Sunday, August 15, 2010

Book Review #1055 Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

Book Review #1055
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

The one word I'd use to describe this book: Disturbing. It didn't end how I had expected and was weird and overly dramatic. Throughout my reading I kind of had this sick feeling in my stomach because I didn't like where the story was going. A lot of the characters frustrated me and seemed superficial. I didn't like any of the people and was annoyed with their actions throughout the story. Well, actually, annoyed isn't the best word, more like dismayed. None of the characters felt well-rounded and I didn't care about their backstory.

I'm not really sure why I finished the book. The three different viewpoints were disjointed and confusing. Each time it switched I had to re-orient myself. The suspense worked well in the beginning, but fairly early on I figured out what Katherine's "dark secret" was and just wished they would get on with it and give me the details of what happened. After it was finally revealed I felt like all the drama and suspense was over and the rest of the story lagged. I was also annoyed that greater development wasn't given about all that Katherine had "suffered." Definitely not a book I'd recommend.

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