Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I spent 2 days reading this 630 page book. I hardly slept doing it, because everyone knows that kids bug you when you try to read in the day. I tried to get in what I could when they played quietly, but mostly it was one interruption after another so I did most of the reading at night. Which means there wasn't a lot of sleeping. This book was just... mostly, not good. The idea actually could have been really suspenseful and science-fictiony (not a real word) intriguing. But it wasn't. I have not been interested to read her other best selling novels, the Twilight books and now I know that I REALLY don't want to read them. Her writing is monotonous and everything is the same. The character is constantly hiding in the rocks, thinking someone is going to kill her or "cringing" at everything. The guy she loves is a jerk who is constantly beating her up, but she is weirdly attracted to him and says he is "beautiful" about 30 times. The girl in her head- the body that she possess- is cruel and violent and inconsistent. One minute she wants to kill everything and hates the alien who took control of her body and the next she wants to save it. Blah, blah... I had to know what happened.
Really in the end they try to save the parasitic alien when they really should have just stuck with the plan of letting it die. Not the 'of course' happy ending, but something to really get it to stick in your mind. There were parts with the cave living that just DRAGGED forever on and the suspense was never more than a few minutes long. It could have been a better story if someone else had written it. Really, she is popular?? I have read so many better authors in my years of reading and she did not prove to be one of them with this book.
Posted by Jessica at 12:48 PM