July 31, 2011

Series Sunday: Summer & The City

Series Sunday is a new bookish meme hosted by yours truly, Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along. 
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Post a review/recommendation on your blog, FB, Twitter, Goodreads, or Shelfari pages.
  • Share your review/recommendation by posting the link in the comments section below.
  • Include the title, author, and name of the series so that other Series Sunday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.
Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel

My Series Sunday pick is Summer and the Citythe second book in the Carrie Diaries series by Candace Bushnell. It picks up exactly where The Carrie Diaries left off. Carrie is in love with New York City. The smell, the fashion, the writers, the crazy neighbors, the vintage clothing, and wild parties. Even better, she is in a writing class honing her skills and preparing her for a career in writing.

Carrie has fun navigating around The Big Apple, with Samantha Jones as a mentor figure and Miranda Hobbes as a spunky accomplice. She even starts a romance with a popular playwright. Reading about her fun, however, was not interesting enough. I picked up Summer and the City just to finish the series out. I wasn't all too crazy about the first Carrie Diaries novel, and especially didn't care for Sex and the City book. But the HBO series and movies made me a Carrie fan. So as that fan, I felt obligated to continue reading the series and see how our fave character began. 

Well, the young Carrie is nothing like the adult Carrie. It's like two completely different people but with the same name and location. The inconsistencies are few, but apparent. It is correctly labeled as Young Adult. But if you are an adult Carrie fan, it may bore you. Forget summer and the city as a teenager. I want grown woman tales of sex and the city!

Check out the trailer below and decide if worth reading. 

Title: Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel
Author: Candace Bushnell
Published: April 2011
Pages: 416
Edition: Hardcover
Rating: ♥

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