Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy
Goodreads says, "When 15-year-old Enid Calhoun follows her boyfriend Wick to Maryland for a party, fearful that he might be intending to cheat on her, she finds herself sneaking on board a houseboat where Wick and his friends plan to have a wild night. But before the boys discover their stowaway, a hurricane strikes, and the teenagers are carried miles from the shore and shipwrecked. What follows is a harrowing, yet heartwarming, story of survival, as the teens battle hypothermia, dehydration, man-eating sharks--and along the way, confront their own deepest secrets, including their catalytic roles in the disaster."
*I just couldn't handle the main character Enid. She drove me nuts and every time I read her name, I immediately thought of the Enid in Sweet Valley High, who also drove me nuts. However, I brought this book to my classroom and a few students, including boys, read it and liked it.
Awakened (House of Night #8) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Goodreads says, "Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either… And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart? In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?"
* I broke up with this series after Burned, but like any bad relationship, I went back for more even though I knew it wasn't going to be good. Well, I was right. I got about 50 pages in and the little annoying things (teen speak and ridiculous love triangles) about this series crept right back up again. I think I am done with this series for good.
What do you guys think?