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Micro-Review: The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

 

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Posted May 14, 2013 by

The BetThe Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After the first quarter of the book I thought this was going to be a DNF (did not finish). I started flipping through to see if it got any better, less juvenile. For about the first 2/3 it was pretty immature, in both story and writing style… shallow with little emotional depth. I thought maybe it was just the character of the male protagonist (if you can even call him that), but even the parents and grandparents came off as immature. Then, suddenly, around the 2/3 mark, everything opened up and the characters had more depth and the story more weight. If the entire book had been this way I could have given it a better score.

Not recommended. It was just “okay”, and there are plenty of other books out there that are actually worth the purchase price.

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.


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