This is not your ordinary "triumph over adversity" book. Wendy Wax has created a story about writing a book and the publishing industry into a believable story about the lives of four diverse female authors. I really loved the insights into writing and publishing, but most of all I enjoyed the individual voices of each character. You can almost believe that this is something that really happened. You won't regret the credit or the time you spend on this book.
I love Katie MacAlister's Dragon and Vampire series. She excels in those genres. I simply do not understand how she can write such terrible contemporary fiction. I also do not understand why I continue to hope for more from her contemporary books and keep buying them.
Katie please go back to Aisling now!!!
That said the characters are flat, the story-line is dull, there is no tension in the narrative or sparkle in the writing. The two primary characters are uninteresting and there is no development of the secondary characters. In fact, they only seem to serve as vehicles for the female heroine to have boring conversations with. The only action, If you can call it that, comes in the last thirty minutes and springs out of nowhere.
The narrators brought absolutely nothing to the story. Especially the Brian Hutchison. His accent was terrible and his voice annoying. Saskia Maarleveld seemed merely uninterested in the whole story.
Don't waste your credit on this book.
Insipid heroine. Nauseating narrator. Slowly moving story. I'm not even going to finish this one.
Lucy March's "A Little Night Magic" was worth the credit. This book isn't sure whether it wants to be a suspense book (at which it utterly fails) or a light romance. The heroine is so caught up in her past slutty-ness that the story drags every there might be a romantic moment. The characters are so unremarkable that I can't even remember their names and I just finished listening to the book.
I have nothing good to say about this book. I should have listened to the other reviewers. I should have saved myself the credit and the time and read the spoilers. I urge you to do the same.be smarter than I was.
Charlaine Harris really is bored with her series. There is very little effort put into the story and the way she wrote, it seems as if she is mad at all of her readers and just wanted to take away any bit of fun left in the series so we wouldn't ask for any more.
Smarmy lead guy with antiquated language "Baby" this and "Baby" that. Really idiotic leading female whom all the men in the story inexplicably fall head over heels for. One lonely vampire almost as an after-thought? This is a Vampire story. Where are the sexy Dark Ones?
This book is nowhere near the level of the books later in the Dark Ones series. I really enjoy Katie MacAlister. I think her writing is irreverent and down right laugh out loud funny. Maybe this book was written before she really developed her style.
If you've never read the Dark Ones before, start with a newer one. (I started with Zen and the Art of Vampire, because that was what Audible had before the first three were re-issued.) Then come back and get the first ones just so you can find out how some of the characters end up with their beloveds.
I expected an exciting story. This is more a biography with a tiny bit of sci-fi on the side. Maybe it gets better as it goes, but I've not managed to make it through the first part after trying to engage with the story for over three weeks now.
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