You’re reading along, on the virtual edge of your seat. You’re at the so-called “resolution” of the book and BAM! You hit the “ABOUT THE AUTHOR” page… *sad trombone* […]
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
On world building alone, Rosamund Hodge scored a huge ass WIN with her debut novel, Cruel Beauty. At least by my standards….
The Promise of Amazing has a lot going for it: great character development, strong writing, and overall execution. Oh, and that cover! It is so cute!!! Yes, that’s what got me to pick up this book. But for me, it was the actual story, the situations, and more importantly, the reactions the characters had that got me only liking this story. I just didn’t fall over myself loving this story.
Take one part The Scarlet Pimpernel, shake a tiny bit of Merchant-Ivory Films over top (because we all must know our place in society), inject a good shot of Watson and Crick in, and smack it over the top with the action from The Bourne Identity and there you have it. That’s the book in a nutshell.
Have I totally lost you? I do that a lot….
I really need to find more books that are adaptations of classics. Because I’m becoming a sucker for these types of books. Jane Austen, who knew I loved you so much?!