Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Book Of Someday by Dianne Dixon

2 Star

Three women. One stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Whatever binds them together has already destroyed one life. It just might consume them all.

Someday, Livvi Gray will break free from her past. Someday, she will escape her recurring nightmare about that stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Someday, she will have a family of her own. Now she's found Andrew, and someday seems to be right around the corner. But there's so much Livvi doesn't know.

Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, she will come face-to-face with the stranger from her dream-an encounter that will alter Livvi's future and crack open everything she knew about her past. Livvi is swiftly moving toward the ultimate turning point in her life-and she's not the only one. Linked by an unforgettable mystery, photographer Micah and young mother AnnaLee are also being rapidly drawn into a web of devastating secrets about the unexpected ways in which we choose to protect-and betray-the people we love.

Sabrina-Kate - 2 Star

I can't say I enjoyed The Book of Someday very much at all, and I actually am only rating it so high because the author is quite talented in describing things very well but her plot left a lot to be desired. A lot of inconsistencies, things just plainly left right out and a story that dragged on and on were just some of my issues with this book. The story wasn't very logical or thrilling. I sort of feel like the author left out certain details to try and create the suspense that this book was so sorely lacking. But instead of it being suspenseful, it was just irritating.

I found the characters to be weak and inconsistent. For example, one moment Livvi is the victim of abuse, a broken and hurt individual and the next she is completely different. I just didn't buy the fact that characters could be so different from chapter to chapter. After all, how many people do you know that change that radically from one day to the next?

The story had promise but it dragged on and on. And I don't know why it seems to be a trend lately, but why write a book with a character in the book who also wrote a book by the very same name? It isn't the first time I have encountered it and I find it equally as annoying every time.

In the end, The Book of Someday was one of the ones where I kept hoping it would get better and at some points it seemed like it might but in the end, it just felt short of the mark.

Thank you to Sourcebooks for our review copy. All opinions are our own. 

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