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Evensong by M.L. St. Sure
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Jan 22, 2010

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** spoiler alert ** Won this from the goodreads first reads program. I was super excited to read this- I'm a fan of historical fiction with some romance. It was another fast read. The first half of the book I enjoyed- seeing Christina transform and try to make a change in her life. I wish I could have heard her voice. The romance part of the book fell flat for me. Laurent loved her before he even knew her which is a bit frustrating and her failure to open up to him because of her "love" for Liam was unfortunate. For all the things included in the book, it seemed way too short. Many parts couldn't be well developed- including characters- and there were many times that things happened and no lead-in was provided. The Nicolette killing a man is one example of a not well developed or explained part. I only understood it to have happened because the old guard told us not because I knew it happened when she threw her fossil. I like reading about WWII and this provided a different perspective than other books I've read which I liked at first. However, towards the end of the book I felt overloaded by the war and the horrible things that happened. The very end of the book seemed so Romeo and Juliet and I am not a fan of Romeo and Juliet. I can understand why the characters acted as they did- and yet, I do not think it is right. Basically, this book had good ideas and underlying structure but needed to be better developed in some areas and perhaps toned down in others.

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message 1: by Amber (new)

Amber Hey, how do you sign up for this first reads program??

message 2: by Cheryl-Lynn (last edited Jan 23, 2010 04:41PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Cheryl-Lynn Click on "Find Books" at the top of the page. Then click on the giveaways tab. If you scroll down you will see a link that will take you to list of more giveaways. Click on it and then start entering to win. Don't enter to win if you don't want to read the book- I've become more picky. Hope you win!

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