Author: Tawny Stokes

Violet is Blue by Tawny Stokes

Posted March 9, 2014 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Violet is Blue by Tawny Stokes

I really wanted to like this book, like seriously wanted to. I love the whole new adult genre, it just really works for me, but this book just didn’t. That’s not to say that the book didn’t have potential, it really did, there is a good plot line here. A girl, who at 18, has already experienced the loss of her dad and overcome a serious bout of depression who decides she wants to really live life and experience things; it’s definitely a storyline with promise. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work. So my number one issue was that I really felt like the characters had very little depth to them. And I think even more than that my issues stemmed from them not really coming off as believable to me, I couldn’t identify with them at all. I’m not that far out of college and high school that I can’t remember some of the crazy times of my misspent youth, but these characters didn’t remind me of myself or anyone I ever met in high school or college, they were more like bad stereotypes. They all seemed freakishly sex-crazed, it felt like every page, or at the very least, every other page was a reference to either sex, masturbation, or talking about various body parts. I review romance books, and sometimes even erotica books, so in no way am I a prude of any kind, but these girls just seemed to be vulgar for the sake of being vulgar. Did […]