Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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I read this book in about 4 hrs on a trans-continental(ish) flight. So it was engaging.
After more pondering though, I think I liked it for the romance aspect (it was fine) but if I took out the romance, it was meh. I do wish there was less romance and more of how this world works. Can you hold a philosophical conversation with a baby? How does the money work? Why is the temple so weird? How do you get your name? If Ana is reincarnated male will she always be Ana? (Unfortunate)
I really don't understand the ending and all the science behind the twist.
Ana didn't bother me too too much. I forgave a lot because she was emotionally abused her whole life.
Sam was nice but at the same time not. I didn't like some of the things he hid. I can accept he is curious and a kind person for accepting Ana into his home, but outside of initial physical attraction, what draws him to her? Her ability to pick up music? I don't know. I think I should.
I did enjoy it. The romance was done well enough, the story was fine. There are things that could have been better, but by virtue of the fact that this is a ya without a love triangle, it gets points in my book.
I'm totally going to keep reading
Originally posted on GR in 2012