Thursday, January 12, 2012
By Sherrilyn Kenyon
Recommended by Me
First sentence "I'm a socially awkward mandork."
I don't even know! It was THAT all over the place.
Look at the cover! Look at the hot kid! Read this much better synopsis! Sounds and looks great huh? I bought it way back in 2010 when it first came out and, knowing my expectations were way too high, I just kept putting it off. Well, I finally picked it up and for some reason assumed it was about an older kid. More like 16 17. Alas, he was only 14 and though this is classified as YA it reads way more like a middle grade. Still, I just readjusted my perceptions and tried, really tried, to enjoy it! It was just all over the place! There were way too many characters, all with crazy weird names and the writing, while sometimes witty, was just not that impressive. I seriously all most gave up on it but at that point I was on page 350 and I didn't want to be beat by a stupid book! So, yeah, it had potential but it just wasn't written well enough for me. I like my stories a little better crafted.
Nick was a wisecrack and some of the things he said were funny but I just could never get a hold on his personality. The rest? Well, I think a quote from the book would be best.
"Must be some mutant form of maternal bipolar disorder."
Would I recommend it?
I might have for a really young boy because there's so much ridiculous action but it's too long and needlessly complicated.