Interstellar Adventures

January 24, 2007

Reading in lieu of Sleep

Filed under: It's Me, Lass,Rants & Opinions — by InterstellarLass @ 10:15 am

I’ve never been more happy with a book I just picked up and thought might be interesting. Last night at about 12:30 am, I finished Love Walked In. I didn’t mean to stay up so late. But once I got close to the end I couldn’t just put it down. It was getting too good. And when it was done, I didn’t want it to be over.

The first thing I liked about this book was the way the story was told from two perspectives. Each chapter switched between the two characters, Cornelia, written in first-person narrative, and Clare, written in third-person. The second thing I liked was that, despite the title, this was not a story focused on romance. Rather it focused on relationships. The descriptions of the characters are so vivid. The really come alive with each chapter. The author’s writing style is smooth and quick, which made it an easy read. Some of the plot was slightly predictable, but there are a few curve balls the author throws in to keep you wondering just a little. You’re more hoping that something will happen than knowing it will happen. There was a point in the story where I actually started to cry with sadness, and another point where I cried with happiness. When a book can make me cry, you know it’s got to be good. Each of the characters in the book are so well developed and you really get to know each one personally.

Marisa de los Santos will definitely be on my ‘watch list’. And there’s supposedly a movie in the works. Evidently Sarah Jessica Parker loved the book so much, she’s producing it. Now, I’m not a big fan of hers, and I’m not sure I can see her playing the character of Cornelia, but I think this book has the potential to make a great film.

I actually don’t have anything sitting on my bedside table to read next! What will I do?!? C’mon. Help me out. Tell me what you’ve read recently that I should read next!

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