Monday, April 27, 2015

Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Title: Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: July 19th, 2011
Genres: Romance, Drama
Medium: Paperback, Bought

As a lover of romance literature, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was nicely paced, original, and very descriptive. I really liked it! 

The plot was very unique. It was the first time I had read a novel involving Kentucky horse farms and races, and it actually really interested me. I was immersed in it the entire time, and with a steady plot, I was allowed to fully lose myself in the story. It was suspenseful and very dramatic, in the way that relationships and situations were constantly changing and emotions were always running high. It was almost like a soap opera, and honestly, I had a love-hate relationship with that aspect of it. There was a lot of instances where the characters overacted or even under-reacted. I had qualms with that. And the ending also bothered me. It was slightly confusing and just not what I expected.

The writing was fantastic. I didn't have a single problem with it. It was descriptive, dramatic, romantic, and overall, very sexy. It was all paced out perfectly and had some very interesting aspects to it. I personally write myself, so I loved how the plot was centered around creative writing and also set in New York City. It was impeccable.

Overall, sometimes the plot and the ending overwhelmed how great the novel could have been. There was a lot of promise. But the fantastic writing definitely renewed my opinion of the novel, and I did enjoy it. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Review: Project Utopia by Pam Mosbrucker

Review: Project Utopia by Pam Mosbrucker
Publisher: Self
Release Date: February 9th, 2013
Genres: Apocalyptic, Drama, Action
Medium: Signed Paperback, Won

Project Utopia was an interested dystopian novel with a great plot, but wasn't executed the best. I loved the plot, but I feel as if the short length of the novel held the plot back. It was as if the author was writing the story in as few words as possible, making it a short and slightly confusing read. It was just too condensed.

The plot would have been great if there had been more writing. I love dystopian novels and I feel as if this one had real potential.  It needs to be lengthened and the plot could use some variation. Otherwise, it's a terrific story line.

The writing was okay. Again, it was too short, too fast paced. And I felt as if the unnecessary things in the plot were the most described, instead of the other way around. The subjects we needed to hear more about were the ones most briefly mentioned. I liked her style, just not her execution. 

Overall, I liked the idea of the story, but I just wish I could have loved the entire novel.