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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Amazing read!

This book was a little hard to get into.. but after page 6 your good! This book has something for everyone. Thrillers, romance, edginess, joy, and everyhting else a person can imagine. The characters are great and so is the storyline. Not confusing at all. It took me 1 ...
This book was a little hard to get into.. but after page 6 your good! This book has something for everyone. Thrillers, romance, edginess, joy, and everyhting else a person can imagine. The characters are great and so is the storyline. Not confusing at all. It took me 1 day and a half to finish the book. It was that good! Highly recomended to all!

posted by 1702426 on August 3, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

You Had Lice in a Past Life

Okay, I will start off by saying this isn't my first Meg Cabot book. I knew what I was getting into. I knew I wasn't about to engage in literary gold when I opened this book. Anybody who would expect that needs a reality check because....well, look at the cover. It's pi...
Okay, I will start off by saying this isn't my first Meg Cabot book. I knew what I was getting into. I knew I wasn't about to engage in literary gold when I opened this book. Anybody who would expect that needs a reality check because....well, look at the cover. It's pink and purple for crying out loud.

This book was very quick and entertaining. It's fluffy, girly brain candy. I always have trouble rating books like these because my wanna-be intelligent self is like "you're too good for these books, go read Chaucer instead", while my teenage girl self enjoys them. Alas I am a conflicted soul.

I went into this all haughty, believing it to be all too predictable, and it was for the most part. Meg Cabot leaves little hints before hand so you know what's going to happen before the narrator does and then repeats it often enough for the especially dense. But then came the twist....those things always make me feel like an a-hole.

The narrator is likeable enough. I didn't want to drown her, which is something special considering most of the heroines in YA nowadays. But then she committed the Ultimate Offense in my mind- claiming some guy is your soulmate after two days. Ugh, I HATE characters like that, especially when they are in high school. Hey, the guy who sits next to me in math class is pretty hot, but that doesn't mean I want to spend eternity with him. I guess I let it slide this time because these characters are reincarnated and have know each other for centuries, which is plenty of time to get to know someone (but do we ever really know someone hmmm?).

Some of the plot points were pretty ridiculous and had me holding back chuckles of disbelief. I know...you guys are probably like "Well, it is a fantasy set in highschool, what did you expect?". To that I say IT'S MY REVIEW AND I GET TO COMPLAIN IF I WANT TO.

The characters weren't as fleshed out as they could have been. Particularly Lance. Poor Lance, he is practically brushed aside in this retelling. And did Jennifer HAVE to be a cheerleader? (guess what color her hair was). I also would have liked to see some other Arthurains characters and more (dare I say it) education. This book barely touches the surface of the tale it's based on. And for those who enjoyed the book and want to read more Arthurian fiction- whilst still be entertained- I recommend The Once and Future King

The writing is nothing challenging and is meant to be read quickly. No moments of beauty here. Just straight-to-the-point-prose with the occasional dash of humor.

I have to give it up to Meg Cabot. She sure knows how to get people to read her books. I knew I wasn't going to love this book before I went into it, and yet I read it anyway. God help her fans.

posted by Awesomeness1 on April 17, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2008

    Avalon High

    I liked Meg Cabot before I read this book. Even I can write better than this. I can't believe anyone would want to publish this. It looks like a rough draft. The whole King Arthur thing was way too silly.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 27, 2013

    Ashly

    Wow f... awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Hate

    I hate this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Should i read it

    I read teen idol and loved it should i read this? How long is it

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Worst Book EVER

    Really Bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2008

    Not Worth Your Time.

    This book sounded like it would be very interesting, and I thought I would go on to wanting to read the second one, but thats not what happened. I was dissapointed extremely disappointed with this book, mostly because it was boring, and hardly made any sense.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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