I dunno what the chances are that one can have one title for two different books about two totally different things, but I guess with chicklit, it was only a matter of time (particularly when the title is a line from marital vows. There’s probs 4 other ones). I just finished reading Something Borrowed by Martina Reilly (I love those Irish lasses. #teamMarianKeyes) a month after I read Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (and I have just finished Something Blue by her as well, so here goes).
I was pleasantly surprised by this lassie. I read the book and watched the movie (and of course there were inconsistencies) and they were both pretty good. It’s about the classic mousy sidekick who falls in love with her shallow diva best friend’s fiancee. As far as chicklit goes, it’s a strong 3.
Meh. That’s all I have to say about this sequel. I don’t know why people do sequels. It’s almost never a good idea, unless it’s LOTR or WOT, or…Sweet Valley. This one is about what happens to the shallow diva best friend after the fiasco. I didn’t like the character development, or where she decided to go with the story (especially because I saw it coming…though to be fair, it’s chicklit. You always see it coming.), but I got to the end of the book, which is a lot more than I can say for George Martin’s (GOT guy) Fevre Dream, which I could not get past page 100. It gets a strong 2, I guess. Meh…
Yay! The Irish! I love it all. Leprechauns and shamrocks espesh. This one’s about a girl who is adopted and wants to find her birth mother, on the road to conquering truths about her life and herself, and everything she thought to be real. I also quite liked this girl. She writes very simply. She is not into ati description or anything too fancy, which is exactly how I like my written material to be. Frills are nice, but sometimes, you want to keep it basic. In fact, she is almost too basic. I almost didn’t like her, until I discovered that basic is really the way to get to the heartstrings. I felt tears more than once aching to get out and I had to remind myself I’m not a crier. Not really. I did like this one, and I didn’t think I was going to. A strong 3.
p.s. Watched Skyfall yet?