Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sweet Valley High #135 Lila's New Flame, #136 Too Hot to Handle, #137 Fight Fire with Fire, and Mystery Date

In Sweet Valley High #135, Lila's New Flame, Fowler Crest burns, and Lila is accused of arson!  Steven Wakefield interns for the district attorney, and he is certain that Lila is innocent.  Despite clues that point to Lila's guilt, Steven continues to try to prove her innocence and finds himself falling in love with her.

Devon Whitelaw's parents were recently killed in an accident, and Devon is set to inherit a fortune.  He must find a guardian, and Devon's search leads him in the direction of Sweet Valley.

I dearly love the cover art of this book.  I am not a fan of the photo covers, but Jessica's face captures the expression of disgust perfectly.

I greatly enjoyed this book.

In Sweet Valley High #136, Too Hot to Handle, Devon reconnects with his uncle in Las Vegas.  Devon is certain that Uncle Pete will be the guardian he needs, but Devon learns some shocking information about his uncle.

Steven and Lila have really fallen for each other.  Steven finds more evidence that could prove that Lila is the arsonist, but later, he uncovers more information that could lead to the true culprit, someone who is out for revenge against Lila.

What I love about these books is that the idea of a romance between Steven and Lila, while ridiculous, is also strangely alluring.  Additionally, the books are suspenseful since the reader wonders who burned down Lila's home.

This is another very good story.

In Sweet Valley High #137, Fight Fire with Fire, Steven Wakefield is certain that he knows who tried to kill Lila when her house was set on fire.  But he must prove his suspicions.

Devon Whitelaw arrives in Sweet Valley.  He has finally found his guardian, and he plans to attend Sweet Valley High.  Devon attends a football game, and he spots a beautiful blond-haired girl.  Moments later, Devon spots the same girl in a cheerleader outfit and is puzzled how she changed so quickly.  Devon doesn't know her name, but he knows that she is his destiny.

All three books in this trilogy are quite good.

In Sweet Valley High Super Romance, Mystery Date, Olivia Davidson feels like a misfit.  She only feels normal in a chat room, where she feels like she can be herself.  She falls in love with a boy who visits the chat room.  The two arrives to meet, and Olivia is horrified to learn that the boy is Ken Matthews.  Does the couple have a chance?

I did not like this book.  It bored me, and I did not read much of it.  I probably would have liked the book better if I had read it when young.

The next paragraph contains a major plot spoiler about the final two books in the series.  Stop reading now if you don't want to know.

I feel like the main purpose of this book was to set us up to be devastated by Olivia's death in the earthquake that strikes Sweet Valley.  In my case, it didn't work, even though I do like Olivia.

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