Friday, December 11

December: Book Reviews


Sapient

    I must thank Kelsey, the publisher, for sending me this book by Jerry Kaczmarowski. It’s always interesting to read a book without having a notion what on earth it is about. Usually I read blog reviews on new releases and check out stars on goodreads before i even consider buying a book. This can set up a lot of expectations that does have quite an affect on the read. Having no expectations and just letting the story evolve without prejudgment is very refreshing.
     This 373 page novel had me bickering with myself on whether or not I liked it. It begins with testing animals. Straight away I had a bad feeling. Because it wasn't like the book was supporting or opposing such testing. It made me wonder was stuff like this still going on. So my first impression was shock and almost disgust. However despite my own moral conflicts with that subject I found the story was really engaging. I didn’t want to like it yet I couldn’t help but really enjoy it. Basically its about a woman working in an animal test lab who has a autistic son and who becomes very involved with her work because she thinks what they develop will help her son. Its interesting to see the relationships between a mother and her son and between animals. The book develops into an incredible read while getting to know the autistic boy, the almost-smart dog and the highly intelligent rat. I’d recommend this book to anyone who isn’t too soft hearted. I surprised myself by really enjoying because it is actually a very good story. I give it 4 stars. ★ ★ ★ ★

Anna and the French Kiss

I bought this book on a whim, thinking it was going to be fantastic. I mean, almost ever blog out there raves about it. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone who doesn’t love it. However I didn’t. In fact I was very disappointed to find it was just another version of Eleanor and Park.Another romance book. A book only about boy meets girl - where is the plot? This wouldn’t be too bad if I liked the characters. But no. The characters didn’t appeal to me much. I should have guessed from the title “Anna and the French Kiss” and the pink cover. On the bright side it was a very easy read. There wasn’t too much information to remember and the writing style was lovely and simple. I also loved the setting, Paris. Yet I just feel that the book was missing something. Perhaps a story? Unfortunately I give it only 2 stars. ★ ★

We Were Liars

I received this book from Michelle of Tales Of Yesterday about a year ago. To my delight it is signed by the author. This book is like no other. As I was reading it I thought it was very good but nothing extraordinary. It seemed very weird. The story revolves around the Sinclair family. One of those old rich uptight families that own their own island. The writing is beautiful and very dramatic at times. It wasn’t until the end when you find out something that changes the whole book. I was in total shock - what had just happened? Everything I’d previously read was a lie and the whole world seemed to turn upside down. Just - asdfgh!!! I absolutely loved this book and hated it. Everyone has to read it. It will kill you! 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★


What did you think of these Books?
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Marian  ^_^