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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Sugar Queen

I finsihed Sarah Addison Allen's The Sugar Queen last night. After reading and liking Garden Spells by the same author, I was hoping this one would be just as good. And it is good, but somehow I didn't feel as engaged with it as I did with Garden Spells. It's not really anything I can put my finger on; the writing is similar, and the story's similar, with magical realism and failed relationships driving the plot. I get the feeling that I should have enjoyed it more than I did. Still, I gave it four stars on my amazon review, rounding up from the 3.5 I actually feel it should have earned. You can check out that review by visiting And keep in mind that it could just be me with my very high expectations and not the book itself at all.

1 comment:

Andi said...

Picked this one up at the library yesterday, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I also can't wait to get my paws on the Troost book you have listed now! I love his stuff.