To be honest I really had no expectations for this book. I've never watched Sex and The City or The Carrie Diaries and I've...moreReal Rating: 3.3 (??) stars
To be honest I really had no expectations for this book. I've never watched Sex and The City or The Carrie Diaries and I've never read anything by Candace Bushnell before so I had no idea what I was going to be getting into here. I saw the book when it first came out and thought it looked like it was probably for junior high kids or something so I never did more than glance at it. (Judging a book by it's cover, lame I know, I know…)
All in all I liked it. If you're looking for a life-changing, thought provoking and powerful novel that's going to reshape everything you thought you knew about the world then you've come to the wrong place. But hey, if all you want is an easy summer read than this book is great. Books are a lot like food. Sometimes you're looking for a 3 course 5-star meal and other times you just want to chill out and get an ice-cream. This book was the ice-cream. It was easy to digest, fast to eat and it had some flavour so hey I'm happy. Even though this book acted as somewhat of a prequel to Carrie Bradshaw's life as we see her in Sex and the City I never found myself confused or bombarded with references towards that fact. Which was awesome because as previously stated I know zilch about it.
The carrie diaries dealt with a few issues such as homosexuality, virginity, cheating boyfriends, and you know, the same old, same old that comes with your senior year of high-school. It was still pretty light, not all that deep but kept me interested all the same.
So that's why I'm rating this book 3.3 stars. I can't round it up to 4 stars but I liked it better than just a 3 so... I enjoyed it for what it was, it kept me hooked and now I want to watch Sex and The City. (less)
Meh, this was a pretty fast and easy book to read. It was entertaining, but really didn’t hold any substance. I feel like it had the potential to be a...more
Meh, this was a pretty fast and easy book to read. It was entertaining, but really didn’t hold any substance. I feel like it had the potential to be a lot more interesting but even just after the first few pages it was obvious what kind of direction the book was going. Both of the main characters came off as pretty flat and sometimes things just felt off and a little forced. For example, one day one of the two main characters, Josh, just wakes up one morning and suddenly he’s a ladies man. Out of the blue girls start flirting with him and giving him their numbers, is this because he stuck up for his crush in class one day? Because he started doing 30 sit-ups a night? 30 sit-ups after one night do not an automatic stud make.
The writing itself was alright but I’ve seen much, much better from both of these authors so I was disappointed...then again I haven’t read either of their stuff in years so maybe I’m forgetting? All-in-all I would give this book a 2.5/5 because while it wasn’t by any means horrible or offensive, it wasn’t exactly a page-turner either. There were some cliche’s, the ending was pretty obvious and Emma, the other main character, just made me cringe sometimes.The girl has access to the entire future at her fingertips and her biggest concern is her relationship status! I mean dude, let's get some perspective here. (less)
I read Inheritance solely for the fact that I was looking for a deeper view into Dick and Bruce's relationship and Devon Grayson didn't disappoint. Al...moreI read Inheritance solely for the fact that I was looking for a deeper view into Dick and Bruce's relationship and Devon Grayson didn't disappoint. Although the writing itself could use work I wasn't expecting or searching for anything fancy when I picked up this book and was satisfied with what I got. I really do wish that the story had been longer, developed things further and ended with more of a resolve then what we were handed by the end of the novel. I understand that it's not supposed to be some sort of an epic Lord of The Rings adventure but given that each character in this book is so interesting I think that Grayson could have gone a lot further (that is, if DC would have let her or who ever the heck it is that calls the shots up there.) By the end I was just left with a feeling of "...well. Okay. Yeah, okay then."
And really, for all those wondering: Inheritance was not the complete fan fiction that the internet puts it out to be. There were some parts with Ollie that were kind of like...winking? Really? But that's just in his personality. (then again, I really don't know anything about Green Arrow so I could be totally off base.) And the flashback where Dick runs out to Bruce while he slumps over his parent's tombstones in grief was a liiiiiitle over-kill but hey, they've done the same thing in the comic books so why not?
All-in-all I give this book 3/5 based on the writing and plot.
...man, I just wish that they'd publish some sort of "adult" novel for these guys. Not in the "they all get in each other's pants and it's a party all around" but in the kind of way where it's like what happens in the comic books (intense scenes, murder mysteries, tears, deaths) but with flowing description that let's you in on every detail that tell's you how it is the character feels. A book that takes you on a ride through the characters skin and keeps you up 'till 4 in the morning because "Holy this book is the greatest thing since Harry Potter I'm going to pee myself Batman!". You know? Like, the Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Lord of The Rings... I just have dreams. Dreams that make me cry tears of "ONE DAY I WILL SEE THIS, ONE DAY I WILL LIVE THIS AND DIE HAPPY." kind of dreams.(less)