Being Sloane Jacobs was a quick and light read. It was nice to take a break from some of the textbooks I'd been reading lately. I enjoyed this story,...moreBeing Sloane Jacobs was a quick and light read. It was nice to take a break from some of the textbooks I'd been reading lately. I enjoyed this story, but there were some things that kept me from loving it. I felt the main issue was the idea that these two girls could pull this off. It was crazy they had the same name, but it was even crazier that they would met up in that random situation and then decided to switch places. But, this is the sort of stuff that makes for very interesting novels because you want to see how the author will pull it off.
The second aspect that seemed like a bit of a stretch was the idea that they could switch sports entirely. But Morrill had explanations in place and that made it a tad bit more realistic. I liked the interaction between the girls and I felt you really got a glimpse into their lives and the secret (and not so secret) conflicts they were battling. It was an interesting juxtaposition between their outward activities and their personal lives. Sometimes I had a little trouble distinguishing between the Sloanes, but I enjoyed the characters.
Now, as much as I give it grief, I do love the trope of people swapping places, so when I saw the premise for this book, I was immediately intrigued. It was an interesting idea and while there were still some obvious flaws in the story's logic, I was happy to dive right into the book and see what sort of trouble these two Sloane girls could get into.
The arcs were fairly well developed and the setting was interesting, but I didn't fall in love with Being Sloane Jacobs. I'm not a big sports person, so that probably factors into the mix, but I enjoyed the book overall, it just didn't resonate with me. I think other people will enjoy it, but it's not something I would go out of my way to recommend.
Riveting. Positively riveting. So many twists! So many turns! So many gasps! I don’t know how Meyer does it, but she expertly navigates...moreOh. My. STARS!
Riveting. Positively riveting. So many twists! So many turns! So many gasps! I don’t know how Meyer does it, but she expertly navigates through a variety of characters and plots and subplots (and ROMANCE!) and creates such an amazing STORY that I’m completely swept up and CANNOT PUT IT DOWN UNTIL I’VE CONSUMED EVERY LAST WORD.
Seriously. I told myself I would only read a few pages while I ate dinner. And then, once I realized I was 82 pages in, I gave up all pretense of getting anything else done and settled more comfortably into my papasan chair.
And this may be the hardest part. There is NO FINAL BOOK. As in, right next to me, right now, at this very moment, available to read. What. Am. I. Supposed. To. Do. With. Myself. Now?!!? Do I really have to wait until 2015 for the final installment?!!?
For all of you Cinder and Scarlet fans out there patiently (or maybe not-so-patiently) waiting to read Cress, don’t worry, it delivers. Oh, it most CERTAINLY delivers.
Wow. Just wow. My heart won't stop beating. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this book and the dramatic ending. I'm also still reeling from the...moreWow. Just wow. My heart won't stop beating. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this book and the dramatic ending. I'm also still reeling from the suspense and tension from the story. It definitely swept me up and I was pretty much enslaved to the book for several hours. I read it in one sitting without once getting up.
I. could. not. put. it. down. And then I immediately shot text messages out to fellow book lovers saying they should read this one. So, you know it has to be good when you have a compulsive need to make others read it. (less)