Sunday, December 3, 2017

This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen

This LullabyThis Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I have become a huge Sarah Dessen fan over the past year. This book was so disappointing. Full of foul language and constant drinking. But more than that, I just couldn’t like Remy. Usually I can connect and feel sympathy with Dessen’s main characters although I’m a couple decades off from my teen years. But Remy was just distasteful. As were her friends. Maybe the reader is supposed to connect and feel for Dexter. If so, that worked. He’s the only character I liked at all.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Origin (Robert Langdon #5) - Dan Brown

Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)Origin by Dan Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Probably more a 2.5 for me this go-around. Maybe.
Origin returns the reader to the art, science, and symbolism of Robert Langdon's world. In this book, Langdon is attending a presentation by a former student that is predicted to shake the world and, specifically, the religious communities. As usual in Langdon's life, something is amiss; and it's a chase through through landmarks to solve anything.
This was not my favorite of Dan Brown's. I found the plot more predictable than usual. And the characters and plot less engaging. However, some of the ideas presented have stuck with me a week later. So I will give it 3 stars for that.

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When Dimple Met Rishi - Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met RishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Dimple and Rishi have been "matched" by their parents. Rishi knows it while Dimple has no clue when they meet at an app design camp. Cue disaster? Not really.
I love cheesy YA with the best of readers...usually. But this one was just over the top hokey to me. The similes and metaphors and descriptions of their feelings and thoughts were just beyond eye rolling to me. Too cute, not in the good way.
That being said, it does get a bonus star for the diverse characters and culture. Although hopefully the print version has a glossary in the back as I spent a lot of time googling words and phrases from the ebook.

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