Anas Designer Designer desde Nueva York
Miriam Toews ha hecho un trabajo maravilloso al representar la vida adolescente en una triste comunidad menonita. El narrador y personaje principal, Nomi, expresa muy bien el conflicto y la confusión que siente cuando era joven en esta sociedad gobernada. La claridad de la escritura es asombrosa y puedes imaginar y sentir este 'otro' mundo en el que vive Nomi y te sientes como si estuvieras caminando junto a ella. La lucha de Nomi para llegar a un acuerdo con la desaparición de su madre y su hermana, la deja sola con un padre que no es comunicativo pero es muy amable. Está abrumado por su dolor por perder a su esposa y su hija mayor, pero no muestra su dolor en público. Lleva un traje todos los días e incluso gana un premio por la asistencia perfecta a la iglesia. Sin embargo, por la noche, él tamiza secretamente y reorganiza la basura en el basurero y vende lentamente los muebles de su hogar. A través de su profundo amor y confusión, le muestra a Nomi que simplemente no tiene todas las respuestas. Dejaré el resto de mis comentarios ya que no quiero revelar demasiado. Le di una calificación más baja de lo que normalmente tendría, ya que encontré que la novela es un poco inconexa, saltando de un tema a otro demasiado rápido. A veces tenía que dejar de leer y pensar "¿por qué estamos hablando de esto ahora?"
This was a good book. Really good. Pros: -LOVE the world (Vampire Academy World), the VA books were good, and this follows closely -Adrian, Adrian, Adrian, Adrian. Enough said. -like the setting--in school again, like VA beginning books -pretty good plot, liked the twists, liked the vamps still being there (wish there was more vamps but its cool) Cons: -no Rose anymore. I mean, I know that she isn't a main character anymore... but its sad to part with her. She was honestly probably my favorite leading, strong, beautiful main woman character -Sydney. I really don't mind her, and I thought she did better then I originally thought she was going to as a main character. BUT... Ok so before I read this book, I read the synopsis and one of the main things it said was that Rose was different from Sydney because Rose had trouble voicing her opinion too much and Sydney had trouble holding it inside. I liked the fact that Rose was loud and obnoxious because I drew inspiration from that to be more like my favorite character. As silly as that sounds (and I know you are probably laughing at me right now). I like Sydney but she just annoys me because she is too neat and composed. I mean, her always having to be dressed and perfect just annoys the shit out of me. Because I hate personalities like that. Sorry. I really do like her. -Adrian :). Just writing that name makes me smile. So why put him in the Cons section? It's most definitely not him that is the problem. It is Richelle Mead! That dumb bitch didn't put him in enough. I mean, we all knew that the "romance" of this novel was Adrian and Sydney. Except, we don't see much of that romance until the end. And I'm all for suspense... but I wish we got some more romance in this novel. But, I guess I will just have to wait for The Golden Lily. Which YES, I am super siked about. Thanks for asking. SO, if any of you were reluctant to read Bloodlines because you wanted a stronger character like Rose, I was in your same boat... But Richelle Mead truly works miracles with this series, just like she did with the VA series. So, no major worries about Sydney. I mean, she could be better, but I think I will like her character more and more throughout the series as it continues. AND YES I AM ANXIOUSLY WAITING UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK. Definitely a recommended book from me. :)