June 10, 2011

Retro Friday (17): Moby Clique by Cara Lockwood

Retro Friday
Retro Friday is a weekly meme hosted at Angieville and focuses on reviewing books from the past. This can be an old favorite, an under-the-radar book you think deserves more attention, something woefully out of print, etc. Everyone is welcome to join in at any time! 

This week I chose Moby Clique by Cara Lockwood. You can read my original review here

Moby Clique
At First Sight: It's time for Miranda to return to Bard Academy and, after a summer working at her Stepmother's all pink boutique - in the midst of pink stationary and pink edible underwear - she's actually looking forward to going back to Bard.

Until her little sister Lindsay crashes their Dad's new car into the store and gets send to Bard alongside Miranda.

From the start, Lindsay is determined to get Miranda in trouble, mostly because that's Lindsay's favorite past time. Soon Miranda is in trouble with her new dorm mother Mrs. P, Lindsay keeps babbling Miranda's secrets to Heathcliff and running after Miranda's ex, Ryan Kent. She's also at the beck and call of Miranda's nemesis and resident queen bee Parker.

On top of that, and because Bard wouldn't be Bard if something freaky but literary wasn't underfoot, there are rumors of strange men in the woods surrounding the school... strange men dressed as pirates who are kidnapping students.

And, of course, it's up to Miranda and the LITs - a.k.a. Miranda's friends Samir, Blade and Hana, and Heathcliff - to figure out what's going on.

Second Glance: In someways, I think Moby Clique it's my favorite book of the series. Maybe because it's the book with the most Heathcliff in it.

I love that there is always a touch of mystery about every book - there is always a plot going on that needs to be figured out, and I like that because, rather than being distracting, it keeps the story moving.

Also, in this book I grew to like Miranda the most and felt for her as Lindsay's presence shows more of her family life and how little they appreciate Miranda and how much they spoil Lindsay. I really hated Lindsay, she's the type of little sister that gives us little sisters of the world a sucky rep. She's spoiled and bratty and doesn't listen to reason and then acts all innocent and gets away with stuff - I hate people who get away with stuff.

Lindsay does come through, in the end, but I still don't like her, or Miranda's parents.

I do love Hanna, Samir and Blade, they are so funny. And also loved seeing glimpses of Heathcliff's softer side.

Bottom Line: I truly love Moby Clique, like I said I think it's my favorite Bard book. There is more romance, a hint of danger and lots of fun. And I can't wait for the next book, titled A Tale of Two Proms, which is coming out next year. FINALLY. *does happy dance*

Favorite Quote: "So how long have you been waiting for me?" I ask, teasing.
"All summer," he says, completely serious. He reaches up and gently tucks a stray piece of hair behind my ear. His touch makes all the words in my head simply dry up and disappear. But Heathcliff doesn't seem to mind the lack of conversation. He is, after all, the strong and silent type.  - Miranda & Heathcliff
starstarstarstarstarPersonal Favorite

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments produce endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands. *giggle*

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.