I will confess immediately (I would never hold out against the Spanish Inquisition) that this was not my first try with this book. It is, indeed, the book that I have had the longest on my eReader. And (to continue with the honesty), after trying to read it the first time, I couldn’t have told you why I stopped reading it in the first place. Fortunately, I have many, many books to read; unfortunately, I have many, many books to read, so I sometimes feel as though I must push aside some titles to try again at a later date. With this one, it just got really, really later.
I love a good quirky book, with sense and nonsense all mixed together; but here, I don’t know when one stops and the other begins. The entire first half of this book is like this; I don’t understand many of the nonsensical bits and how these two halves-of-a-story relate to each other. It almost sounds like a fable. Even when the notes tie the two stories together, there’s so much other stuff going on, in both worlds, that I don’t know what is important and what isn’t. And why I need to know all of this stuff right now. It becomes very exhausting to keep up. Then, somewhere along the line, the plot kicks in. Oh yes, there is one (eventually). And it’s really interesting, and things do get tied up and revealed and etc., but will readers stick around long enough to see? I don’t know. I wouldn’t have come back to this book if I hadn’t promised to review it.
It’s a series, so I may (might) read the sequel, but if it starts off in the same manner, I can’t promise I’ll finish.
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty was published September 18, 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review. Big thanks to the Publisher, the Author and NetGalley.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction Fantasy Series
Ages: 13 and up
COYER Scavenger Hunt #60: Read the oldest book on your TBR pile that you own. (4 points)