Rating: Liked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)
(Book received free for review from Random House.)
The good: I loved the author's writing. Her world was detailed and interesting, and she quickly drew me into the story.
The bad: This was a "chapter sample". I've never been given one of those for review before. (Thus the short review, how much can you say about a chapter sample?)
The future: I already bought a copy of the complete book, which I'll read and review next.
RL happenings: Like many people who live in an apartment, I hate my upstairs neighbors. Oh but I have really good reason to. They're the kind who cannot wake up when their alarm goes off. They let it sound for many minutes before they turn it off. This is a problem as they get up at 2 AM, 3 AM, 4 AM, or 4:45 AM. Every morning. Weekends included.
Once they're up, they're VERY loud. Stomping and yelling to each other. Run the dishwasher at 4 AM? Sure! This morning, Sunday morning, they were using their washing machine at 5 AM. But hey, I was awake at 4 AM thanks to them already, so no big deal?
I'm the type who, once they wake up, they're awake -- there's no going back to sleep for me. That means I tend to be very, very tired.
This morning they were especially loud, including what sounded like them throwing everything they own down the stairs. Turns out that was basically what they were doing. Looks like they were moving out, YAY. Sleep! Perhaps tonight I'll get a full night's rest!