Monday, March 14, 2016

THE SUNDAY POST #50

THE SUNDAY POST is a weekly wrap-up feature hosted by Kimba at the CAFFEINATED BOOK REVIEWER.

This Sunday Post is a tad bit late because of this book...
I absolutely hated the story in the beginning. In fact here is my first Goodreads status... 
"There is a difference between the Maggie Stiefvater lyrical detailed description of a character's environment and gross prolixity of minutiae. There is a finesse to it which this author does not have. It is like he was trying too hard to make this story hip. I was trimming my son's hair, so I had switched the eARC to text-to-speech, and he was cracking up at how hokey the characters' conversational witticisms were. Ugh."

I think this is the only book I have ever read that, after I loathed a good chunk of it, thought the rest of the book more than made up for its failings and still gave it a solid five. It is YA Contemporary, by the way, so it is even more miraculous that I let that undesirable 1/5 of the book go unpunished. Ha ha. Anyway, I was reading instead of doing my post draft, and when I woke up I continued to read until I was finished.

I tell you about my problem with A CURIOUS TALE OF THE IN-BETWEEN.

WEDNESDAY'S WEIRD WORD...

You might be surprised about what I do in my spare time.


I was over the moon when I saw I had been approved for an eARC of Victoria Schwab's newest YA offering, THIS SAVAGE SONG!

I had nary a clue about the 50 review perks on Amazon!


TELL ME TUESDAY

Wednesday COVER REVEAL
By the author of my much loved Thorn.

Thursday BEYOND THE BOOKS
Why I started blogging.

TOP FIVE FRIDAY
Non-ARC spring tbr.

THE SUNDAY POST

Have a magnificent week!

6 comments:

  1. I guess I might have to end up giving The Serpent King a try... even if it's a contemporary and I thought it was a fantasy book! *Whoops!*

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    1. I thought it was Fantasy, too, until I read the synopsis; ha ha!

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  2. Wow- that book really turned around for you. Great! And nice posts this week- I liked your Thursday "me" post. I didn't know you did writing- how fun! That's a fun meme.

    Those amazon factoids were interesting- I had no idea about the reviews thing either. Good reason to review our favorite authors more I guess, especially the smaller ones.

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    1. Under-the-radar indies are my thing, so making sure those books get rated and reviewed on Amazon is my new project! I think maybe either that author's editor said calm down on the descriptions and quit trying to make your characters sound like they are characters in a John Green novel, or he just fell into his own writing voice after awhile, but I don't know why he didn't go back and redo the beginning. I have a feeling it is going to turn a lot of people off before they get to the good part.

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  3. That is one heck of a turnaround, I think I would just have given up to be honest!! Have a great week!

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    1. If it hadn't been a review book I would have dropped it. Ha! :)

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