Sunday, April 8, 2012

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

I feel like it's been a while since I've posted here, but I've really gotten into my writing recently. I even won first place in J.R. Wagner's writing contest! You can read my winning story, Muffins & Dragons, here:, if you want to give me direct feedback, this is my Figment: )
Anyways. Chasing Brooklyn. From Goodreads: In this chilling companion to Schroeder's "I Heart You, You Haunt Me," a year has passed since Lucca dies, and Brooklyn and Nico are still struggling with their sorrow. As they work together to rediscover their passion for life again, they soon discover their growing passion for each other, as well.           My review: Okay, so this is the type of book that I didn't dislike, but it just didn't have any impact on me. Which makes it really hard to review. Because I really wanted to like it, and from my encounters of Lisa on the internet, I know she's really nice. WHICH I REALIZE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE QUALITY OF THE BOOK SO I'LL SHUT UP ABOUT HER NICENESS NOW. (Is niceness a word? Hmm.) Anyways. The writing was good, but I didn't feel like much was happening throughout the book. It was a ghost story, but the whole story was like oh I'm being haunted. That's kind of creepy. Oh well. So you can see where I'm just waiting for the story to get super creepy and it just didn't quite get to the level I was hoping for. I mean, I get that it's like a romance story first, ghost story second, but still. If the ghosts are going to be there, I wish it'd be brought out more.
If you've read any of my reviews, you know that I fangirl over verse like crazy. So you might ask how the verse was in this one. I thought it was very good, but not my favorite - Ellen Hopkins still holds that spot in my heart.

Go ahead and give this book a try. I feel like I've been really negative here, but I do NOT regret buying and reading it. In fact, I've bought another of Schroeder's books and am currently awaiting its arrival from Amazon. Try her out...she's coming up.


  1. I thought reading books like this will be boring or something, but when I started reading and fall in the characters, I realized that I’m starting not just to like it but I fell in love with the book.

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  3. This book is so good. From the moment I started reading it, I couldnt put it down! It has this dark creepy feel about it, but also a feel that is full of hope! Odd combo, but true! If your a book lover and love reading, its deffinatly a good read!:)


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