Sloppy writing! Freaking 3 pages ago you talk about the chick wearing pants and now her legs are showing from the slit in her skirt? Sloppy, people, sSloppy writing! Freaking 3 pages ago you talk about the chick wearing pants and now her legs are showing from the slit in her skirt? Sloppy, people, sloppy. Especially for a fully priced $7.99 Kindle book.
I am done with this book. I have absolutely no interest in this character or her 'voice'. IMO, there was no emotion to her. The entire book felt like the inner voice that was used just listed off a series of things she was doing. This-happened-and-I-was-scared. THere didn't seem to be any expansion of the emotion after that. Ugh and double-ugh.
I stopped after a scene where a woman comes in to get a protection charm and when Cicely 'sees' that she is a victim of spousal abuse, she didn't even try to put any extra into the charm (although she did return her money) and there was zero feelings of sisterhood. She actually did a can't-save-everybody mental shrug that turned me so far off that I may not even pick up another of the writer's books.
My Goodreads Updates
"Is it me? "...Cicely. I'm afraid that if you don't have sex tonight, you'll get sick." Really? Seriously, is Ms. Galenorn a Laurell K. Hamilton wannabe?
Ugh, ugh and double ugh. Cause Cicely already drowns her sorrows in sex to the point of imagining what an unconscious friend (who needs help not to die) would be like in the sack. I'm stuck because the plot/story premise is so good, but she's about to lose me"
"I don't like making the character do stupid things to serve the plot. This book seems to take that as the main model. Big ugh to that. I also need to like the characters a bit more. They seem so...flat. 'I did this and he did that". "I love him so much so let's f*#k". Really? Thats all the emotion the writing has conveyed so far. Definately not Cat & Bones or Barron & Mac whemo"
My Kindle Notes and Highlights (expressing much frustration)
And whatever I could do to keep Myst from destroying the joy of summer, I would willingly do. Note: Lets hope she starts being MUCH more of a thinker from this point. She hasnt been the brightest bulb
I found myself walking off the path, mesmerized by her sudden appearance. Krystal, my mother. Note: What an idiot
I know that Lannan just wants to watch me in something like this. Note: So why wear it? The dumbass moves that are put in to advance the plot don't work for me
As she held the sign, I pounded it into the ground, first scooping away a good foot of snow to reach the dirt. Note: Wow, they must be strong. Its the middle of winter and the ground is frozen
This is a DNF for me because after dragging thru almost 3 books I just don't care anymore. It feels like the storyline is just going round and round,This is a DNF for me because after dragging thru almost 3 books I just don't care anymore. It feels like the storyline is just going round and round, without adding anything new (or interesting).
I have kept up with badly written, juvenile writing just to get to the end of a story, but even I couldn't take any more. It just felt more and more like the Twilight saga moved south of the Mason-Dixon line. I already struggled thru that mess once, I can't do it again.
Plus, would someone introduce the author to some real male teenagers? Where did that inner voice come from? ...more