Follow Friday (18)

Follow Friday is a weekly feature hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. It's a great way to discover new blogs and make new friends.

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Q: What are you reading right now? How do you like it?

I am currently reading Rivals and Retribution (13 to Life #5) by Shannon Delany. I am not enjoy it at all! Pietr lost all of his appeal in book #4, and he still hasn't regained his personality or found his balls. Pietr and Jess are so lame as a couple right now that I don't even care if they are together. That makes me sad because I loved them in the first 3 books.

Book #5 (like book #4) changes POV between Jessie, Alexi, and Marlaena. My problems with this is that the POV changes almost every page, so it's hard to jump from one character to the next, and it makes the story very choppy. And I don't give a shit about Marlaena and her POV. She is a waste of time and space and I don't understand why she has become one of the main voices of the last 2 books. Also, Alexi was hotter than hot in book #4, but now his POV adds nothing to the story - his parts don't have any of the inner dialogue and turmoil that it did before. We get juicy bits like "We all stood around looking at each other" and "We all crammed in the car and I drove..." Downright compelling. Only NOT. It's filler.

I am past 200 pages currently and things aren't looking good for this book. Someone save me...


  1. The name "Rivals and Retributions" is very catchy. Too bad things aren't starting to look up. I hope you get through those filler scenes, and I hope the next book is 100% awesome! New Follower.

    Sydney @ Starry Storm

  2. Sorry you aren't liking it very well. Maybe it'll get better.

    New follower! My Feature & Follow
    Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle

  3. Such a pretty cover. Shame you aren't enjoying it though. Hopefully it will get better.

    New follower via GFC
    My FF

  4. Oh, I'm sorry to hear you don't like it :( I hope it does get a little bit better..

    Old follower!

    Visit my FF.

  5. OOooh no!! I love this series! Was happy with the ending too! I know what you mean about Pietr though. He was killing me internally with his behavior and actions! Read this as an ARC months ago, so I can't recall when things start to pick up.

    Hope it picks up for you! I thought the ending was really nice too! Had me a certain kind of moment...but I don't want to spoil it for you.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Ah! Sucks that you're not liking it. I haven't read this series yet, but I hope it improves as you go on.
    My FF!!

  7. Nice cover- haven't heard of the series before though. New GFC Follower!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  8. Hi,
    I'm a new follower, via Feature and Follow. My FF post can be found here: =)
    Oh, that is a nice cover. Shame the story isn't too great =/

  9. New follower here!

    Oooh, I love the cover of your current read!


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