Many romance novels that I have read often portray the mate as “perfect” or “irresistible”. Even if they aren’t perfect their good qualities are more noticeable than the negative one’s. I have noticed that this happens more often with teenage romance novels. A lot of romance novels have happy endings. I’m not saying that that’s a bad thing. But have you ever read a romance novel that doesn’t have a happy ending? Or one where the main character doesn’t get the guy or girl that they wanted to be with? A good example of that would be the book version of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. (It’s actually a fairy tale not a novel but it’s a story.) Does she marry the prince in the Disney movie? Yes. But in the original story she didn’t and it also had a completely different moral. But it’s still a great story in my opinion. I’m not complaining about anything I am just typing my thoughts on this. What are your thoughts on romance novels?
Do you like romance novels? Reference books? Encyclopedias? Horror books? Mystery books? Science fiction novels? Or any other genre? I usually read romance novels. My favorite romance series is Fallen by Lauren Kate. My favorite horror novel is Carrie by Stephen King. I also like reference books if they are about a subject that I am interested in. Sometimes we read to escape reality. Sometimes we read for entertainment. And sometimes we read just because it’s relaxing. Romance novels are dreamy. Horror books are thrilling. Mystery books open our minds. We read everyday. We read road signs, texts, subtitles and more. You are reading right now. We will always read.
Envy is an Empty Coffin novel by Gregg Olsen. It’s about a pair of telepathic twin sisters who uncover the case of their friends death. Their names are Hayley and Taylor Ryan. Their friend is Katie. What they try to figure out if it was suicide or murder. I know the answer I’m just not telling you because I don’t put spoilers in my book reviews. This is one of the very few mystery books that I have read. Most of the novels that I have read are romance. This time I wanted to try something different. Katie had very low self esteem and also engaged in self harm. Because of this many people assumed that her death was from suicide. One of the things that I didn’t like about this story was how boring the twins personalities were. Even though Katie’s “best friend” was quite a snob I still found her more entertaining to read about than Hayley and Taylor. I also found the twins powers hard to understand while I was reading about them. I didn’t understand how they figured out what their powers were telling them because it was hard to connect to the situation. But the case itself was okay. It was a little predictable but it wasn’t as predictable as Scooby Doo. But if you compare it to Law and Order, it’s very predictable. I would give this book 2 stars out of 5.
The first thing that would make a bad book is if the book is straight up boring. A book is more interesting when it has a unpredictable twists. You know a book is boring if everything in it is predictable or if the author doesn’t get in-depth enough with the characters personality. Or if the characters seem to straight up not have a personality. I personally like it when the reader can see different sides of the characters. Specifically the main character(s).The more the marrier. I also dislike when a character has no growth in the story. It also irritates me if one book series is too much like another book series by the same author. That can get annoying and make the new series more predictable. The last thing that buggs me is if it takes the story way too long to reach the climax. And if it does, I hope the climax is worth all of the reading that it took to get there. Otherwise I would feel like I wasted my time reading the story. What do you think would make a bad book? I would like to know your thoughts on the subject.
Fallen is the first book of it’s own series by Lauren Kate. It is a romance and fantasy (But mostly romance.) novel about a teenage girl named Lucinda Price who is often referred to as “Luce”, and is sent to a reform boarding school called “Sword and Cross” after being accused of murdering a boy by starting a fire. The story is mainly centered around the romance between Luce and a mysterious yet at first rude guy named Daniel Grigori who Luce also finds strangely familiar. However, she also finds herself attracted to another guy at Sword and Cross named Cameron Briel who appears to be very charming and is mainly referred to as “Cam”. Let me stop right there for a second. Although it bothered me that it took a little too long for the book to reach the climax, it bothered me even more that the main character (Luce) kept falling for the at first seeming “bad boy” (Daniel) who flipped her off when they first met and then she has a hard time choosing between him and Mr.Charming (Cam). I don’t dislike Luce, although I did find her pretty naive and found some of the other characters more likeable. But overall, the story is very thrilling and a huge page turner once you reach the climax. Luce eventually finds out why Daniel seemed so familiar and why he acted the way he did at first. I’ll stop right there. I don’t want to spoil the ending. Overall I would give this book 3 1/2 stars out of 5.