Sunday, April 17, 2011

Never Judge a Book by it's Cover...

As my undergraduate career draws to a close, I've found less and less time to read for enjoyment as my hectic school and work schedule gets more and more intense. As a result it took me a while (a week!), but I was finally able to finish reading The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan. Unfortunately, I was deceived by its eye catching cover. The book was nowhere near as exciting as the cover initially led me to believe. Jordan's book is about a young girl and trusted newspaper editor who come across a mysterious book that allows the reader to see all the life choices made by themselves and their town mates. The storyline may sound slightly interesting, but trust me it wasn't. The plot is confusing, the mysterious book is lame, and the evolving love story is pathetic. Not too mention that the historical accuracy of the period was a complete and utter sham. The book is set in the late 1930's and you mean to tell me that a young girl is off living by herself and becoming editor of a city paper? That and she drives her own car and wanders all over by herself... in the south?? No way Jose, not buying it. Overall, this isn't the worst book I've ever read, but it's pretty darn close. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone... ever, no matter how much I hated them. Hoping that my next book doesn't make me wanna gouge my eyes out...

Happy reading!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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