Snapdragon at Long and Short Reviews loved Enter the Parrot by Kiki Lon (of course!) giving it a 5 out of 5 rating. Here's what she had to say:
For its originality alone I must give Enter the Parrot 5 books. However, it’s incredibly readable, fun quality and utter unpredictability made we wish I had a bigger scale to work with. Do get a copy immediately!BLURB: Meet Jade, the White girl in the Wong family.
On the surface, Jade fits in perfectly. But just below the surface lurks the fragrance of ginger, ginseng, and a secret kung fu society.
When her crazy grandpa’s deluded parrot goes missing, Jade must dive deep into the seedy underbelly of Chinatown to find him, keeping secrets from her best friends and her cute eco- mentor, Cedric: aka the hottest guy in school. She’ll need her wits about her to solve the riddle, especially when more than one bird goes missing.Could TF, the hot Chinese guy with the washboard abs, hold the key to the mystery?
One girl. One parrot. One ancient kung fu mystery.
Got kung fu?
And a "Fantastic" rating for Krysta's Curse by Tara West over at Between the Lines:
This story will swing you from laughter to fright as you encounter the situations that arise in Krysta's life and the spirits that come to visit her. They all have their own agendas, taking no consideration for the havoc they are wreaking on Krysta's social status, not to mention her sanity.
BLURB: Everything about Krysta Richards is wrong, from her short height to her unmanageable hair. Her ability to talk to spirits doesn’t help things, either. Her physical flaws don’t seem to matter to Bryon, her lab partner. Just as the chemistry between them is about to ignite, a homicide detective asks her to summon a murder victim, her drunk father suddenly takes an interest in her life and her dead friends enlist her in a crusade to save their decrepit cemetery. She dreams of gracing the cover of Cosmo, but if she can't get her life back to normal, she’ll be labeled the poster child for Weirdo.