west cost of the US thrown in, a little personal introspection, and a whole lot of fun. I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it if you are looking for a feel-good book.
    Geography Connection:

    Click to see my updated Google Map. Another book based in Los Angeles, but this one also manages to include San Francisco, Palo Alto, Ashland, Portland, and Seattle in the road trip. Here's some other Los Angeles-based novels I've read:



    2 comments:

    ruthhill74 said...

    I absolutely love reading books out of season! Thanks for reviewing this book--it is on my TBR list now!

    Helen's Book Blog said...

    Ruth--It was kinda' fun reading a book out of season. I don't know that I've ever done that before!