on December 16th 2014
Cinnia's life is about change: a new career, a change in friendships, and a new neighbor. A new career as a scientist at Sciecor, where secrets are hidden in the basement. A new, friendly neighbor with a hidden agenda. A change in friendships that Cinnia does not want to face.
Cinnia will realize things are not as they appear. Magic lives outside of fairy tales and we definitely are not alone.
Will Cinnia be able to handle her new destiny? Find out in Tea Leaf: What Hides Beneath.
*In my booming announcer voice:*
WARNING: This review may contain a heavy amount of sarcasm and rant. Enter. If you dare. Yo.
Gosh bumblebees, this is one of the very first eARS I got a hold of and I remember being SO, SO, SO excited and anxious to read it because THAT COVER THOUGH. But, as I read the first page, my eyes were dragging by that time I got to the end of the first chapter. I have an elephant’s butt load size of qualms about this book but I don’t want this to turn into one of those ‘ranty posts in which I utilze a bunch of Gifs.’ (Although the idea tempts me very much so.) So I will only talk about two of them. (You have been spared.)
But for all TNESE AND PURPOSES, I shall use one even though I’m totally contradicting myself here:
I kind of feel like this:
Just…blah.. meh, and utterly confused too. Like, I’m really confused.
A couple of los qualms:
Le first qualm: NO CONTRACTIONS WERE UTILIZED. LIKE NONE. BUT WHHYY? (Okay, maybe there were like an occasional handful but I don’t remember them so, pfft, irrelevant.)
Le Second Qualm: The sentences were WAYYY to choppy, which made the flow of reading super difficult and gave it an amateurish feel. (Is that even a word? Doubtful)
Supposedly, there’s some sci-fi stuff in here but I have yet to get to it yet because after almost 2-3 months of struggling with this one I just was ready to poke my own eyeballs out and then ram my head against the nearest cracked sidewalk. And I’m being serious.
The main character kind of has her head on straight, Which made me like: YEAH. AWESOME. THIS GIRL HAS GOALS. I applaud her for this. I just wish it wasn’t so draggy.
†Cinnia: Her name reminds me of the word ‘cinnamon.’ Anyone else? This in no way is a bad thing because, I LURVE CINNAMON and even sprinkle a dab on top of my whipped cream when I drink my morning, afternoon, and YES, night mug of coffee. (YOU NO JUDDGE ME) So naturally, I loved her name and it was the one thing that attacked me to the book as well as the cover.
†Kasen: He was the “love interest” although *YAWNS* he won’t be making it on my fictional boyfriend list anytime soon. He was bland, one dimensional, and utterly forgettable. (I’m not a huge fan of his name either.) JS.
Eh, I’m not sure if I would recommend this mainly because I had a total of 0 feels, yo. It was a disappointing read. I was ANXIOUS AS HECK to read it but… yeah. Not really sure how I’m supposed to be feeling? If you don’t mind my qualms and you’re looking for a light read to finish in a couple of hours, then by all means give it a whirl.
^^This was really hard to put because I hardly ever rate books so low, only if I truly didn’t enjoy it so I guess my rating kind of speaks for itself I shall tuck my knees to my chest and then proceed to do the sulking in the corner.
Over to you:
Has this ever happened to you guys? Have you ever had a book that was just so….non-feely, and didn’t make you feel a thing to where it threw into the worst book slump of your LIFE?
Don’t forget to be awesome!