Friday, February 28, 2014

Songs of Willow Frost by Jaime Ford

My Rating:  1.6

This book was very poor writing, the characters had no development (they were all good or all bad) and it felt cheezy.  It was one cliche after another.  Although I enjoyed the author's previous book, The Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet, I would not recommend this book.  Many reviewers said they found this book sad or depressing but I couldn't get involved enough to feel anything.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff

My rating:  3.2

Marta survives a prison camp in WWII and is rescued by a soldier, Paul, that she conveniently crosses paths with many times. While this book had potential, I don't feel it was as good as The Kommandant's Girl. I didn't feel for any of the characters and, there were a lot of unrealistic moments. There were a lot of cliches, Simon is all bad and unlikeable, Marta is strong yet mousy and weak, etc. It seemed promising but, the book never really took off for me and felt much lighter than the first book did.