I liked the idea of this book, but the context is new england prep-school and the rich kids who attend. I liked the fact that the main character was an empowered young woman but the author made her out to be overly analytical and overly sensitive. Perhaps I just didn't get it, but the writing bugged me a bit as well so... Either way, it was entertaining but nothing to write home about. I need something a little more exciting.
I appreciated this book for its humor and fresh take on a romance story. It was much less focused on the romance part (until the end that is) and more so a story of the main character finding herself.
Well written and performed, not hugely exciting but worth the read.
I liked this book pretty well, the ending got a bit too 'mushy' (for lack of a better term) for me. It's not that I don't appreciate a good romance but perhaps the author just didn't make it believable enough for me.
Other than that, it was well written and well performed. I liked it enough to read another of the author's books - Me Before You.
I really liked this book, the story was entertaining and very well written. All of the details the author gave made the story that much more believable.
The only reason I gave it 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 is because it wasn't quite my type of genre, but that shouldn't having any bearing on the fact that it was very well written and well performed.
I did not enjoy this book much, the story was relatively boring despite the author's attempts to make it exciting. The writing at times seemed almost...misogynistic? But perhaps that was just the author's portrayal of female characters in the book.
Regardless, it was hard for me to get through this book, I normally enjoy fantasies a lot, but this story seemed almost silly.
The narrator was also not a great performer, aside from the main character's voice, his voices for other characters fell flat and added to the 'silliness' factor.
Wasn't for me.
While I'm usually not one to pick up a mystery novel, I really enjoyed this one. It took me several chapters to really get into it but the writing is what kept me going. The author made you feel like you were there experiencing exactly what the characters were feeling, seeing, hearing.
As for the mystery itself, it was interesting but occasionally things 'fell into place' rather conveniently, but perhaps that's just my inexperience with mystery novels :)
Will read the next one!
While I did feel there might have been a bit of rushing through some parts of the story, this 8th book did not disappoint. I loved this one as I have the others.
Diana Gabaldon, please write more of these!
I enjoyed listening to this book and its take on early to mid 1900's England.
I think we all wonder what life would be like if we had a chance to live it over again and this book really captured those possible slight differences between lives without making it too unrealistic.
Overall I did feel it was a bit sad, granted 1910-1945 England had its fair share of hardships so I suppose I can't expect anything different...
Good listen, not great but good.
After having watched the first season of Orange Is The New Black on Netflix, this book was VERY tame in comparison. But I guess I had to expect that ;)
I really enjoyed Kerman's honesty throughout the story and her perspective on what it means to "do time". But I most of all appreciated that the memoir was riddled with stats about prison life in America - you could really tell she did her research when writing this book. She tells her own story but we also get an idea of what it was like for other prisoners in her same camp, and what it must be like for prisoners in various facilities across the nation.
Overall I enjoyed the book, it was different from what I expected it to be, but it gave me some perspective and I love when a book does that!
This book, while not quite as good as the first, was still very interesting and kept me listening. The characters fall into some interesting situations and the ending chapter was very eventful. But, aside from a last minute turn in the story, I almost think this book could have concluded the series, as story sort of culminates to a nice place so I'm not sure there's a lot of room to grow...
But I guess because of that I'm interested to see what the last book has in store!
This book has your typical post-disaster dystopian society with a totalitarian regime keeping people down and weeding out the weak. What I appreciated most about this book is that it was well written and thought out. There weren't any blaring holes in the story or ridiculous jumps to conclusions that I've experienced with other YA dystopian novels.
The characters maybe aren't as developed as I'd like them to be but the dual protagonists might be the cause of that. I liked how the narration split between the two, and the story kept me listening all day with its unexpected turns and surprises.
Overall really liked it!
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