Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Brighter than the Sun

Has this book always sucked or have my tastes changed? I became very nostalgic recently and had to reread a few of Julia Quinn's older novels. I decided to pick up BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN and thought (emphasis on the THOUGHT) I was in for a wild ride. WRONG! I don't remember hating this book the first time I read it.

The hero was charming but he did zilch for me and the heroine...argh...what a moron! There was no chemistry, no funny tidbits...I just didn't enjoy the book the second time around. I'm not even going to go into it. Just know that the book was constantly being dropped on the floor in favor of house cleaning (yeah....no joke). Was I having an off day? No clue...I think perhaps my tastes have changed (that and the book left a lot to be desired in the sex appeal dept). The book is very cut and paste; nothing scandalous or inventive or really out of the ordinary can be found within its pages.

The book is one of Quinn's earlier works and it shows. Do I recommend it? Yes, if you want something light and fluffy. No, if you want some substance.

7 comments:

Dana said...

I wasn't overly impressed with that one either. There are a few Quinns I love but most of them are meh.

Holly said...

Hmm. I remember enjoying this one quite a bit. It was Everything And The Moon that I hated. LOL

I'll have to do a re-read and see if I feel the same afterwards

Devonna said...

I guess I'll have to reread it...there were a few of her earlier ones that I thought could have been better, but I can't remember which ones they were.

web said...

I read this one a week or two ago. It was deathly dull.

CindyS said...

This may have been the first of her books I tried and thought 'you've got to be kidding me!'. Then all I heard about was the Bridgertons and I finally decided I must have missed something the first time around.

The Duke and I is my favourite of hers but I'm not a fangirl or anything.

CindyS

Mailyn said...

Never read this woman. Her stories don't appeal to me and I'm afraid she's so mushy I'll get a toothache. LOL.

Nicole said...

lol and this is like my all-time favorite Julia Quinn book.