Thursday, April 26, 2012

Book Review: The Waiting Booth

A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal...

Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High--find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia’s drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it’s no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But when Regulus reveals that he knows Mia’s secrets, she begins to wonder if there’s more going on than she thought...and if she was wrong to trust him...

The Waiting Booth
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 196 (ebook)
Part of Series: Whispering Woods #1
Purchased: For Review for tour
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

Firstly, i want to start on how great the book cover is. While it's not something special i really love it. Maybe because it looks so great, and it has been made for a self published author. I wish the book existed printed to buy it.

This is a book that no matter then negative things you find around you like it. The story is so compelling and interesting, with mystery, fun and action that made not just go through the whole book but to love it too. I liked how the romance was in balance with the more serious part of the book, and the real plotline behind. It had its moments, which i loved each one of them no matter how predictable they were and it felt so real. It made sense to me. The author didn't force nothing in the story, but everything takes place in its right time. And even though the book is small, it fills you like you've read one of the big 400 pages stories.

Now i said, there are negative things. I need to rephrase that into, things that didn't match with my style because they are not bad. I just don't prefer them.
The thing that confused me more were the descriptions of the characters or better the lack of it. I prefer to have a good solid image on how the characters look from the first chapter we see them, so i can have a good image in my mind. Here you get them, at about 40 pages, some later.
And next we have the characters. While i really liked all of them (especially Austin and Arizona..falling for those two!), there were times i wanted to punch Mia. One i remember really was, we were getting some answers to the questions and she was sarcastic all the time. I was like "please shut up and let them talk". The fact, that she sees her mistake though made me respect her. And second thing about Mia, how she always wanted to seem so strong and that she could handle everything and didn't want help. I could understand her at times but others seemed so childish.

Still as i said, i loved the book. It was fast and kept me at the edge of my seat all the time. And maybe the not perfect main character, made it even better. I just know, that it's a book i can re-read and enjoy it from the start again.

1 comment:

  1. And as I said before, even after your review, the book sounds really good....I'd like to read it some day....Thnx for the review, Yiota!!


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