30 September 2013

Cover (Story) Girl

Cover (Story) GirlCover (Story) Girl by Chris Mariano
My rating: ★ / 


1) She has amnesia.
2) She’s on the run from her father’s creditors.
3) She’s enjoying her last days on earth.

Ever since Jang Min Hee walked into Gio’s small museum, she’s given him one excuse after another about why she’s vacationing at scenic Boracay Island. Rarely has Gio’s neat and organized world been shaken like this. Soon he finds himself scrambling over rocks, hiding in dressing rooms, and dragging her out of bars. But how can Gio tell what's true from what isn't? Their worlds are getting unraveled -- one story at a time.

My Review:

I hate leaving low ratings on books but I really don’t feel like giving this book higher than two stars.

First of all, even as someone born from the Philippines I found this book exotic, Boracay settings attracted me (which is why I bought it.)

As I start reading it hooked me up, in the beginning that is, but it quickly become boring for me. I don’t how I should explain it… probably one reason is that even though the book is written from a third person point of view; it’s all narrated from Gio (the hero’s) perspective. Okay, I admit that I haven’t finished the book yet but I don’t feel like reading anymore, for me 50% (where I finally give up) is enough after trying to read it for almost a month.

I’m not saying that the book is bad though, it was well written, the author cleverly “show” me what the characters do and see, and I’m sure many others would love this story but let’s just say that this is just not my cup of tea.

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