I have decided that since I’ve read a couple of books lately that I just could not bring myself to finish I am going to do mini-reviews for them in what is now going to be called The Paper Shredder Files. If you check out my review policy, Paper Shredder is a DNF for me. But just because these books didn’t work out for me doesn’t mean that they might not work out for you.
Author: Keary Taylor
My Thoughts: If you check out the Goodreads page for
Eden you’ll see a lot of really favorable reviews for this book. A lot of the reviews compare this book to The Hunger Games and books like the Uglies. Some say that they were sucked in from the first page. It just seems like everyone liked if not LOVED this book. Then there is me…
The problem that I had with Eden is that I didn’t connect with ANY of the characters in the short little bit of the book that I did read. I NEED to connect with at least 1 character to continue on reading. I did not find that in Eden. I also found the pace of the portion of the book that I did read to be to slow for my liking. I don’t need breakneck, I just need something a little faster than I got from Eden.
From the short little bit of the book that I did read, the most positive thing that I found was the beginning of the book. It maybe absolutely morbid but I LOVED how the author started this book off. I’m not going to tell you exactly what that is because that would be a spoiler and I don’t do that here 🙂
Title: A Virgin River Christmas
Author: Robyn Carr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Virgin River #4
My Thoughts: This is another
book that a lot of readers seemed to enjoy a lot too. Personally, I LOVED the first 3 books in the Virgin River series. And to be honest this one had promise.
The heroine, Marcie, in this book started off really strong and didn’t take any guff off of the “hero, Ian.” Then that strong and “didn’t take any guff of the hero” attitude turned into needy and annoying. Which turned into me losing interest in Marcie. I NEVER connected with Ian at all. I saw rough, gruff, mountain man and that is just not the image you want when your trying to connect with a character.
The upside to this book was that the same host of characters from the prior books are all in this book as well, at least from the bit of it that I read anyway. I LOVE the people of Virgin River, I just didn’t understand this story at all though.