Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
SO OVER MY HEAD...that's exactly where Bella Kirkwood finds herself in the third CHARMED LIFE novel.
Before the story even gets going, Bella stumbles across a dead body. For those who have read either of the previous two books in the series, you will know that bad luck has a way of finding Bella. And Bella is the kind of girl who refuses to let that bad luck get the best of her.
But not only is there a dead body in her way, now there's a conniving ex-girlfriend of Luke's in the picture. Ashley and her family have moved back to Truman - and Ashley is ready to resume her spot next to Luke.
So not only is Bella dealing with this, she's watching her new family start to come apart. Her step-father has started his career in professional wrestling, but he's on the road more than he's home. Bella's mother is trying to keep the family together, but is frustrated that Jake isn't around, especially when Bella winds up in trouble again...and again....and again...
Bella sticks her nose into the murder that has happened at the visiting circus. With her friend, Ruthie, (thank you for giving her a bigger role in this novel!) as her loyal sidekick (though there is much discussion between Bella and Ruthie regarding this said role), the two sign up to be temporary clowns. This gives them pretty much all access to the under workings of the circus to solve the murder. Ever-vigilant Luke is never far behind. He is determined to make Bella realize that she has to trust someone, and that Ashley means nothing to him. Oh, and to also rescue her time and time and time again...
Ms Jones never disappoints! SO OVER MY HEAD is a great addition to the CHARMED LIFE series. Bella is such a fun and wonderful character. No matter what Bella gets herself into, she remembers that ultimately God is guiding her through the good and the bad. Bella may not always choose the right path in her decisions, but eventually she does what needs to be done. The story may be a bit unbelievable, but I think that's what makes it half the fun. The writing style is quirky and entertaining, and anyone who picks up any of the books in the series will come away feeling just a little bit better about themselves.
Taken Fro My Blog:
My Thoughts: We are back to join Bella and the gang for another adventure. We are reunited with Bella's family and her friends. And of course Luke. Dreamy sexy nerdy Luke. There is a carnival in town and of course a murder just has to happen. And Bella is right there investigating to find out what happen and who ended up doing the murdering. Theres also another storyline going on at the same time, a few actually. One, Bella thinks that her fathers soon to be wife is up to something, and not something good. Bella doesn't want her father to get hurt so she starts looking into that. And of course there has to be some drama with Luke. His ex is back in town and she has her claws hooked right into him. Bella knows she has competition and it annoys her!
I really liked finding out what was going on with her Dad's girlfriend. I even liked how Bella's ex was thrown into the mix. Just as a friend of course, more or less he owed Bella a few favors after what he did to her. I also liked how Bella and her buddy worked for the carnival while investigating. And Luke. Oh Luke. I didn't like him as much in this book as the others. There were a few parts where he came off as a bit annoying. I think its because he kept defending his ex, and I wanted to yell at him, open your eyes, she clearly wants you back!!!! I still like Luke though.
With this series, I think that if you have a bit country in you, you'll enjoy these. If you've ever been around pigs,horses, farms, you'll feel right at home.
I recommend reading this series in order if you haven't already!
Overall: I think my favorite book so far was the 1st in the series. But it introduces us to everyone and it just flows really nicely. I still really enjoyed So Over My Head though and I like taking adventures with Bella.
Cover: This is my favorite cover! I could see Bella looking like the girl, I like the Ferris wheel in the background, and of course the pink cover.