Monthly Reads | September 2017
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It's been a slow reading month. Between our weekend trips, classes, and work, I haven't had a lot of spare time for leisure reading. I did squeeze a few books in. Thoughts below.
Romance | Young Adult
I mostly enjoyed this novel. The story has a lot of potential. I felt that the characters could have been built upon a bit more. The author hints at the main character having an eating disorder and then the problem just disappears. This is highly unlikely and I would have appreciated more insight or solution. I also wanted to learn more about Cole's backstory. There is a lot about him that feels hidden. Overall, this story kept my interest, but feel that it could benefit from some edition and rewrites.
New Adult | Sci-Fi | Fantasy
I enjoyed the premise of the book - a futuristic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I thought the concept and main plot were very interesting, however I feel that additional editing could improve the book overall. I wish there was more backstory about the "beast." He is an interesting character and I felt that divulging more into the past could give more insight towards that character. It could also be a good way for Alainn to relate on a personal level. There were chapters that felt unnecessary, such as chapter 13. It introduces Alainn's ski friend, but focuses on him checking out another ski patrol member. This chapter focuses on a non essential character and has zero plot relevance. I have found instances like this happen on numerous occasions. The ending felt rushed. I would like to hear more about Rose's motives and the impact this situation on society. Also, does no one want to help Mr. Garbhan overcome his illness, especially if children will be involved? I believe this novel has potential, but it just isn't there yet.
This novel was an interesting read. I enjoyed it and felt that the plot moved along at a nice pace. I feel that some character development is lacking and the end game was quite predictable. However, I appreciated the family twist and backstory to give an added element. Also, you don't read about trio relationships very often. Thanks for the good read!
Well that was it. I guess it was a romantic month. Feel free to share your current reads below in the comments. Until next month...
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