Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Mini Reviews: Rush by Eve Silver & A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davis

Rush (The Game #1)
Author: Eve Silver
Pages: 361
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

It's rare for me to ever dislike an author's writing. Eve Silver's writing came off as too choppy for me. Whenever I read a book, I don't look for poetic writing (though they are my favourite), I look for flow. Does the words flow well together? Or does it come off as inconsistent? Silver's writing isn't bad. I assure you that plenty of others might have adored her writing, but for me, it wasn't my cup of tea. Apart from the writing, I found that her world building fell short. Rush didn't provide enough background story regarding the video game-like world. Though, I have the feeling that the next book, Push will provide the answer that I'm looking for. As for the characters, they were just decent. They didn't stand out nor were they memorable. If it weren't for the notes that I had taken, I wouldn't have remembered any of the characters.

Author: Jocelyn Davies
Pages: 390
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

You know what's worse than a love triangle? A love s-q-u-a-r-e. Love triangle are awful as it is; there is no need to add another poor guy into it. You have Skye, your generic good girl with all the perfect grades and such. And then comes walking in, the love interests. Ian, who has always been there for Skye, but unfortunately, Skye does not feel the same way. Adding to list of Skye's lovers you have Devin. He's kind, nice and thoughtful. But before, you think he's some sort of angel, he's a creep. Next in line,we have Asher, who is also a creepy stalker. But unlike Devin, Asher is a bad boy. To be quite honest, none of the boys that Davis presented to me did not gain any of my attention. In fact, they are completely one-sided and cliche. If I had to  choose one, it would have to be Ian since he was the only one who didn't come off as a creep. Overall, I would not recommend this to anyone. 

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