Thursday, June 2, 2011

Previously on...

my blog. lol  Hmm I think I was reading Larissia Ione's series.  Ok I finished those and Lore's story was my favy.  But since then?  I think I've only read about 2 or 3 books that I really enjoyed without being annoyed by a character or a slow plot.  Isn't that sad?  So hmmmmm which book do I talk about?

By: Imogen Rose

Come find me two years ago...

Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension.
She suddenly found herself in the past.  In on moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey, to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself transported from a happy life with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one living with her mother whom she hates.  Apparently it's a life she's always lived in.
Everyone knows her as Arizona Darly, but she isn't.  She is Arizon Stevens.
As she struggles to find answers she is certain of one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible...

Portal is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darley's attempt at creating a perfect world for herself and her children.  Arizona's quest for answers threatens to undermine the seemingly perfect world that her mother has so carefully constructed.

Ok so when I first started reading this book I was like "YESSSSSS!!!!!!  Awesome!!!!"  Then as I continued reading  my face went from this:  :-D  to this  :-/     then to this   >:-(   <--that is an angry face by the way.

Arizona gets transported to an alternate time line and what does she do?  Tries out for the hockey team, gets a boyfriend, and half heartedly tries to find her dad.  And instead of talking to her mother about it, conversations that should be important get pushed aside until after a hockey game, or after a barbecue.  I mean SERIOUSLY.  I get that she doesn't want people to think that she is crazy, but I mean...what was the point of the book then?

And don't even get me started on the weird awkward language, the constant label dropping, or the fact that more than half way through the book, even though it's been all from Arizonas POV, suddenly we get some boring little snippets of the mom's POV.  Totally worthless and pointless snippets I might add.

 How did Olivia (the mom) figure out how to go back in time?  How did  Rupert (? I think that was his name?) know to tell Olivia to come find her.  How did he meet her in the first place?!  These are answers that I wanted to know!  Not how Arizona's stupid hockey tryouts went, or her feelings for her the boy that she just met, but OF COURSE IS NOW IN LOVE WITH.  GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.  GR.

No, I will not read the next two books.  I don't even care what happens.   *cries*


Tammy (The Book Fairy's Haven) said...

Oh dear, I think I'll be giving this one a skip entirely. I really, really hate instant love relationships in books, and books that don't explain important aspects of the novel (such as the going back in time aspect) are also something I'd be weary of reading. I get that if the book is a series, there should be a few questions left to answer, but those questions shouldn't be ones that seem like it should be answered in the first book. Sorry that you didn't enjoy this one!

a!k0 said...

Sorry you didn't like the does sound like a good read from the extract..guess its just one of those books that fail to deliver. Although I like your angry face XD