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review 2017-09-28 23:01
Malay flavored YA
The Ghost Bride: A Novel - Yangsze Choo

Ghostly, entertaining jaunt. Foreign setting, lots of fantasy, family intrigues and romance. Teens and young adults would be a good audience for this one.

 

I liked it well enough, though I wanted to thump some sense into Li Lan several times. And she does the distressed damsel quite a bit. And some issues are managed in somewhat simplistic ways. But it was a speedy read, and I had a good time.

 

 

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review 2017-07-12 04:02
Exactly what it says on the tin
Love Story - Erich Segal

Back from my visit home now. I did end up finishing it before departing, but couldn't take the time to update.

 

I kinda liked it, and I understand why it did so much noise back in the day. It's simple, it's sweet, and even while you are reading a formula (some type of mash-up between Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet)  it has this air of fresh honesty that charms. Dialogue sounds true too (like your mouth wasn't a sewer thorough uni).

 

There are bits where "society marches on" is a thing (like the doc telling the diagnosis to the husband first), and the end, that if you aren't expecting, you must live in a closed jar, but for the most it's a cute read to fill a couple of hours and a pop-culture gap.

 

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review 2017-07-01 17:19
Sweet finish
Memory: Volume 3, How Far We Have Come, A Tale of Pride and Prejudice - Linda Wells

Rosy conclusion to this feel-good saga.

 

It was nicely done, with the end at the beginning, and through the novel, time-wise.

 

Exactly the amount of sappiness I needed to put a smile on my face.

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review 2017-06-25 16:17
Good Pride and Prejudice variation
Memory: Volume 2, Trials to Bear: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice - Linda Wells

This one dragged a bit compared with the previous volume for me, but it was very sweet continuation.

 

Most of the pull is in the characterization; Bingley in the first volume was my favorite I think, I just wanted to smile, hug him and give him a pat in the cheek, lol, but they are all nicely done.

 

The way love expands around, and makes everyone better, is something like a contagion, and it's either sweet or unbearably sappy, depending on you stance. As for other possible negative points, It's somewhat anachronistic where behavior or opinions are concerned, and there is a lot of sex, not always plot relevant (I mostly skimmed on those pages).

 

It was "feel good" read for me, though and I liked it.

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review 2017-05-27 21:17
Mind Snooze
Baby on the Oregon Trail (Harlequin Historical Romance) - Lynna Banning

I'm having trouble staying focused, so I decided on a read decidedly less taxing for my mind and soul than Wharton (Age of Innocence left me wreaked) for my Victorian Era Booklikes-opoly roll (this one's set in 1867).

 

This was a quick and easy read that asked for no effort. It was bland and put me in a state of numbness akin to boredom such that I didn't even get annoyed at some of the silly bits. About the only thing I liked was the 11-year-old-girl's pluck. So not the book for me.

 

That said, it's not objectively BAD. It just felt flat for me. I was expecting something more, a better use of the elements, and they are plenty that could have panned so interestingly.

 

Meh.

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