Saturday, March 28, 2015
Book Review: The Conspiracy of Us
Book 1 in new series
AUTHOR: Maggie Hall
PUBLISHED: January 13th, 2015
PREMISE: A girl finds out she is a part of a prophecy that has two powerful families fighting over her future.
MY REVIEW: Well...this was...fast. Like really fast. I actually read this one in about three hours in one sitting, that's how fast a read it is. It's definitely readable and certainly page-turning. Whether or not it's good...is kind of up in the air for me.
It is certainly entertaining. There's tons of stuff happening and that's what makes it such a fast read. There's is a certain need-to-know-what-happens feelings to it. But I just keep getting side-tracked by the plausibility issues. Because there are so many plot holes in this book. So. So many. It doesn't ruin the book or anything. It's very clear that the author is just trying to spin an entertaining yarn and she definitely succeeds there, it's just...a very safe sort of entertaining yarn. There are a bunch of very familiar tropes in this book complete with love triangle, girl being special but not realizing it, and forbidden love aspects.
Honestly, I'm torn about how I feel about this one. It's not horrible. I'll probably even be reading the next one. The author definitely delivers an entertaining book. It's just...very very safe and not exactly a ground-breaker for YA.
WHO SHOULD READ: YA fans who don't mind cliches, fans of SyFy movies, fans of light-hearted action flicks
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five prada dresses because prada was mentioned an awful lot