NEW FEATURE: Lundi Lagniappe

Welcome to our new feature!!  It’s a little something we like to call “Lundi Lagniappe”.  (For you non French speaking/Cajuns out there Lundi means “Monday” and Lagniappe means  “a little something extra” {pronounced lan-yap})  Since we can’t write full reviews on every book we read we’ve decided to showcase those other books with mini reviews to help make more recommendations and get people reading!!!  As always if you need/want more info on our opinion of the book shoot us an email, we love to talk book!  These will not be moved to the review tab but can be read at any time by searching for “Lundi Lagniappe.”

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (Witch Series Book # 1) – Quick read, basic rundown:  Tamsin is a powerless witch living in a powerful witch family.  Gabriel = HOT!  A few hokey parts, normal “I think I can do everything on my own” behavior from lead YA girls.  Not a fan of the Tamsin not asking more questions though.  Definite read!  3.5/5  ~m


Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton (Gods & Monsters # 1) – So/so for me.  Loved the location (NOLA, WHOOT!) and idea behind book (two hurricanes have completely rundown the area and now it is a new country called New 2.) but the story itself I didn’t care for…thought there would be more mystery behind everything.  3/5 ~m

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – Ms. Perkins you had me at Anna.  SIGH.  Another dreamy lead guy(Cricket I ❤ you!!!).  Location (San Francisco) makes me want to go back and visit so much!!  If you loved Anna and the French Kiss you should love this one as well but I do have to say I’m favoring Anna.  5/5 ~m


 The Clockwork Prince “Burning Bright” short by Cassandra Clare – I went do a bit of shopping at Walmart to read the exclusive short(multitasking at its finestJ).  Eh. . . .it was ok but since I clearly am not a fan of Jem/Tessa if was not my favorite short.  3/5 ~m

First Date by Krista McGee –Christian book about a girl competing in a reality show to be the prom date of the President’s son.  Cute premise, more suited for preteens and younger teens.  2.5/5 ~d

  Holiday Kisses by Shannon Stacey, HelenKay Dimon, Alison Kent and Jaci Burton — Anthology of love stories revolving around the Christmas season.  Stacey’s Mistletoe and Margaritas finds widow Claire and her husband’s best friend, Justin, falling in love.  Jaci Burton’s A Rare Gift (the sequel to All I Want for Christmas) is the story of grumpy, divorced Wyatt Kent falling for his ex’s little sister. I love anthologies, even better that they’re Christmas related.  3.5/5 ~d

Past Perfect by Leila Sales — Chelsea unwillingly gets roped into working with her family at Essex Historical Colonial Village, where there’s a war raging after hours with the Civil War reenactors across the street.  And she gets to work with her ex-boyfriend, who she’s not completely over.  But that’s okay, because there’s a really cute Civil Warrior who’s interesting, but it’ll never work out because they’re from DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS.  Very funny, very cute. I will definitely be reading more from this author.  4.5/5 ~d


3 thoughts on “NEW FEATURE: Lundi Lagniappe

  1. Candice January 9, 2012 at 10:00 am Reply

    Aw, I sort of love this! What a cute idea and love that it’s in French! Finally, something to look forward to on Mondays.

    • Gone Pecan January 9, 2012 at 10:51 am Reply

      Thanks! ~ Maggie

    • Gone Pecan January 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm Reply

      feel free to link up & do the same, Candice! ~dixie

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