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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Stuck by Lissette E. Manning

Stuck - Lissette E. Manning

30/6 - I won Stuck in a GR giveaway quite a while ago, but I missed the fact that it was more of a pamphlet than a novel. I find it hard to call this a 'book'. The story is 17 pages long with a page and a bit of acknowledgements at the beginning and seven pages of preview for her new paranormal book Haunted. In my book (which is very long and convoluted) that is unfair to the buying public (not that I'm one of them, but if I was I'd be a bit pissed). If this was a longer book with the same percentage between story and preview, say 270 pages instead of 27 (total number of pages) then the preview would be 70 pages long. There'd be anarchy in the GR streets. A large proportion of pages of preview compared to the actual story is not what the majority of the reading public want, or would accept, especially if they were paying for the book. The story itself was nothing much and I don't really understand why Manning bothered to get it published. I don't really think there's enough content to win her any fans. Maybe it was all a way of getting her Haunted preview out there (not reading or reviewing that, as that's not the book I signed up for). Also, what on earth does the front cover have to do with any part of the story? Nothing. It has nothing to do with what's written inside the cover. At no point in the story did the characters have any time to be gazing dreamily out a window in a camisole or nice dress (hard to tell due to the shadow). This is getting one and a half stars from me due to false advertising, illogical cover, and a pointless plot. It's also going to find a new home via the library.