Thursday, January 17, 2013

That Sequel, Part 10

Currently Reading:  I found a 'starting place' in That Caulder Range:)  Read several chapters last night, and skimmed the 'boring' parts also.  Not going to recommend this one.  Or maybe it's just me.  I'll finish this and put it away.  Maybe in 10 or so years I'll come across it and have a totally different opinion?

When I Left Off:  C's helicopter had gone down in flames and he was 'missing, presumed dead'.  Obviously he wasn't; otherwise, why write a 3rd book to this mess?  Sigh....but the characters don't know that, so on we go.....

Ch. 19:
Aside from starting off maudlin, I have no idea why an entire chapter was devoted to the aftermath.  I nearly had another one of those I-want-to-hurl-this-book-under-the-next-train moments when A realizes C's parents, sister, brother, and two friends have gathered with her during this waiting period, and all she can think about is is What would he think about them being here?  Okay; they're offering you SUPPORT!  And it's his FAMILY; in times like these, people gather together to offer support and be close to their loved ones.  Geez....if all you think about is 'you're invading his personal space', then he's brainwashed you so badly.....don't get me started.  I'll rant about it instead of continuing.

5 pages later, he arrives and she thinks Holy fuck...he's alive!  What, like you were expecting him to be dead, and planning what items to keep to remember him by?

And his explanation....has soooo many holes in it!  He says they caught a ride with a trucker, with no cell phone.  What about the CB radio they all have?   I just find it incredibly hard to believe he had no way of getting word to anyone, once the trucker told him about the news.  And wasn't the trucker fawning over him, knowing the 'Great and Powerful C' was in his truck?  Ooohhhh....oh wait.  Maybe that only applies to females in the Seattle area.

And why does she hesitate to tell K he's asked her to marry him?

Ch 20:
I skimmed a great deal of this chapter, since it was all about her saying 'yes' to the proposal, followed by a lot of I'm-so-glad-you're/I'm-alive make-up/celebration-sex.  But in the morning, when she begins to realize she's going to have to tell her family, I wanted to hurl the book across the room again.  What will my mom think?  She'll be THRILLED, you idiot!  Do you not remember her reaction to meeting him?  What will my step-dad think?  He'll be thrilled also!  Give me a break.....

Thankfully, there are only two more chapters in this annoying book.  I may not buy the 3rd until Valentine's Day.


Cara Marsi said...

Thank you, Molly, for this insightful review. Why do reasonable women love this book? Like my sister-in-law and all her highly educated friends.

Janice Seagraves said...

Thank you for reading and reporting. Wow, this book sucks.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Molly, for saving me time and money. Seriously how did this become so popular?

Molly Daniels said...

@Cara: I'm still trying to understand the appeal!

@Janice and Kitty: You're welcome:) And as long as it brings people to my least Kenzie's books saw a spike in sales! I'll have to remember to push mine also:)

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who barely made it through book 1, I'm happy you are doing the review of book 2 because it saves me a lot of wasted hours.

Fiona McGier said...

It's so depressing to realize that this series alone made the publishing house so wildly successful last year that everyone got a huge bonus, just from the profits of this trash. Yet no one could be bothered to edit out all of the glaring inconsistencies you point out?

Yet here I am, slogging through yet another round of edits and "suggestions" from my editor, when from what I can tell from past history, only about 20 people will read the book, including me and the editor! Life is so unfair!