Forbidden Lie$

From Ellen Druda
Forbidden Lie$ 
This one is very much of interest to libraries, since it’s about the author Norma Khouri and her 2003 best seller “Forbidden Love.” The book was presented as a true story about a young Muslim girl caught in an unapproved love affair who was then murdered by her brother.   A year after publication, an Australian journalist examined the details in the story and proved it all to be a figment of the author’s imagination. The film tells the story of Khouri’s rise to fame and her response to the accusations about the book.  What makes it so delicious to watch is the onion-peel method the film uses to tell us the story: we see Khouri dig herself deeper and deeper with lies and deceptions; explanations that seem logical at first reveal themselves to be truths about other falsehoods even more bizarre.  The DVD comes loaded with extras, including deleted scenes, featurettes, and terrific commentary with director Anna Broinowski and Khouri herself.

ReVamped

From Luke, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Diver, Lucienne
ReVamped
Fans of the Twilight Saga will rejoice after reading “ReVamped” by Lucienne Diver. This novel is great for those who like vampire stories. You’ll also like to read this if you’re into action.

The novel takes place during present day. Gina, a teenage girl who was turned into a vampire in “Vamped”, now works for the government. She, her boyfriend, and three other agents are sent to Wappingers Falls, a quaint town in upstate New York, to investigate strange fluctuations in energy. Once there, undercover, they discover a plot of their old vampire enemy and the vampire council to turn the whole town into their feeding grounds.

This novel is humorous, action-packed, and keeps your attention. I greatly enjoyed reading this and would recommend this and any other novel by Lucienne Diver to anyone. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate this book a 7 ½. If you like vampires, action, and comedy then this is the book for you.