Thursday, April 19, 2012
Ditched Book Review: Embrace
Book 1 in a series
AUTHOR: Jessica Shirvington
GENRE: angels, urban fantasy, romance
PREMISE: A girl finds out she's an angel.
WHY I DITCHED IT: Quite frankly, I ditched this because I could tell in about ten chapters how things were going to go down. And sure enough, I skipped to the last five chapters or so and nothing was a huge suprise. I am so TIRED of books like this.
It was just utterly unimaginative. There was nothing new that hasn't been done before in much better ways. And to top things off, the main character was a huge Mary Sue and an annoying one at that. There was a typical love triangle between the best friend and new comer bad boy. There was the typical ditzy best friend (who I felt got judged a lot by the main character/author). There was even the incompetant parent syndrome who when they actually tried to do any parenting gets yelled at by the main character. Yeah. No thanks.
Perhaps there is something compelling in between there in the books but judging from the chapters I read, it's not really worth my time.
WHO MAY LIKE IT: Twilight fans, Halo fans, fans with more patience for mediocre storylines then me