Wife 22

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Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon, is considered a book belonging to the chick-lit wave. I would rather say the wife-lit wave. A completely different menu.

Target audience?  Obviously those with wife status, but also those who, at least once in their life, had an online romance and know what an unhealthy spell can put on you the words of a complete stranger.

Where and when? San Francisco, modern times.

Strong points? The love story taking shape through bytes and megabytes, the light humor, the simple style, ideal for a Sunday, in the train, in a plane, on a boat, in a tractor or in other unconventional means of transportation.

Weak points? The desperate attempt to convince a schizoid society, like ours, that marriage is still the best solution in the world. I could have swallowed this idiocy, but the author kept on shoving down my throat this idea until the razzle-dazzle ending.

Favorite characters? The Researcher, but not the hysterical husband.

Convince-me! Wife lifestyle, well described. Up to a point, obviously.

Bonus? I don’t have one,  because from the above mentioned point on things kind of go crazy and we find ourselves in the middle of a teenage like rekindled passion, while we are dealing with two jobless partners with serious issues of communication.  Chica, seriously?

Stars? 7, because it can be easily read, while you are watching a movie, or doing your nails and giving Likes on Facebook. 🙂

Fallen

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Fallen by Lauren Kate is apparently the fist volume of a series of some sort.

Target audience? Everybody who is VERY MUCH young adult, if I may say so, but also people who still believe that pigs can fly. Or simply those who need to read something with an empty brain.

Where and when? Savannah, Georgia, modern times.

Strong points? The book cover!

Weak points? The romance between a fallen angel and a mortal is not only one of the most used cliches,  but to screw badly such a generous recipe is almost unforgivable.

Favorite characters? The Angels.

Convince-me! In the end we will read about an unexpected death, which saves the general disaster.

Bonus? The pool built inside a church.

Stars? If I had been a fan of the romance books with Gothic accents, I would have probably given something around 7. But as I am not one, I will not dare.

P.S. My smirking should not stop you from trying to read it. It is possible for the book to bring you pleasure. 🙂