Sunday, December 5, 2010

Book Review- The Frenzy

I finished reading The Frenzy by Francesca Lia Block for a Book It Foward ARC Tour, but I just got a chance to write up a review now.

From Goodreads:

Liv has a secret.

Something happened to her when she was thirteen. Something that changed everything. Liv knows she doesn’t belong anymore—not in her own skin, not in her family . . . not anywhere. The only time she truly feels like herself is when she’s with her boyfriend, Corey, and in the woods that surround her town.

But in the woods, a mysterious woman watches Liv. In the woods, a pack of wild boys lurks. In the woods, Liv learns about the curse that will haunt her forever. The curse that caused the frenzy four years ago. And that may cause it again, all too soon.

While Corey and Liv’s love binds them together, Liv’s dark secret threatens to tear them apart as she struggles to understand who—or what—she really is. And by the light of the full moon, the most dangerous secrets bare their claws. . . .

Unfortunately, this another book that just didn't do it for me.  I didn't like the writing.  It seemed very juvenile and like the main character was a lot younger than she really was.  I just couldn't make any connection with the story.

I didn't really care for any of the characters.  I wanted to feel bad for Liv but I just didn't care that much.  And I guess I did like Corey.  But not enough to make the book work for me.

But it was a nice change of pace to have the main female NOT fall in love with a werewolf and to stay in love with the boy she'd been in love with for a while. 

I felt that the plot jumped around a lot.  It was pretty choppy.  There was a whole other plot line with Pace, Liv's best friend.  But it only hints at us and leaves us wanting to know more about him and the situation.  And I felt the ending was wrapped up too quick and I wasn't satisfied with it. 

I gave this book a rating of 2.5/5.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 155
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 120
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 109

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Book It Forward ARC Tours.

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