My name is Chiara and I’m a bookworm.
I have another review for you. Hopefully I can keep this speed going and we’ll meet the target of 52 books this year.
Our book for this week is Princess in Practice by Connie Glynn.
This is the second book of the Rosewood Chronicles. The review is the first I posted last week, find it here.
I enjoyed this book even more than the first. A lot of the faults I found with the first one were, I think, unfortunately because I was reading this book and i was experiencing how good this author’s writing could be. The characters are more developed, including all the side ones that you only see moments of. You see more of the school in this one and the building and the campus are starting to feel a bit more fleshed out.
I am still entirely unsure of who is falling for who and in a way I am dreading getting the final answers because I don’t think it is going where I want it to go with the main characters.
I already know there is a third book planned to come out this year (2019) but I hope there is also a fourth and fifth somewhere in the works because I don’t think all the questions I have will be resolved in just one more book.
A lot of my question from the previous book has been answered however it seems like for every question that has been answered, another question has been asked. Maybe I should start keeping a list? At some point this author needs to stop asking questions.
On the other hand, there were moments in this book where is had major doubts where this book was going and why I needed to know that piece of information at exactly that time. There is an entire chapter that takes three of our characters out on a school trip right before the main climax and it just … distracts? It’s ink that’s what I want to say …distracts from the build of the book. None of the information I gained there was relevant to what happened in the climax of the book. In fact I don’t think it was relevant to what was going on within the book at all. I just hope that random piece of information becomes important in the next book.
There is also the feeling in me that this book is very … immature. Actually I’m not sure that immature is the right word. Maybe fictional? I know it is fiction but let me explain. Their response to events at time doesn’t feel real. I’m not sure at 14 and 15 I would have reacted to stuff the way they do, but then again I am nothing like them and have never been , and I would hope never will be, placed in a situation like that.
So… despite those two complaints I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I would read it again. I would recommend it to others, thought maybe a younger reader than myself who may relate to the characters better. And I will be buying the next one.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my review. Let me know what you think and tell me if you’ve read it and, once again, my name is Chiara and I am a bookworm.