What is vain,vapid and witless? Clue: she is a blond and her names starts with a "B"
No its not Barbie,its the heroine maincharacter in this book.
Where...moreWhat is vain,vapid and witless? Clue: she is a blond and her names starts with a "B"
No its not Barbie,its the heroine maincharacter in this book.
Wherever she goes she makes some some insightful observation about shoes.She was like "me,me,me" during the 100 something pages i endured to read before finally letting it hit the wall.
She gets attacked,why shes hardly fazed and instead muses on the hotness of the police detective who is investigating her case. Why that happens every day! Now let monologue a bit about how even I am an adult I call my stepmother,the stepmonster.
And then the vampires come into the picture. And of course they are "hawt" And they think the maincharacter is "hawt" too.
The premise seemed interesting...but failed on so many levels
I might be ignorant on how society worked at the beginning of the 20th century...but why...moreThe premise seemed interesting...but failed on so many levels
I might be ignorant on how society worked at the beginning of the 20th century...but why on earth would supposedly wealthy and high class parents write a letter saying basically "OMG youre so rich! You should totally marry our daughter!" Im paraphrasing of course but thats essentially what it says.
On to the rest of the review
So much was made of the heroines age (18)that it felt obscene,with the narrative harping on and on about her adolescent face and unspoiled beauty.
I didnt like her either she came across as a poor little rich girl instead of a rebellious young woman as the author might have intended.Shes intelligent though (or so we are told) and insanely beautiful. But its a CURSE. Er really? Seriously? I feel so bad for a heroine that has such serious problems *ironic*
Also she dont like homely people and is repulsed by ugly ones,not to mention she likes to the occasional lie to throw people off.Im sorry author but are you sure you wrote a heroine and not a villain? She also comes across as having no morals with the flippant way she mentions having kissed many men strike text:and more.
I dont propose the only worthy heroine is a virgin one...but this particular "heroines" attitude towards her previous relationships (?) just come across as shallow.
The supporting characters never emerge as anything but cut-outs,the wellmeaning but ambitious parents,the mistress character,the bubbling cousin and so on.
I think the heroine has more conversation with the husband to bes mistress than she has with her parents or her cousin..theyre just there. Like filler.
The heros obsession with perfume was somewhat interesting,but his need to get his hand on ambergris got to the point of ridicilious.
Not to mention the purple prose that abounds throughout the entirety of the book.
I usually like any book by Joan Smith but I couldnt bring myself to do so in this case :/
The hero was repulsive to me,being just so hateful and arroga...moreI usually like any book by Joan Smith but I couldnt bring myself to do so in this case :/
The hero was repulsive to me,being just so hateful and arrogant towards the heroine. And I cant say I like the heroine much either,she lacked the spirit and personality of Joan Smiths other heroines.
I also didnt care for the misunderstandings between the couple,misunderstandings between JS characters isnt uncommon in her other books. In those the misunderstandings becomes more like a comedy of errors...in this..the lack of communication between them was just painful to read.
If youre a die-hard JS fan and want to read all her works you should read this book...but I dont recommend it at all.(less)
**spoiler alert** I thought it would be better after reading several reviews where people were gushing about how awesome it was.
The heroine and her mo...more**spoiler alert** I thought it would be better after reading several reviews where people were gushing about how awesome it was.
The heroine and her mother are devoted to charity.Some would say a bit too devoted People like that scare me in real life,willing to give away all their posessions at the cost of their own safety.
I mean when the Tin Cup bandit breaks into her house,instead of being scared she offers him all her jewels. Also her father beating her and her mother when they displeased him/was found out to do charity work.
Its mentioned that her father is in debt,at first I though "Must be gambling debts or bad investments" But a couple pages into the book I came to the conclusion that it was his wifes and daughters charity that were to blame.
Im not sure the author intended it but thats how it came out looking to me.
The heroines nickname is "snowdrop" I expected that she would burst into song like some disney princess. She was so flawless that I came tp hate her.
And the romance then...The hero and heroine meet like two times and then theyre in LOVE.
Despite him being a cit and she being a lords daughter The father even introduces him to her (!!) The inaccuracies in this book...
The only thing that was historically accurate was the plight of the poor.
I cant say I would recommend this book to anyone.Its just that bad. Riddled with typos,inconsistent...more**spoiler alert** Interesting premise.Bad execution
I cant say I would recommend this book to anyone.Its just that bad. Riddled with typos,inconsistent characters and a story with plotholes abundant.
Advice to the author- Get an editor,or have a friend check it through.Anyone really.
Im not joking,its really needed.
At one time the heroine thinks something that another character answers.Is he a mindreader? No mention is made of this by either character. And then the plotholes. What was the heroine even doing outside the wall? We never find out the reason. Especially as its mentioned that being outside is dangerous.
The story is disjointed and I didnt get a clear idea of the why and what of the plot.Also I felt the supporting characters were never fully fleshed out,they were just props for the main character to interact with when the story needed them.
And the love-triangle then...(because every book with romance needs on you know *rolls eyes*)What was even the point of it? I didnt feel that what Rae felt for either guy was love.More like instant infatuation/slight curiosity.