joi, 18 decembrie 2014

Blog Tour - The Letting by Cathrine Goldstein - REVIEW

The Letting by Cathrine Goldstein
Release Date: 12/15/14
335 pages


What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?

This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.

Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…

Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?

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About the Author:

Given my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it's because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA novel, the LETTING.

Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant -- like my love for: coffee (although sadly, it's now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski... and, above all, my husband and my girls.

I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York Mistress, and I'm also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre. 


So, apparently I'm the only one who doesn't love this book, and I don't know if I should be dissapointed or just say that it wasn't for me. Or that the way in which it was written it wasn't for me.

I wanted to read this and I read it because the cover looked nice and the synopsis was pretty good, but from the first chapter I felt that I couldn't get into the story. But I told myself that I should keep reading and reading, and maybe I'll like it more. Because it happened to me with other books, to dislike them at the beginning and love them at the end. 

But this didn't work. The whole story was and remained confusing for me, I couldn't understand or sympathize with the characters, I didn't care very much of what was going to happen or what was going to be revealed to us next. And it wasn't because I didn't try, because I kept reading until the last page, but because this novel for me felt empty, it didn't had emotions, feelings, and sometimes the description bored me to death. And about the love story I don't want to talk about.

For me this is a big no and won't say that I regret reading it, but I'm not happy either. But maybe you'll love it, like other people did. Maybe you're not like me, a single person, disliking it. Maybe you'll love it and you'll like the characters and the story and the action... and everything. 

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