I really wanted to like this book, because there was a time when Avon historical romances was all I'd read. I don't know what changed... maybe I've just read so many truly amazing books since I've broadened my reading horizons that these kind of frothy romances don't turn my buttons anymore? Or maybe my tastes have just changed? Or maybe this was just not that great...
I'd be really sheltered if I'd never heard the story of Romeo and Juliet before, but believe it or not, I've never read the play or even seen the Leo diCaprio movie! This was the first time I've actually got a feel for the actual events of the story, and honestly it doesn't inspire me to either read the original or finally watch a young Leonardo climb up a trellis.
Right now I feel like I'm emerging slowly from a long and arduous (though not unpleasant) journey through the Chalced states. I found myself neglecting everyday chores and even turning off my phone so I wouldn't be interrupted by friends while reading. It's been a very long time since I've been so immersed in a book that I hadn't lost interest and checked social media every 30 minutes.
Sometimes, deciding if a book is 5 stars or 4 is as easy as pressing a button. But sometimes it's more difficult. This was such a time... But ultimately I'm going to settle for 4 stars.
Sometimes I think it would be better to voluntarily stab myself in the heart rather than read a really good book. This is one of those times.
Absolutely brilliant! The narrator did an amazing job here, and it just reaffirmed my love for audiobooks! The writing was so descriptive and immersive, and the narrator had the perfect tone and speed at all times! This was one of the times I watched the movie before reading the book, and I always loved the movie, but now I can really understand more about what the directors were trying to convey.
Rating: 2 Stars Date Started: 18 April 2017 Date Finished: 30 April 2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Fantasy I really didn't enjoy this book. I'm not sure if it was due to the narrator, or just because it's one of those books that just wasn't for me, but the whole time I listened to it I kinda… Continue reading Book Review: All the Birds in the Sky