156 internautes sur 162 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile
- Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
Let me just preface this review with this: I read trashy romance novels and badly written fanfiction all the time. I have low standards and even lower expectations! But based on the reviews of this book, good lord, I thought I'd be reading something that would at least deserve three stars. But this was legitimately TERRIBLE.
Also: SPOILER ALERTS!!!!! (all over the place)
I remember getting 25% into this book and thinking, "In the name of all things shiny and sparkly, WHY HASN'T THE BOOK GONE ANYWHERE?" I'm serious. All you get is the background of the story and then snippets of the characters. Fanny is this weirdly contradictory character. She's all sassy and look-at-me-I'm-rebelling-against-society-because-I-like-fishing!!!!!, and everyone keeps going on and ON about how smart she is, and she has semi-smart moments of, "Hmmm, that's odd..." when something is fishy, but she does nothing. Seriously, it takes her a mention of her boyfriend (let's just get this out of the way: NOTHING HAPPENS BETWEEN THEM, I mean even their kiss is lame. I realize it's religious fiction, but the build up to their romance was so, so, SO slow and the way it was finally realized between the two characters was just incredibly unsatisfactory!)--a mention of her boyfriend and she becomes a world class ditz. Then, oh good LORD, all she talks about is how ugly she is compared to her cousins (there's another topic to discuss!!) and I swear, fifty of the pages is devoted to that give or take throughout the WHOLE STINKIN' BOOK.
Let's just say that to say Fanny completely annoys the shadoodles (see what I did there Amazon? I am cutting out my profanity! all distasteful content!) out of me is an understatement. Her entire existence is WOE IS ME, everyone-I-love-dies!!!!!! and she never shuts up about it, I stg. I really wanted to just reach through the pages and slap her upside the head, Gibbs-style.
Her COUSINS. Oh my giddy aunt. Amanda is your typical bore who has a bizarre spurt of CHARACTER GROWTH!!! out of the blue. She is a petty, whiny, holier-than-thou character that acts as that mother you don't need. In other words, girl is a Mary Sue. No characterization whatsoever, I can't even imagine a whole book about her. Sophie of course has to be the Exact Opposite because that is clearly how character foils work, obviously, and so she is your typical bad girl who oOOooh! sneaks out to go to parties! lets boys take off her shoes! and then of course has a love interest that is basically Amanda in male form for sexual tension!!!!
It is painful to relive this book in my head while thinking about the worst bits to complain about in this review.
I mean, this book is basically the repeat of the first thirty pages, with the additional spice of the most HILARIOUS villain I have ever read. Like, I honestly can't believe he's REAL in a fictional world. He is just... hilarious. He is that villain in TV shows who openly proclaims, "I'M TAKING OVER THE WORLD!" I mean, it is what he does in the book, and everyone around him is too stupid to realize it. The characters are an embarrassment to imaginary human beings. I was expecting some kind of resolution about his idiotic villainous plans, but NOTHING HAPPENS. You're just left going what-the-actual-fiddlesticks-is-this-shrimpfest when the book SUDDENLY ENDS (like in the last ten pages everything FINALLY!!!! comes to head--I'm approximating since this is on the Kindle, but) and NOTHING HAS HAPPENED TO THIS GUY. I mean are you for REAL. IT WAS AWFUL.
It was pretty much the only reason why I kept reading. I was waiting for Fanny to actually BE awesome instead of everyone just saying that she was awesome even though she kept going, nOooo I'm not awesome!!!--and, well, everyone can just be left disappointed because NOTHING HAPPENED and her darling villainous uncle is still cackling away evilly. Seriously, by the end, I'd just given up on finding out if anything does happen to good ol' jolly Uncle Baddy. I really don't want to deal with reading about pansy pants Amanda and bad girl Sophie to find out if even ANYTHING will. IT PROBABLY WON'T, NOTHING HAPPENS IN THIS BOOK ANYWAY.
IN SUMMARY, IT WAS BAD BECAUSE:
The main characters wanted me to poke sporks up their noses. AND NOTHING HAPPENS!!!!!