Friday, May 20, 2011

Rosie, Book Review

In life, nothing is the same as it seems. People create masks –identities – to hide who they really are –some for noble reasons, or nefarious ones, but only a tiny fraction because they must.
Alessandra and Damien, or Rosalie and Daniel, were once the Princess and Prince of La Pacifica until they were forced out of the beautiful island. Eight months flew by, and they finally began to settle in Alexandria, Egypt, when they found out that they didn’t leave their past behind them, and that they were both wanted urgently.

Rosie by Mariam Maarouf
Smashwords ebook, 100 pages
Published January 17th 2011 by Alexandria Library for Publishing & Distribution
(first published January 15th 2011) 

First time, i hear about the book was from a re-create cover contest, which i actually won (thanks Miss 
Maarouf!), so you see one more reason for me, than the summary of the book to be excited.

The book was surprisingly small. And that's was also one of the negatives. Everything happened 
extremely fast for me. The scenes and the characters could be more developed, with more depth. I felt
like they didn't really have life in them and it was more some roles they had to play. The story also 
reminded me of the movie, Princess Program Protection (a Disney one with Gomez and Lovato). It had 
the same concept, with the prince and princess hiding,etc.
Now there was also another thing that annoyed me a little, at the start of the book. I think it was about 
the Prologue and 1-2 more chapters. Maybe it was problem of the ebook. Anyway, the character POV 
changed without a note before or something. There was no "Alessandra" or "Damien" title before the 
change or either a decent space between the paragraphs. As a result, i had to re-read part to understand
to which characters they belong. After some point though, titles or * started to appear.

Overall, i can't say i didn't enjoy it.. It managed to get me over the "negatives" and keep my interest at
a normal level.

Thanks Mariam Maarouf for providing a digital copy of the book.
Part of the BLB E-book Tours.


  1. The review made it interesting and then you started saying about the negative ones and the result is that I now have mixed feelings....

    Anyway, more importantly, congrats Yiota!!

  2. i remember that contest, your cover was amazing!!


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