What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Happily Ever After...Not
After is a volume of collected short stories all with a dystopian theme. Some of these stories are un-put-down-able! If that isn't a word, it should be. There were many that I want more, more, more from and wished that I could find out what happened before and after After.
The variety is wide. There are some that were good, but were too science fiction for my taste- no fault of the story, I just don't love science fiction. Some were too high fantasy for me as well. Again, good writing, just not my thing.
But others, like "The Reunion" by Susan Beth Pfeffer and "The Marker" by Cecil Castelluci and "Blood Drive" by Jeffery Ford are incredible. The only one I really didn't like at all was "Reality Girl."
It was great to get acquainted with some new authors as well.
I was able to get this ARC on netgalley.com and for that I am thankful!