my netgalley copy was supposed to be the first volume, but it ends in issue #3. I don't know if that's a mistake, but only three issues are no much tomy netgalley copy was supposed to be the first volume, but it ends in issue #3. I don't know if that's a mistake, but only three issues are no much to appreciate the story.
the only thing I can say after reading so little is that the story sounds very interesting and I would like to read more. however, I don't like the art very much. it takes some time to get used to it and even then it makes the reading difficult. it's too dark and the colors too similar to differentiate what it's happening in the scenes. probably the art in this comic is too artistic for me.
I don't know if the science in this book makes sense for biologists, but for me it's a lot of bullshit and I'm no scientist.
The idea was good, but thI don't know if the science in this book makes sense for biologists, but for me it's a lot of bullshit and I'm no scientist.
The idea was good, but the delivery is sloppy and quite "Arnold Schwarzenegger's 80s movies" kind of sexist (you know the hero rescuing the damsel in distress and blablabla). it reads as if the authors didn't pay much attention on how to write, they just wrote. the just wanted to deliver this "cool" and environment-friendly idea.
the shortness of the chapters got on my nerves, so did the changes in the narrative voice and the point of view. that was not very good taken care of, but as I said, this book is written as nobody cared how it was delivered.
I read the book because I began watching the series and I found it was interesting and exciting, but I suffered another #the100 where the screenplay writers do a better work with the idea than the creator of said idea....more
- jenny and her confidence and the job she has, her protectiveness toward her sister, her positivity even whthe things i liked the most in this book:
- jenny and her confidence and the job she has, her protectiveness toward her sister, her positivity even when everything in her life turned the wrong way (husband not wanting kids, then divorcing her, marrying another woman and having a child with said woman in one and a half year - that could turn even Cinderella bitter). her friendship with her ex-husband and his new wife felt a bit unhealthy. but i liked the way she realized that and the way she fell for leo.
- how sisterhood is portrayed.
- jenny and rachel's mother: ok, she was a bitch, but it was so funny to read her dialogues and jenny's responses that you cannot stay mad at her for long xDDD
- jenny and leo's interactions were too funny to not mention them xD
the things I wasn't so ok with:
- rachel's struggles with her husband's affair: i understand that she was kind of shell-shocked by the news and that she needed time to process the whole situation, and somehow i could relate to her doubts and questions and fears about having to leave a life she loved, but there was something in between that made me cringe and i cannot put my finger on what it was exactly. it could be her willingness to get back to her husband or her husband's lies or that i felt so protective of her as her sister. whatever it might be i wasn't that happy with her part of the story and the resolution at the end left me cold.
- the mix-up with the years and ages: if jenny is 36, her father could not have had the affair 22 years ago, because she was 11. The affair and his death was 25 years ago. And if the woman's daughter was 6 years old at that time, she is 31 years old now, and not around 25 as said when she is introduced. That put me off the book every time it was mentioned (and there is a part where is mentioned often).
- jenny's scenarios in her head were kind of embarrassing to read. there weren't too many, but i skipped them every time i saw cursive ahead in the text.
The thing is I liked the book very much. It didn't leave me with the same happy feeling like other Higgins books, but the sisterhood portray was so good I think it deserves the 4 stars. I don't know what motivated Higgins to write this a bit more mature book, but I'm very happy she did it :)
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for providing me with a copy of this book. ...more