Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Review #1503 Brave New Love by Paula Guran

Review: #1503
Book: Brave New Love
Author: Paula Guran
Rating: one star (out of four)
Release date: Feb. 14, 2012
Pages: 390
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Source: ALA 2012

Well, this book was a disappointment. I was really excited because it was dystopian short stories. What’s better than a dystopian world? LOTS of dystopian worlds! But most of the stories I read in this book I did NOT like. Some of them I didn’t like because I’m fairly conservative and I didn’t agree with the relationships portrayed, but there were a lot of stories I just flat-out did not like because of the way they were written. Many were dark, or weird. Some were disjointed and didn’t really make much sense as short stories. I know it’s hard to capture a dystopian world when you only have so many pages, but then shoving a relationship/romance in too...well, that definitely makes things tricky. There were a couple of stories I enjoyed (using that term very loosely), but overall it wasn’t something I liked. I was disappointed because there were some authors I had been exciting to read – but I wasn’t impressed with their selections. 

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