Author: Marissa Burt
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: Apr. 3, 2012
Source: ALA 2012
I’m kind of a sucker for anything having to do with books/literature. Especially if it’s bookception – a book within a book. So yeah, I was totally piqued by the premise of this book. I liked the characters and I was definitely interested in seeing how they would get out of the mess they were in. I enjoyed seeing the world and how it operated as everyone was a story character and had a very specific role to play. There were parts that felt a little forced, and that did jolt me out of the story at times. But for the most part I read it fairly quickly and enjoyed it.
One thing that was a little annoying: the ending. It was TOTALLY a cliffhanger. Which probably would have been severely more annoying if I had been in love with the story. But I wasn’t distraught because I hadn’t been planning on reading the sequel. So when it ended abruptly I wasn’t dismayed, just a little startled. Though I can see other people reading it and being exasperated with the lack of closure. Also, since it’s geared towards younger readers, I can see them impulsively wanting the next book. I mean, it’s hard enough for me to control my reading impulses as a twenty-something-adult when it comes to books in a series. If I love a book I really just want to forget everything I’m supposed to be doing and sit someone comfy and read until I have finished every. Single. Last. Word. This book was enjoyable, but not remarkable. I can see other people liking it though.