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Great premise, poor execution
on February 14, 2013
I was somewhat torn while reading the book as to how to rate it, because while the storyline was great and grabbed my attention, the writing was, well, terrible. The entire book was replete with typos in the form of missing words, names that switched from one page to the next, wrong word usage (patients instead of patience! not to mention where instead of were and vice versa), horrible grammar, etc. And the writing itself was unbelievably clunky. A sample sentence:
"She pouted and made sure it was very strong, and pointed. She glowered at Laurel."
A strong pout? Pointed at what? Huh?
There were issues like this on every single page.
And while the story was gripping, the ending was ridiculous and that's what made me give this 2 stars. I understand authors wanting to leave things at a cliffhanger, but at least SOME things should be resolved so that the first book makes sense! Here we don't know what happens to the baby, it's unclear what's going on with the mom, we don't know what's going on in New Haven, and on and on. And quite frankly, the Jenna character and her motivations don't make any sense.
All in all, I'm annoyed I get sucked in, to a book that ended this way, after putting up with the crap writing while reading it. Not much payoff in the end.