Monday, April 16, 2007

The Egg-y

In getting ready to write my first book review for the Spring Reading Thing, I decided to come up with my very own Robinznest award system to rate the books I have read. You know, something like the Oscar, the Grammy, or the Popcorn -that's the one our local newspaper gives for movie reviews :) . I am going to use

the Egg-y -

and it works like this: if I really love a book it will get 5 egg-y's. If a book is good but I had some problems with it; it gets 3 egg-y's. If I just plain didn't like the book (assuming that I even finish reading it, in that case) it will only get 1 egg-y. A two or four egg-y will fall somewhere in between. Well, I hope this all makes sense! Here is my first book review:

White Chocolate Moments - by Lori Wick
I just have to say it - this was not my favorite Lori Wick book. I loved the title, and the storyline sounded promising - but it was just "a little pitchy daawwg" - if you know what I mean!
It is the story of a young girl, Arcineh Bryant, whose parents are killed in a tragic accident and she goes to live with her grandfather. The conflict enters with her aunt and very spoiled rich cousin who compete for her grandfathers affections. The story is predictable, and just never really takes off. It meanders through Arcineh's life and the misunderstandings with her grandfather were so simple - it wouldn't have taken much to fix it. The reactions of the characters in the book were a bit dramatic - it just wasn't believable. I found myself constantly checking to see how many pages were left before I could be done. It just doesn't stand up to Lori Wick's other works - doesn't even come close to Sophie's Heart . I won't give the ending away (not that you wouldn't guess it) but suffice it to say, it is very weak and disappointing. I'm so sorry to start my spring reading book reviews out this way, but this book only gets:

and I think I am being generous.


Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I love your book rating system! If only I had been creative to come up with a coffee cup system :-)

Corrie said...

Hey Robin,
Thanks for the review! Hope the next book is better!=)

Toni said...

I LOVE the egg-y!

stephanie said...

Sounds like you are right on the money with this review ... this was one of my Spring reading books as well and it didn't knock my socks off either. Definitely not up to the standards of Sophie's Heart or Pretense.

Anonymous said...

Hi Robin, thanks for your comments on my book review (re: Thorn in my Heart). I do plan to read the next in the series - but I heard personally from the author that the third book is what we will be waiting for. Liz Curtis Higgs autographed my copy of Fair as the Rose, so I have to read it at some point, lol. But I will have book 3 in tow to read right afterwards! AND, btw, I'm Nazarene too. Cool.

Beach Girl said...

I think if you really don't like a book, you should give it a cracked eggy. :-)


Barbara H. said...

I like your system -- wish I had thought of something like that. :) I would have given this book a 3.5. I liked it ok though I think Pretense, Sophie's Heart, and The Princess are her best.