Two new books for my read list:
Finding Ms. Write
Already mentioned it before: a collection of short stories from authors of lesbian romance about "book people" finding love through their passion for literature. As with any anthology, some stories are better than others. In the case of Finding Ms. Write
, I cannot say I disliked any of them. I did not emotionally connect with one or two, while others I thought could have been a little longer to better explore the characters and the themes. But all of them were enjoyable reads. An excellent anthology!
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Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1):
I was captivated by the premise: Medusa being a monster was a story fabricated by Athena and her descendants are huntresses of monsters. The development of this premise, however, was not what I hoped for.
One of the problems, I confess, might be partially on me. It had been a while since I last read YA and this one made me remember why this genre is not among my favourites. A lot of beats felt repetitive, as I knew I had seen them in many other stories before. It took me some chapters to sympathise with the characters and I must say they are not totally bad, as each of them have their own voice and personality. Greer was the only one who didn't grow on me, and I blame this on her late introduction.
This being a trilogy, I understand that mysteries must be left for the other books but I truly expected to know more by the end of this first volume. Sweet Venom
poses a lot of questions and most of them are left hanging while the narrative keeps going back and forth between the girls accepting and denying their fate, and then the book is over. Considering the relatively short number of pages, it would have been better if the story had been more dynamic and progressed more.
I will probably give the second volume a chance, just not now, and when I decide to read the next one, I'll be sure to go with lower expectations.
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