Comments: 6
SilverThistle 9 years ago
I heard the Harry Potter thing too so went out and bought this in paperback. I've had this it since forever because I'm all about Adult Harry Potter shenanigans....

I've held off though as really, is there such a thing as 'like' Harry Potter? I don't think so. I don't want to be disappointed.
Heidi Hart 9 years ago
There's a lot of Harry Potter, but also a lot of Narnia (not a bad thing), and I think I might have enjoyed it if I didn't *hate* the main character so much. Seriously, I'm not sure there's ever been a protagonist I hated this much. Maybe it makes me a shallow reader that I can't get past the likeability thing -- but I don't think so. I don't have to love or even like a character to enjoy a book; I just have to not want to kick him in the teeth.
SilverThistle 9 years ago
I'm going to have to read this sooner or later...but I've got the fear, lol. I want to like it.
narfna 9 years ago
Apparently the second book is better because it's told from one of the girls' perspectives, although I haven't read it yet, so no idea how accurate that is. But yes. Quentin=insufferable.
Part of my problem was with Quentin (let's turn our angst up to eleven!), and part of it was the ending. WTF was with that ending?
Heidi Hart 9 years ago
Yeah, I read the whole thing, despite my hatred of Quentin, because I was interested in the story… and then I got to the end, and I was all, "I put up with hundreds of pages of this whiny jerk wad for THIS?!"