My rating: 2 of 5 stars
so ya, couldn’t finish it. it’s not at all badly written, it’s just one of those books full of barely-disguised infodumps and lacking in any space for the reader to get in: the author tells you every last little thing you need to know about how a character feels, why they react as they do, etc etc. books like that drive me nuts. i like to be able to connect at least some of the dots myself.
it’s the difference between:
“she looked at him and felt the sort of stirring she hadn’t in years, a warm blossom of love budding in her heart”
(or something like that, i’m not quoting here)
“she looked at him, and startled and blushing, turned away”
cause see with the latter, you get to guess: why startled? blushing because she’s got the hots for him? why does she turn away? she must be shy or she doesn’t want him to see.
some readers like to have everything spelled out for them, and that’s fine. i like to speculate while i’m reading. this book is for the former kind of reader, not me.