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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Fireblood
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe - Beth Revis

Bored.

That's how I describe myself throughout this book. It was a bit of a pain to get through to the end (oh look, I've been reading it since July) but I finally finished it. And there's not a lot to say.

I feel like this was really popular when I was younger, and I see how it would have appealed to my younger self. But for the me in the now, there was a lot of scenes in here I found unnecessary, dragging, and boring. I didn't care much about the characters, didn't care much about who was unfreezing the frozens and what their goals were (wasn't expecting who it was though, so there's that).

 

I just don't know. I read books like this that I expect to like and I think, maybe I'm just too old for YA these days, because all I can think about is how I would have certainly gone crazy over it had I read it years ago. But now, all I can muster is a "meh."

I have the sequel sitting on my shelf and I'm side-eying it. It's not going to be on my reading list any time soon, I don't think.

 

(psst. my first review of 2014!)

 

(edit: welp, this book isn't as old as I thought. Only 2011? I was thinking more along the lines of around 5 years old. oh well.)