Posts Tagged ‘confused’


So right off the bat with this series, I have a question. The book descriptions for Resistor and Remastered are almost the same. Same characters, same situation. One’s a bit more explicit than the other, but otherwise… are these the same book, or is there a mistake somewhere?

And then it gets worse. There are only two full-length novels out (Resistor and Remastered are those in-between novellas that are so popular right now) and … they also sound a lot alike. It’s hard at first to figure out that the second book is a continuation of their story. Why not just say that at the start? After seeing two novellas with the same description, when I saw two novels talking about the same two people and the same set-up of “it was supposed to be a one-night stand…” what is a person supposed to think?

When I see problems like this, I gotta stop and wonder if they’re signs of even bigger problems later on in the books. Hard to say; the overall reviews are pretty good, and that makes me want to read them for myself and see exactly what’s going on.

Susan sent this on to me with her notes about the first entry in the Jukebox Heroes series, The Hand of Fate. I just looked over the site, and I guess she never wrote the review, but her notes said it was cute and had potential but wasn’t a favorite.

She sent over all the books at once and I guess I should have looked them up because what I thought was the next book, which is actually the first because that first one Susan read was actually a prequel or something… Confused yet? I am.

Always put your series number in the book title, if not on the cover, okay? Avoid this confusion.

So I picked up Everything You Are and started reading.

People, this isn’t a standalone. It’s about some whiny girl who’s in a bad relationship with a rock star and she knows she ought to cut him loose, but it’s like she’s more caught up in the fact of who he is than being treated right.

So she finds a group in a nearby bar who accept her, but she’s too caught up in her own drama to pay much attention to them.

And then there’s mention of some paranormal or extra special stuff. I think we’re supposed to know what’s going on because it’s never fully explained, or why the rock star boyfriend has to go on this hunt for someone who doesn’t seem to want to be found by him.

You know where this one is heading: DNF. Not enough backstory, and a heroine I couldn’t care less about. And that rocker? He’s self-absorbed in ways that were new to me, but I sure didn’t like him, either.