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Aimee

I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

When It Happens

When It Happens - Susane Colasanti I'm starting to think that maybe, just maybe, Susane Calasanti is not an author for me. I didn't mind the romance so much, but I found myself gritting my teeth through most of the novel. It has a Pride and Prejudice storyline, which I usually love, but I'm going to admit, the writing drove me up the wall.

I don't mind slang when used in character speech. But I don't like to see it in a form of writing. Let me give you a little example: Instead of: She said "I found it over here!" the author used: She's like "I found it over here" and He's all "No way, man!". Every time I read that, I wanted to snap an imaginary rubber band at the author to get her out of the habit of doing the "She's all, I'm like" crap. It may just be this novel, but I think I can honestly say I won't be missing out on anything by making this my last Colasanti novel.

Like in the other novel of hers I've read, the characters don't come to life for me. I don't connect in any way and I end up rushing through just to say I finished it and so I can move on to something good. This was definitely a novel I did not enjoy.

So I leave you this, my thoughts rolled into one short but effect thought. In the words of Meatloaf (the singer, not the food), I want my money back.