You might remember that a couple of weeks ago I featured Kristen from Bookworming in the 21st Century on Lights Camera Blog Action.
Well, now its my turn. Kristen has featured Page Turners on her Saturday Spotlight.
Check out the interview here.
I have to admit to not enjoying it as much as I did the first book. It took me quite awhile to get into it, but once I got into the second half I did get a lot more involved in the story (people did warn me this would happen). I suppose all of the books in the series will be similar; a big long build up where nothing much happens, leading to the climax with a bit of action.
My only other difficulty is the writing, I just don't think it's very good. I know, I know, who am I to judge? I couldn't write myself out of a paper bag if I needed to. Maybe it's just that in my mind I am comparing it to the Harry Potter series, which far outstrips the Twilight series in story and the quality of the writing (in my humble opinion). Perhaps it's just that the book is written for teenagers and I am used to reading for an older age group. There's just something about the writing that doesn't seem good to me.
The book had be laughing out loud - especially at the part where Edward proposes to Bella. That was hilarious. She is dying (pardon the pun) for Edward to turn her into a vampire so that they can be together for all eternity - but woh, hold your horses - marriage?! She's too young for that sort of commitment. I couldn't stop laughing as I read this bit.
Do I recommend that you buy it? I do recommend buying it if you have the rest of the series. I don't know about you, but I am someone that particularly likes to own a series if I have actually read it.
This is tricky to rate. Although technically I don't have a system for rating half stars, I am going with 5.5 stars.
I will give it the 6 star comment "Really enjoyable and well written. I would recommend it", except I am removing the comment "well written", thereby awarding it only 5.5 stars.
Tuesday Teaser is great meme hosted by Should Be Reading and is a great way to find out about new books.
Here are the guidelines:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (ebook)
"I brooded by the hour together over the map, all the details of which I well remembered. Sitting by the fire in the housekeeper's room, I approached that island in my fancy from every possible direction; I explored every acre of its surface; I climbed a thousand times to that tall hill they call the Spy-glass, and from the top enjoyed the most wonderful and changing prospects."This is exactly where I am up to in the book, and I can't wait to read on!
Just thought that I would add, although technically I didn't just finish it, I finally got around to reviewing Little Women by Louise May Alcott. I really enjoyed it.Currently Reading
One of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. Everyone should read it - it is amazing.
Brilliant, couldn't put it down. Recommend that you buy it.
Really enjoyable and well written. I would recommend it.
Good and worth reading if you have the opportunity, but there's no need to prioritise it.
Alright, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Couldn't get into it but I finished it because I felt like I should.
Couldn't even finish it.