Sunday, December 16, 2012

Book Review: The Innocents

TITLE: The Innocents
Book 1 in a new series
AUTHOR: Lili Peloquin
PUBLISHED: October 2012
GENRE: Realistic fiction, drama
PREMISE: Two sisters get pulled into the world of the rich which threatens to tear them apart.
MY REVIEW: Sigh. I definitely got fooled on the hype with this one. It's not bad persay. The writing is very nice and the family dynamics are somewhat interesting. It's just dreadfully boring if you want something more then melodrama.
I picked this one up against my better judgement because the summary made it sound like a good old fashioned gothic family drama book a la VC Andrews and I have definite weakness for gothic books, plus there was promise of a mystery so I was thinking maybe a little PLL thrown in for good measure. But this is NONE of those things. Basically it's just rich people being petty to each other and all the drama that comes with it. BORING. Yes, this premise can sometimes be interesting. I am a fan of Downton Abbey after all. But none of these characters are as interesting as the characters on Downton Abbey and thus, I was bored.
If you're into contemporary drama, then this will probably be right up your alley. For everyone else...don't bother. Basically it's like a better written version of the series Clique.
WHO SHOULD READ: contemporary drama fans
MY RATING: Three out of Five snores

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