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Munira @ In Vogue with Books

Mostly YA obsessed, my blog reflects it A LOT. It features books from NA & other fiction too. I share all my book rants there, post mostly spoiler-free reviews & many other bookish and non-bookish stuff :D

Currently In Vogue with

The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Michelle Hodkin
Anatomy of a Misfit
Andrea Portes
Surrender
Rhiannon Paille
A Conspiracy of Alchemists
Liesel Schwarz
Mirror Blue
Thomma Lyn Grindstaff
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Sherrie Cronin
Chaos Children
B.C. Sirrom
All the Lovely Creatures
Emily Joyner, C.C. Hartley, Charlotte Dhark, S.J. Bell, B.C. Sirrom, Lisa Goldman, Rebecca Nolan, Mark Mackey, Jennifer Rainey, L. M. Smith

Review: A Boy From The Woods by Jen Minkman

The Boy From The Woods - Jen Minkman

The plot is good. It has potentials. If others things had gone well, I would have loved it, seriously, and I really wanted to love it.

 

I loved the cover. It is beautiful. Not the blurb, not the title, because of the cover alone I had requested it.It has a fairytale-kind of touch to it. And I read the blurb much later after I've got it.

 

Mostly I wasn't happy with the character development. I wanted to see more of Julie. More of Michael, together if not individually. But they seemed as if they are some supporting characters. Moments which could have been put to use to develop their characters were often occupied with minor characters. And even they were not crafted up to the mark! I dislike when I see the leads missing from the story.

 

Even though the plot was good,the story seemed dragging at times. I felt it contained filler scenes more than it was necessary. I mean, I understand if a book has filler moments, it is often needed for the story itself. But I'm not okay with too many of them!

 

The mystery element was not that bad. That is one of the few things I enjoyed about this book. But again, choppy character development affected that too. 

There are books that look promising at thier very first glances. This one was one such kind of book for me. Unfortunately, things did not click. I didn't hate the book, or I would have simply DNFd it, but I definitely had expected more and I feel sorry to have not enjoyed the book the way I wanted.

 

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