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Escaping into My Books

I never know to say in these things. I guess that says something about me. I read a lot, write stories, and like books. I like a good debate. Nothing else is to say. :-)

Currently reading

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Mackenzi Lee

Interesting feeling....

Firelight - Kristen Callihan

It's interesting when you read a book everyone is raving about, and you kind of are underwhelmed. 

 

I would not say this was bad. I liked the plot and action. The mystery of Archer's aliment: what it was? How he become that way? And how he planned to fix it? I thought was handled pretty well. Nothing was given away too early, and the little threads and hints woven into the story I thought kept you interested enough to keep turning the page. In fact that is why I think I kept read, so that I could figure out the mystery. That part really drew me in.

 

So what didn't work for me? The romance. You can see why that would be an issue for me...in romance book. It is one of those things were the characters were great on paper...but I felt somewhat detached from them. So I did not feel them, or was drawn into them. This was mainly from Miranda, not so much Archer. But because I felt a bit detached...I did not really connect with their "great love"...it felt a bit rushed. I like to fall in love with the characters...go on the journey with them...but I felt more like I was told they were in love rather than showing me and making me feel it. It is a vague thing, and always hard to explain....some romance books just click for me, and some don't. It is all very subjective after all.

 

But I was not disappointed nor hated the book. I was just kind of...meh. Better luck next time I guess.