Mar 3, 2016

Book Review: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Book: Vinegar Girl
Author: Anne Tyler
Publisher: Hogarth an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, NY
Format: Good Old Print
Pages: 235

I had the wonderful opportunity to read Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. It is a stated remaking of Taming of the Shrew.

The story revolves around Kate, a young woman who lives with her father and younger sister and whos life revolves around them. Her father is a scientist who works at a nearby college campus. His assistant Pyotr is in a pickle with immigration and her father comes up with a schme that involves Kate that will change her life completely.

The main thing that I dislike about this book is that it was a little to fast. I enjoyed reading it and was able to do so in one sitting but I would love to read the story with more detail in the "after". It does hold true and closes the story out without leaving much questions but I think it would be great for the author to have a how and when after the main event.

I love the fact that the title comes from an old saying " You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." But, Why would you want to catch flies? I also enjoy the fact that the author kept the accent as written which makes you have to read it in an accent in your mind ( or at least I did).

This is a good retelling just wish there was more after the main event.

The Sorcery Code

Book Review

The Sorcery Code

Author: Dima Zales

The story revolves around a magician who against the rules accidentally creates a woman that can be used as a magical object. She does not want to live as a used object and he allows her to try living as a normal person. That doesn't go as planned. Its at these moments that the story moved a bit fast without really explaing (in my opinion) what was going on. His ex fiancee and her new beau do not make life any easier for him since he is out to gain power and she is still hurt by him creating a perfect woman in peoples eyes.

I had the opportunity to read The Sorcery Code which falls under the fantasy magical genre. I think that it is an interesting read but it may not get to the potential it needs.Some parts of the story leave you with questions. They may be answered in other books to come.