Rosebush: Michele Jaffe

My love for Michele Jaffe’s work started with her slapstick fun and sassy Bad Kitty books- I keep hoping that one day there will be a third addition to this marvelous series, alas so far my waiting appears to be in vain.    However, Michele has made up for this travesty with Rosebush.

General Summary: Jane is left for roadkill complete with fairy wings.  When she wakes up she doesn’t remember anything about what happened that night, only that she can’t move and that someone wants her dead.

Review: This book  fits my currently dark and twisty mood.  Rosebush is an intense thriller which has several dark twists and turns thrown in there that will make you question the mystery.  The conclusion to the book itself  was brilliantly written, though admittedly I might have taken a sneak peak to read just who the culprit was.  The characters themselves were  developed and well rounded.  In true Jaffe fashion, each of the characters had their own little quirks which made the book even more charming to read.

Best Feature: Nancy Drew.  I loved the fact that this read like a good old-fashioned mystery novel.  Throughout the book, I kept trying to figure out who the culprit was.  My Nancy must have been on since I suspected the villain right away.  However, there is more than just one mystery in the novel.

Worst Feature: Time Warp.  I personally loved how the book would flash back and forth as Jane regained her memories, though I could see how this would annoy the linear loving readers.  However, the flashbacks work effortfully in my opinion at least.  So it really wasn’t much of a downer for me.

Blockbuster Worthy: Yes.  Good suspense movies are always in.  And I could definitely see this one doing well in the blockbuster office. Here’s my cast:

Jane: Ten years ago this would of been pretty obvious.  Alexis Bledel looks perfect for the role.  Though this book would be a bit of a departure from her chirpy Gilmore Girls character.

Pete: Unfortunately, I could not find some one swoon worthy enough to play Pete.  Blue eyes however are a requirement.

Langley: Hillary Duff in her Cinderella Story days looked exactly how I imagined Langley.  She might be a little too old and brunette for the role now, but I think Britt Robertson could do the job.

Kate: Leighton Meester.  I think Leighton can pull off the cool, elegant looking Kate.

Scott: Christopher Tavarez.  Hunky photographer.  Yes, I think he could do this role in his sleep.

David: Chord Overstreet I think he would be perfect for the role since he excludes your typical popular boy character.

Overall Rating: Eight out of ten roses.


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