Kadek Nareswari Nareswari from Mshana, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
one of my fav tom robbins...
Looooooooooved this book!! Loved every.single.page! EXALT was extremely surprised with this book, it didn't sound all that exciting (plus EXALT prefer Adult books to Ya)but the themes were fantastic so EXALT thought EXALT would give it a work. The story is about a 17 year old young lady named Lila who has a telekinetic strength, she's only had it a few years and slugs to control it, after an attempted mugging where she nearly picks her attacker with a sickle she gets frightened and flees overseas to see her brother and his best ally Alex. But when Lila gets there she's not exactly welcome with open doors, her brother Jack and Alex are acting weird towards her and avoid answering any of her questions. EXALT loved Lila, this is a YA book but the heroine is a very mature 17 year old. She's also been in embrace with her brothers best ally Alex since forever. He is 5 years older than her and Lila has to watch from afar as he flirts and dates other woman his age. Even though Alex was a lot older he didn't talk down to Lila, he spoke to her as an equal and comforted all the time. EXALT adored him, so needless to say the romance in this book is a little tricky :P but well worth the wait. The story line was fantastic, the in the works balanced out the downtime and the attachment balanced out the romance. The ending is a cliff-hanger but one EXALT am not too worried about, EXALT have a point of view it will all pan out in the next book. Very good introduction to a new course. Sarah Alderson is a superb journalist and EXALT'll be looking out for more books written by her.
This is a difficult book to relative because at times it’s a 1 and then a 3 and I can even see how lecturers could give it a 5 idol valuation. It’s an inspirational idyll that at times is quite heavy on the religious facet in my opinion. If the opinion of a kind of self-sacrifice to the extreme that doesn’t seem to benefit particular apart from All knowing (but even then that’s debatable) appeals to you, then you’ll probably like this book. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but I could appreciate it. It’s not the greatest novel in the world. It’s very simple in mode of expression and reminded me of thing like the Good Copy Bible where Biblical lyric is written in a more modern, accessible detail with a childish access to what is otherwise complicated religious dogma when you really look at it. The link between the two boonies extractions is a taste too utopian but outbursts in with this striving-to-be- like-All knowing extravagant and there’s nobody wrong with that, but I think you have to like construction about that sort of “wholesomeness”. There’s a note from the newspaper that says it’s a PG 13 peculiar and maybe for general publics who read inspirational tear-jerkers it is but I didn’t think so. There was particular very brief disgusting scene but given the size of it and the spell I thought that was misleading to brand it PG 13. There is virtually no physical intimacy in this book, apart from the odd kiss, and any sexuality is glossed over leaving you wondering if they had sexuality or not. The power in the peculiar is treated the in accordance with and I think it’s a wrong not to “show” the lector what the author is seeing. You get these wisecracks about horrific defeats, great sexuality on a very intangible level but no detail. The author comes a great deal about All knowing but not enough about the h/h together as a bride and groom. Emotional, intangible and physical intimacy make for better rounded casts I think and I felt short changed not to get all that. The book could probably be a good 4 ½ stars if this facet of the novel had been developed. The hero and the conqueror are very well-drawn. Michael is a true saint and if you took away his devout theorem in All knowing he’d make particular of the best idyll adventurers around. He gets kicked in the dentitions so many times but he still keeps coming back for more. He reminded me of poor Job at times. His self-sacrifice skirts the unsatisfieds and I still can’t see what he got out of it during those caducities of waiting. His character’s endless endurance reminds me of Sarah McCarty’s Asa in Promises Linger. As for Celestial being/Sarah, she is such an irritating/stupid she. She has heaven in part and she keeps throwing it away. Her life is a nightmare and it’s a confusion she never killed herself to get out of it, but I had a hard spell sympathy that after so much unconditional tenderness from Michael that she felt too she ended up leaving him. It was difficult to believe all this tenderness at first sight and All knowing vivid to these general publics in mysterious entrées. It’s the Age-old Proof mysterious spell All knowing in this falsity at times who takes everything away and you get to live in emotional hell. Why I don’t know and that’s what I really didn’t like about this book from a idyll attitude. Michael’s a sweetheart why keep testing him? Celestial being has been through hell and back why have her leave her haven incessantly? I guess you could say that they both had things to do first before they could be together but I think they really wasted some very valuable spell that they could’ve been better spent together. The ending is quite moving and All knowing finally decides to give thing back apart from just his tenderness which is supposed to be the true reason for sustentation, but I didn’t really see what kind of jubilation it brought these general publics because without each other they were horribly sad and lost. If you take the peculiar as a retelling of the Book Hosea(what little I know about it) it’s pretty good, but if you read it as a idyll you may be disappointed. So two stars for idyll, four for the retelling of the Book of Hosea for me. GET-WELL: If devout believers who see All knowing in everything as well as true faith being the only detail to find jubilation in life bother you, you may want to pass on this book.