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I like to pretend I've never grown up. I teach English to kids in Japan, love playing at summer camps, and write stories intended for adolescent audiences--they really are the only real fountain of youth. Come check out what I'm about and get in touch with me on twitter for electronic food fights! Happy reading!
on April 05, 2011 :
I noticed _Inevitable_ for the cover. After reading it, I definitely think this book will appeal to readers who like sweet and emotional romances like those of Stephanie Meyer or Amanda Hocking. The writing style is different, though, so I recommend trying the preview before buying.
_Inevitable_ was an interesting blend of realistic with the ridiculous, but I don't mean that as an insult. A being charged with keeping all the possibilities of the parallel universes "fair" decides to give herself a body so she can improve a guy's last year of life. If the idea sounds ludicrous to you—well, it does to me, too, and I enjoyed the story.
Despite everything the girl knows—and despite her awareness that her ability to "see" possibilities suffers when she dons a body—she's caught off-guard even by certain things linked to plans she made before taking a body, which suggests she can't foresee events she's influenced, but I don't believe it ever said that outright. She's also remarkably emotional, but that does sorta make sense, since she's not used to having to deal with hormones.
Still, certain scenes didn't work for me, mostly towards the beginning. It's possible that's because I'm a fairly logical, rational girl and therefore don't have much frame of reference for understanding an emotion-ridden girl. Even though I do have a hormone disorder that sometimes screws up my moods for no reason beyond my hormones going bonkers.
Honestly, I wasn't planning to read any more in the series, but the last section really made the book for me, because it was perfect in the characters' imperfection. The ending line in particular makes me want to pick up book 2.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)