Sorry to have to say this guys but due to some timing issues I won't be able to do Book Review Thursdays on a regular basis. I will be sure to spotlight really great authors and books i read. There will still be other posts but I have to discontinue our Thursday activity due to lack of time to write a solid review and lack of time to actually read enough books to review. Presently i've been reading a book but I've had such little free time that I've been reading this book for three weeks! No book not even a bad book takes me three weeks to read. So sadly it is time to end this section of blogging and move on to the next.
Wicked is one of those books that every musical has picked up or even read before they saw the musical and i must admit its not the longest book 400ish pages is not completely threatening. I read this book before i saw the musical and i must admit the musical ended on a much happier note than the book
The book left me sad and ready to read Son of a witch. Let's start at the beginning i started reading and i wasn't in love. It actually took me four months to read this book. That is like a millennium in my reading world. I usually finish a book in a week if i'm busy a month tops.
The book starts off with Elphie's childhood and the musical doesn't make it as terrible as the book does. Her parents were terrible. She grew up and went to school where she met Glinda and her eventual main love interest. After a series of choice Elphie ends up in Oz where she runs into her Prince again and this time he is married but their growing bond is hard to ignore. He turns out to be one of the few people that look past the green.
After his death, Elphie and her son travel to the West where the prince's children and wife live. Elphie stays there and eventually starts to build her reputation as the wicked witch of the west. Especially when the prince's family is killed. She is left with her son and flying monkeys.
The story eventually goes into when Dorothy arrives in Oz and kills Elphie's sister. Elpheba returns to oz to retrieve her sister's shoes and through some backstabbing by her backstabbing friend Glinda and her bad reputation. Elphie is eventually destroyed by Dorothy leaving her son to fight off his crush on Dorothy and live alone for the first time.
I was actually really surprised by this book by Lucy Kevin. I have read all the other Lucy Kevin books like Seattle Girl and honestly all her books besides Gabrielle are light and simply funny, bubbly romances.
This book was a lot deeper, a lot darker, and i lot more intriguing. This book had me very curious after every page.
The book is about a girl named gabrielle and the family curse that affects all the women in her family once they turn 18. Gabrielle must decide whether to heed the curse or go to the boy she thought she fell for before she found out about the curse. Gabrielle eventually is torn between two guys the boy from school and the guy her grandmother approves of, the one she could never marry. Don't look for any resolution of that problem in this book. Sorry!
The ending, that left me wanting the second book right away needs it's own paragraph I was left pretty empty and with a lot of unanswered questions. Frankly, it left me hanging and not in the good way i usually feel at the end of a book i'm expecting a sequel to. It was a mild resolution that left me going "but that can't be the ending what about the love triangle? What about the curse?" I wanted more pages and believe me i will be reading the next one whenever she decides to publish it. I have so many questions i have to have answered and i guess that leaves me waiting for the second book.
I'd love your opinion guys if you read this too.
Peace and Love,