August 12, 2010

a modern fairytale


 ...but it isn't exactly my favourite out of all Cecelia Ahern's books.

I find that every time I try to review this book, I keep on remembering her last one, instead of this one.

But that's not to say that it wasn't a good read. It was a tremendous read! Page-turner and a little bit unpredictable would be perfect to describe this one. Because you would really want to know what happened in the end and so you wouldn't want to put the book down!

(unless you don't mind flipping straight to the ending. I mind)

I seldom read books where the antagonist character featured at the beginning turns out to still be the antagonist at the end of this book. Because more often than not, that would be the twist in the plot, right? That the villain would end up being the knight in shining armour or something.

I was playing a guessing game with myself - of whether or not Rose really is as bad as she sounds. Turns out that she's the kind of person you wouldn't want to mess with. No sirree.

I learnt from this book that if one is spiteful and is the type to hold grudges, that vengeance can go a long, long, LONG way. They'd do anything so that they get what they want.

I pity Rose the Villain though, because she had been wanting attention and love all her life and look where she ended up and who she ended up with. Not to say that Arthur (her husband in this book) is such a bad guy, but every time I read about Arthur, I imagine a guy with really thick moustache, who snort-snorts his way out and into everything. Wait, did she say he has a moustache in the book?

Well, anyways, from my lack of enthusiasm in reviewing this book, you probably know that it isn't as good as her other books, especially P.S. I Love You and The Gift.

This one can be equated to one of her other books, which name I cannot remember.

Good, not great, and not memorable enough to make a mark in my heart.

But you should read it for yourself. Who am I to judge?

It's been a long time since I last became a fan of magic and fairytales anyways :)

 

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4 comments:

Nina said...

Mmg tak best pon.. I took me days to finish this book cause it was so-so... har har

freespirited12 said...

nina, i know! dia macam takde kick unlike the previous ones. no X factor to it kan.

but i finished it anyway because i like to read. i hope her next one wouldn't be as disappointing. boo boo

Peri Ungu said...

hi,

stumbled upon ur blog whilst bloghopping. just want to say that, yes, the book of tomorrow sangat predictable. but since i am a big fan of cecelia, so semua buku pon kena beli and baca.

nice blog by the way. i'm linking you to mine. :)

freespirited12 said...

haha. i try to be positive about her books as well, since, just like u, i'm a huge fan! hehe. though i still think that this wasn't exactly one of her best :)

thanks for dropping by!