Bem só demorei um ano até pegar no livro… Num artigo recente foi dito que os adultos que gostavam de ler livros Young Adult deviam de ter vergonha por estes livros não serem para um público mais adulto. No entanto, livros como Hunger Games e The Fault in our stars conseguem transbordar a etiqueta de Young Adult e tratar de temas que são universais e intemporais.
O tema da efemeridade da vida e o quão frágil o ser humano pode ser não é algo que confronte os jovens de hoje em dia quase semi-despreocupados. Ser jovem é ter o mundo com os braços abertos à espera que os sonhos se realizem e raramente pensam que algo mais pode acontecer. A culpa é das estrelas ainda que tenha um toque bastante leve e bem-humorado no início, passa a mensagem que um dia todos desaparecemos (uns mais cedo que outros) e que podemos fazer algo de importante com as nossas vidas de forma a não cairmos no esquecimento....more
I don’t mind long descriptions. I also don’t like to say “God this book was terrible.” There is only one thing in this book and that is the passion that the writer has for Venice. This is an odd way to start a review, but it is true. I adore descriptions of places and things that make me feel like I am there, right where the character is. Also I love if the setting and the plot combine. And I really REALLY wanted to love the book – look at the cover, it is gorgeous! Lovely! The synopsis as you can see promises a LOT.
However “The echoes of love” failed with too many things, things that I consider too serious to not be noticed in a review. You see it was not just the atrocious length of the descriptions. I understand that in order to provide a glimpse of a city you will want to take your time, but when you take one page to describe a room another to describe what type of clothes the character wears and the shampoo she is using and why, I figure it is not just wanting the people to know about things, it was to hide that there was no plot. Either that or we were all tricked and this was planned to be a travelling guide and suddenly the author changed her mind and decided that this would be a novel… Every 10 pages of eternal descriptions, you would find a very brief scene with either a dialogue OR a scene where the protagonist has flashbacks of her clichéd past....more
I received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review
I want to say that I rarely drop a book at the beginning (30 pages) I also want to say that I LOI received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review
I want to say that I rarely drop a book at the beginning (30 pages) I also want to say that I LOVE lesbian stories and lesbian erotica
With that in mind I have to admit that this one had it all wrong. The sadness of its beginning soon turns into boredom. It felt bland, cold and distant whereas I thought I would find a great and sad love story. I have to blame the writers style, it is complicated, too descriptive and sometimes with a bit of purple prose. It lacks flow, it lacks feelings. It's just a pile of words and actions with nothing to add to it.
I hope to read something new from them where all these problems were fixed :)...more
Solid 2.5 stars, it's not a bad romance, I just felt the romance lacking emotion and that lust you get when you read the couple's relation developing.Solid 2.5 stars, it's not a bad romance, I just felt the romance lacking emotion and that lust you get when you read the couple's relation developing. One week is too fast for such thing, however the characters were nice and plot was solid. It was the perfect train-reading, but if you get to be more deep about it and analyse it, the story will be all about being who you are and not all "rich" millionaire guys are bad... riiight. I am with Lucy on this one, I don't trust rich good-looking guys ;)...more
Ebook provided by BOOK PLUG PROMOTION FOR AN HONEST REVIEW LEVERAGE BLOG TOUR
Some books are weird, Nancy Thompson “The Mistaken” was one of those books that by the end of it I was neither sure that this was a romance or a thriller. However as much as the genres were blurred there were some good things where you could catch a glimpse of Thompson’s talent and other parts that needed work.
Nick was the best thing that happened to this book. His character was balanced in a spiral of chaos and ruin. Whenever he appeared accidents happened, lives were destroyed and changed and the smell of death was near. You could sympathize with him even knowing that he was a death magnet, but he had personality. And he was important. It would be his mess that would have affected other people and it is amazing to see how a character even offset influences the rest.
The plot had some action scenes that were well written and you could feel the vibe, this was not one of those books where you know what is going to happen next so you keep on your toes in order to see what is going to happen.
As things to improve, a clearer plot would be great. You could see sometimes where the story was going, but then the author would get lost and digress. It actually took 100 pages for the initial incident and that’s a lot! I believe that the author needs to be more efficient with words, say more in fewer pages....more
Dear Megan Hart, I am known to be tough reviewer, I receive e-mails and comments from “pissed” authors because I am usually a pain in the ass for them. I have built a reputation for four years. Authors are afraid when they send me their manuscripts. When I say “I have read your manuscripts and” I send shivers down their spines. With Broken you made me cry. I haven’t forgiven you yet. It was a cruel move. I am a tough reader. I read LOTS of books so it is really hard to impress me… yet you did! In a world where erotica books are almost all the same you have come to my aid and made me believe that there was still hope. Damn, I even called you the new Henry Miller! So yes, I think you are brilliant and I meant this in a very non-lesbian-stalker kind of way (if that is possible). I know you are probably rolling your eyes thinking about how many times you have read reviews of people saying that you are an awesome writer, but the fact is: you are! And I don’t say this too often, so I deserve some extra points, right? Let me tell you what I enjoyed in your recent book, “Flying”:...more