Monday, July 18, 2016

Review: Wedding Night

Title Wedding Night
By Sophie Kinsella
Genre Chick lit
Rating ⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
When Lottie's long time boyfriend fails to propose to her she breaks it off. Heartbroken she jumps into a relationship with an ex boyfriend. They decide to elope and rush off to Greece where they first met for a honeymoon of a lifetime.
Lottie's sister Fliss has seen her sister do some drastic, crazy things after a breakup but nothing as serious as marrying a man she hardly knows. Determined to stop Lottie from making a horrible decision and regretting it forever, Fliss will stop at nothing to save her sister.

First Sentence
I've bought him and engagement ring.

After reading and loving Finding Audrey Sophie's YA book, I knew I wanted to read more by her. To my knowledge, her other books are all adult books that I would classify as chick lit. When this one came up as a Kindle Daily Deal. I snatched it up and began to read; needing something light and fluffy. Light and fluffy is exactly what I got. This story was so ridiculously crazy and fun. The banter between the characters was great and the crazy situations had me smiling and snickering. Despite being on the lighter side, this book was littered with words I didn't know the meaning of. Thank goodness I read it on my Kindle app so I could click on each word as it came up and look up the meaning with ease. Since I love learning new words, I found this fun.

So why did I only give it two stars? Well, because it got a little too ridiculous. It's kind of like that episode of SpongeBob (yeah, I'm going there) where SpongeBob rips his pants and after getting a few laughs just can't let it go. He keeps trying to drag out the humor until people are just plain sick of it. That's how I felt here. It just got so ridiculous that the humor started to go sour and by the last 50 or so pages I just wanted it to end!

So, sadly, while I'm not writing off Kinsella's other books, I was rather disappointed. I guess I expected more.

Should you read it?
If no amount of shenanigans irritate you and you want light and fluffy then, yes, go ahead and give this one a go.

15 comments:

  1. You never know with chick lit, it is so hard to give this genre a try.

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    1. I usually end up liking it. Not so much this time.

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  2. I love Sophie Kinsella, but this one is not a favorite. I love the Shopaholic series, but that one does get ridiculous, especially later in the series. The two books I recommend the most are Can You Keep a Secret and I've Got Your Number.

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    1. I've heard good things about Can You Keep A Secret so I'll definitely check that one out.

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  3. Sorry you were disappointed with this one. I've wanted to read her books for a while, specifically her Shopaholic series. I probably would like this a lot, though, lol.

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    1. I can't decide what you'd think.

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  4. Ohh, it's been ages since I'd read one of her books! Probably since my teens. And this is precisely why... they do tend to get ridiculous at times. It's just not my kind of humor.

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    1. Yeah, it gets a little ridiculous.

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  5. Haven't read this one, but it sounds like it's not one of her best. Maybe she didn't try as hard with this one because she knew her publishers would publish it regardless. But hey, at least you learned some new words. :)

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    1. Exactly! I love learning new words.

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  6. Finding Audrey is the only one of hers that I've read too, and I want to read more. Guess it won't be this one though!

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  7. Sorry to hear this one turned sour on you. Forced humour always hurts to read. I'm not big on chick lit so will definitely give this a pass.

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    1. I'm ok with chick lit but this one was a bit much.

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  8. Kinsella is hit or miss for me, so I'll probably skip this one. I did really like her Can You Keep a Secret though.

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