There wasn't really anything holding me to the book. It was really quite... boring. There end point for me, though, was when (view spoiler)DNF at 81%.
There wasn't really anything holding me to the book. It was really quite... boring. There end point for me, though, was when (view spoiler)[Trix, her work buddy, decided to go out on a date with Ethan. It's been, what, a week since Ethan broke up with Katie? Besides the fact that Trix was telling Katie that the way he broke up with her was bad and that he should feel bad? Uh, no. That's a big no-no in the Girl Cod, Trixie, and I'm sorry, but I can no longer read about you, if Katie's gonna continue being friends with you. (hide spoiler)] I also thought that Katie was being very naive and that the storyline was kind of predictable. I guessed what was happening right before it even happened!
I also didn't like Katie's mom. She's like one of those toxic friends that puts you down all the time. A mom is not supposed to be that way. I'm pretty sure the author didn't want the mom to come across that way, either, but that's how she felt to me nonetheless.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Really loved this, but I can't help but feel thay there's a loose end (what's going to happen with them? Is she going to grow old, and he's gonna liveReally loved this, but I can't help but feel thay there's a loose end (what's going to happen with them? Is she going to grow old, and he's gonna live forever?)...more
It was just sooo boring. It felt like a small chunk was taken out of the middle of a different book, and added to the beginning of this oneDNF at 29%.
It was just sooo boring. It felt like a small chunk was taken out of the middle of a different book, and added to the beginning of this one. I had to look at the book details (more than twice) to make sure this wasn't a part of a series or that there wasn't a prequel/novella before this. So far, there hasn't really been any action.
Also: I would like it if we actually knew anything about Meagan's music career other than that she happens to be in a big five orchestra in New York. That's all we know. Seriously. I don't even recall learning what instrument she plays although it's technically been a year and a half in the book's universe.
I don't know how I got two dud musical books in a row . Is it me? Am I somehow doing this to myself? (Suddenly remembers that Goodreads recommended these to me) *waves fist* Darn you Goodreads! You've fooled me again....more
It was just okay. There wasn't really any climaxes, just a few (tiny) bumps in the road. It also felt more like a really long novella/short story thanIt was just okay. There wasn't really any climaxes, just a few (tiny) bumps in the road. It also felt more like a really long novella/short story than a full-length novel....more
**Spoilers throughout because I just can't help myself
Okay, I'm giving this 1.5 stars, mostly because I finished this (1 star), and I thought part of**Spoilers throughout because I just can't help myself
Okay, I'm giving this 1.5 stars, mostly because I finished this (1 star), and I thought part of this book was good.
I just don't see how they even started their relationship and all of the "I love you"s. I agree with Nathan: how in the hell did they fall in love with each other if they never even spoke outside of class??? It doesn't even make sense! That just makes it seem more and more like the clichéd student-teacher crush.
Next: okay, I get it, Gregory's marriage was a failure and ruined. BUT that didn't mean that he and Savannah should up and start an affair! There are options, and plenty of them. Hello, legal separation, DIVORCE? Him and Savannah didn't even discuss Gregory leaving his wife after. Savannah, how do you have any dignity sleeping with this dude (who, by the way, was gonna break up with you when you were having the relationship as a student), who is still married and willfully cheating on his wife. (Hmm, does this remind you of anyone yet? Perhaps, say, your mother? The one you refuse to talk to because she did the very same thing?) HE CHOSE HER OVER YOU, ANYWAY. He could've at least tried to find you after the school fiasco, but nope. Even after the Nathan announcement thing, he didn't go after you. And Gregory. Jeez. He had no personality other than only caring about his *so important* music. Oh, and being jealous whenever he thought Savannah was interacting in a boyfriendish manner with someone not him--which he had no right to, considering he was dating Karin, and then was MARRIED to her. Let's see... Nathan. I liked him, at least a little. He seemed like a good friend who only wanted the best for the dumba** Savannah (come on, if he were gay, don't you think he would've come out by now? SAVANNAH, THINK WITH THAT THING THAT YOUR SKULL PROTECTS.) Karin. I feel like the authors just threw in her lying about trying to get pregnant to make her seem like a bad guy, considering that her husband's all cheaty-cheaty. Karin, why the hell did you marry that douchecanoe anyway? Besides, she had more of a reason to be in love with him (considering they went on several dates and even probably had sex before Gregory and Savannah did [see: "Let's go back to my place?"] whilst he and Savannah only spoke in class).
Finally, I really did not connect with the characters. I really, really hated them all. They reminded me of the characters from Wuthering Heights, while somehow being even worse. It's like the cliché, how you imagine the uppercrust in our society act on a normal basis. Breaking up because it'd ruin you, cheating on your spouse, unnecessary drama drama drama, wine.
Also: while I was reading this I had-- you know how when you feel like it's been hours and hours but when you finally look at the clock, it's only been ten minutes? Yeah, that's how it was reading this darned book. I was reading, realized it had been four hours, looked at the progress I made and saw that I was only 39% through! In comparison, I just finished a book that was almost twice as long in six hours.
Really, the only think I liked was the in depth-ness of the music stuff, and that the MC was a flutist (TEAM FLUTES). Either the authors did really good research on musical writing and theories, or they play instruments, too.
So, I do not recommend this book, and I'm so sorry for this Ms. Randall and Mr. Sheenan-Miles, but I probably won't read anything else from you guys. This kinda turned me off from your writing (at least for now)....more
DNF at 15%. I felt like I was reading a book about elementary/middle schoolers, and it drove me absolutely crazy. There was no uphill, no hook, that kDNF at 15%. I felt like I was reading a book about elementary/middle schoolers, and it drove me absolutely crazy. There was no uphill, no hook, that kept me interested. It was pretty boring from the start up to the 15% that I got to....more