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message 1: by Nadia (new)

Nadia Uhlenhaker Laughed out loud at "Really. This is SRS BSNS!!!!"


Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V. I know for me there's nothing scarier than a love triangle! Love your reviews!


Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin* Damn it, this sounds horrible! The chosen one is my least favorite trope, even worse than insta-love. *hopes dashed*


message 4: by Anna (new)

Anna *dramatic music* dun Dun DUNNNN


message 5: by pdbkwm (last edited Oct 07, 2015 03:43PM) (new)

pdbkwm I'm clearly tired, because when you mentioned that she wanted someone other than the Thor guy I immediately thought that she wanted her brother. I just assumed that being around all that corn made her view him differently.

I'm glad that it was another guy, but its still a love triangle that takes over the plot. :(


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Lol, that would have been a far more interesting scenario.


message 7: by Kels (new)

Kels I'm craving corn now. lol


message 8: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Darn it I was looking forward to this. It sounded creepy from the description of the dead girl :(


message 9: by Staci (new)

Staci I had such high hopes for this and then the idiocy (lets do whatever the Cult folks say! That's clearly the only way to get our ansentee mother back!) Then there's complete lack of common sense and the nausea inducing insta-love and the CORN, so, so, much CORN.

(And I was hoping for creepiness with the cult too, instead we got backwater bumpkins. I mean, come ON. It's a CULT. So many lost opportunities for scary creepiness. But no.)


message 10: by Gabrielle (new)

Gabrielle  (Wishes she had more time to read) "For some people, there's nothing scarier in a book than a love triangle"

Permission to put this on a t-shirt, please!


Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) Sweet a Khanh review...(sees rating) oh, was looking forward to this. That's okay. Good review.


message 12: by Erica (new)

Erica *high five*

I can never reconcile when a MC has some motive that sets everything in motion--like a missing parent or sibling--only for them to FORGET SAID MOTIVE UTTERLY THE SECOND A LOVE INTEREST POPS OUTTA THE F***ING GROUND.

Now, having a romantic subplot is A-OKAY BY ME, but only when it doesn't rob the rest of the plot of believability and momentum, or cripple the MC with an incurable case of TERMINAL STUPID.


message 13: by Erica (new)

Erica pdbkwm wrote: "I'm clearly tired, because when you mentioned that she wanted someone other than the Thor guy I immediately thought that she wanted her brother. I just assumed that being around all that corn made ..."
That could've actually had the potential to be interesting. Still sounds like an overload of corn, but still.


message 14: by Scribblegirl (new)

Scribblegirl I LOL'ed several times reading this. Especially at the corn images and the SRS BSNS parts. :)


message 15: by Julio (new)

Julio Genao lawl @ 'stood out from the rest of the field'

agricultural puns are the best puns


message 16: by Hebah (new)

Hebah Pfft. Author should have done her research. Nebraska's where the corn's at ;).


message 17: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie I recommend The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly as a much better YA book about cults


message 18: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Oh man... Why do they keep on repeating that type of trope. :(


message 19: by Ain (new)

Ain "...for some people, there's nothing scarier in a book than a love triangle."
This made me laugh waaay harder than it should because to me, there's really nothing scarier in a book than a love triangle.


Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) Love triangles are scary AF. I steer clear of all books with them. Damn shame because I was interested in reading this one.


message 21: by Erica (new)

Erica Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) wrote: "Love triangles are scary AF. I steer clear of all books with them. Damn shame because I was interested in reading this one."

I would say, with caution, that some (a scant few, mind, but SOME) love triangles are actually interesting, so I can't usually abandon a story based solely on the inclusion of one, but I can definitely see your point. It's a tricky matter of being willing to wade through the sea of utter BS in order to find the one that works.


Geraldine (geraldinetalks) Awwww I was really looking forward to this one but meh not so much now.


message 23: by Aila (new)

Aila That last comment was perfect. Great review as always, Khanh!


message 24: by kate (new)

kate nichols hallo, ur ratings have helped me so much!!! u are freaking funny. please add me as ur friend *getting down on hands and knees* pleaaaaaaase iwould be so honored!


message 25: by Stefanie (new)

Stefanie Michelle "If by "Children of the Corn meets Romeo and Juliet" you mean lots and lots of actual corn and a love triangle without being the least bit frightful, then sure, this book is just like Children of the Corn meets Romeo and Juliet!!!" I am CRYING I haven't even read this yet, but baahahhaa


message 26: by Celeste (new)

Celeste That was unexpected. That book description is the reason I have trust issues with books.


message 27: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Leggans If you want something scary, without the cheesy romance, try Harvest Home by Thomas Thorne. This is the book that actually inspired Stephen King to write Children of the Corn, and you'll see why. It's scary as hell.


Mara YA Reader Reviewer I actually like love triangles :) but respect seemingly everyone's dislike of them haha


message 29: by Erica (new)

Erica Laura wrote: "I actually like love triangles :) but respect seemingly everyone's dislike of them haha"

They can be very interesting if done well. I think in my case at least the dislike stems from the overuse of the love triangle trope lately.

Could you recommend some series with your favorite love triangles? I'm always excited to see the best of a particular theme.


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