Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Review: 13 to Life by Delaney

13 to Life (13 to Life, #1) 13 to Life by Shannon Delany

Book 1 In 13 to Life Series (next is Secrets and Shadows due Feb 2011)

Description from and link goes to Goodreads.com

" Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction…

When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort.

The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide--secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early"

*My Short but sweet Review*

So- the cover is gorgeous! I love that it is dark and shadowed, and I love the eye. It really drew me in and I think that it is appropriate for the book. 

I also really connected with Jess. I feel like she is a genuine character who deals with things in a realistic manner. Pietr is a great love interest- he has the looks, the mystery and the personality that really does it for me. Jess and Pietr have a lot of chemistry and it is fun to watch them connect and their relationship change and grow. Jess is too much of a martyr though because she is pushing him towards her friend Sarah- who is Jess' friend only because Jess is selfless to begin with, but to say much more would be spoiling-- who admits to liking him and she hasn't liked anything except books since the big tragedy that has effected her and Jess both in major ways. 
I really did enjoy this book, and I am eager to see what else the story holds. There is love, action, and the book made me laugh at times which is always a bonus. 

You may also like: Dark Divine, Shiver, The Mark, Jekel loves Hyde, Firespell

I would love to hear what you think- if you have written a review feel free to leave me a link and I will read and comment :D


  1. I just reviewed this book on my site, and I said almost the same thing. The love triangle, I am not a fan of at all. I hope it ends quickly in the next book. Too much unneeded drama!
    Great review. :)

  2. This one has been on my radar for a while now. Hoping to pick it up in September.

  3. I def will pick up the next one and hope that the sarah thing gets resolved.

  4. I've been waiting for this one to be released here, I'm looking forward to reading it :)


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