desde Nueva York
conocimiento de camas no requeridas para "obtener" estas historias
Un amigo casado bien intencionado me dio esto, y al principio pensé "hm, otra pista no tan sutil", pensando que le agradecería (lo cual hice) y luego no me importó si lo leí o terminé. Pero esto es diferente del tomo normal de "consejos para solteros SUD" que uno podría ver, ya que está escrito por uno de los verdaderos incondicionales (Kristen Oaks se casó a mediados de los cincuenta con el élder Dallin H. Oaks, de los Doce). Lo bueno de este libro es que hace todo lo posible por no ser predicadora o presumida, ya que ha sabido más que su parte justa de la vida como soltera en una comunidad eclesiástica que valora a las familias y las parejas. Sin embargo, hay una parte de mí que se pregunta qué podría ser diferente en sus escritos si hubiera permanecido soltera y no se hubiera casado tan públicamente o con éxito. Aún así, dejando de lado ese pensamiento algo cínico, es un libro encantador que realmente tiene tanto valor para cualquier lector SUD (casado o soltero). El libro se enfoca más en las mujeres de la iglesia. Vale la pena.
Disapointing... I was so excited for this fresh new story that didn't include vampires, werewolves, fairies or anything like the typical cliche that has become the favorite genre of today. This story has the potential for such an awesome storyline, and (I never judge a book by it's cover, however...) the cover to this book is completley GORGEOUS! I quickly bought the book anticipating a great story, but the characters fell somewhat flat, and the story was a little rushed. I absolutley loved the concept, and Harley was probably the best described character. Amy's story was very inruiging to me. But her emotions are so off the wall, changing quickly from this Jason, whom is explained at the beginning as her true love, this perfect guy, but then we find out he's a playboy?! Yes we all 'like' characters with the tragic past that are emotionally damaged... yeah yeah... but it seemed like a 'quick fix' to try and add depth to Amy without having to explain her. Her emotions go from love of Jason to depression to being alone and missing her parents (another 'quick fix'), to defiance to the system of Godspeed... I couldn't get to know her or understand her at all. Elder was my biggest disapointment. His emotions fall flat, and there's no way to really fall in love with him. I tried, I tried, and I wanted to, really badly... but ut was not meant to be. I was angry when I finished this book. He literally looks at her for TWO SECONDS and then is like 'BAM I LOVE YOU'. Just because she's different. He gets jealous when Harley talks to Amy, and they've known each other for all of five minutes. The worst line in this whole book is when Elder thinks 'I know what I want to do to her.' UGH! She has red hair. Yes, you've never seen it before. Now you're in love with a stranger and willing to throw away EVERYTHING you've ever learned and everyone you've ever trusted? It just doesn't make sense for the time frame. A better idea might've beem to have Elder suspicous at first, and wanting to investigate, and not trust Amy, and in that process learn about her and eventually fall in love with her as she helps him realize the corrupt govermnet on the Godspeed. That seems a little more realistic. Enough negative stuff. Don't let me talk you out of this book, because it is definitley worth your time. If you're like me, and sick of all the dark bad boy vampire/werewolf type, and/or the too good to be true angelic type, with the inevitable love triangle (which let's face it: it's never gonna happen), then this has a fresh new look on the whole romantic vibe. This book seemed a little rushed, which is so sad, but I am definatley a fan and am rooting for Beth Revis to come out with some more good stuff. My only words of criticism: take your time! We can wait for a good book! :)