Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Magic, Witches
This is a pretty easy story to read, but maybe too easy. I finished the first hundred pages in no time, and yet when I pondered what I had actually read, I realized that there wasn’t much substance in those hundred pages. It’s a lot of the main character talking about things and constantly being her sarcastic self. I don’t mind sarcasm at all, if it’s in a witty conversation, but when someone is talking to themselves – thinking – and they’re being sarcastic all the time, I’m just like, ”Who are you performing for and why? Those are supposed to be your intimate thoughts that we just so happen to have access to and yet you’re thinking like you know someone is there to read your mind.”
Also, can we leave Robin Hood to rest for a couple of years, see forever, or must we resurrect him over and over in YA fiction? We mustn’t. We shan’t. We won’t. I’ve encountered so many Robin Hoods in my YA fantasy books/series and, in the beginning, the concept seemed really smart and original, but now I can’t help but wonder if there’s something else that can be explored that shows me that we are growing as a community of writers and readers. For example, I would much rather see a character teach the poor how they can advance financially and offer their support than see them steal from the rich.
All in all, not awful but still a proud DNF!
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“This is a pretty easy story to read, but maybe too easy.” I feel this so much!! And for me, i t really sucks too when a book leave me with a feeling of “huh??” or at least if it’s not remarkable enough. Love the book cover though. Great review, Lola!! 🙂