Sorry guys, late post. I feel like yuck so I am at home trying to sleep as much as I can while my body fights it off.
That being said, I would like to share a foundational truth about myself:
I don’t like sad stories. Not one bit.
Especially sad stories that are classified as ROMANCE.Because the romance genre is supposed to have happy endings of one kind or another.
Since the amazing and wonderful Mary Kole told me not to ever do snarky reviews, I will refrain from divulging the name of the book that has triggered this little rant of mine.
However, I will say that as a writer, I’m always saddened when someone can create a thrilling plot that keeps you glued because YOU CARE ABOUT THE CHARACTERS only to KILL them off one by one without MERCY or LOVE or at least a realistic REACTION out of the character(s) that stay alive.
I will admit that the story had some romantic elements, namely that character A loves character B but is torn because of character C and is despised by, but wants to change that about character D. Great stuff–except that the circumstances keeping them apart didn’t feel convincing. I kept thinking, “Just say this…” or “But what about this?? That could solve everything!!” But the characters didn’t even give logical reasons for dismissing obvious solutions.
I get waaaayyyyyy too into the books I read.
So am I alone in the world here? What about you? Do you enjoy being mislead in a book as long as the story is enthralling? Seriously. Maybe I’m just tooooo sensitive. Let me know your thoughts.
P.S. I will say, that every time a character breaks my heart, I learn NOT to do what they do, so I can’t say this book was a complete waste. Also, every time an author disappoints/saddens/misses an opportunity for whatever, I try to learn from it as well.
Thanks for listening
Hope you had a good weekend.