I’ve been on this YA kick all month and I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve loved the books I’ve read. It’s not really my genre, but I do have eclectic taste…at times.
The latest YA, GENTLEMEN, by Michael Northrope, was just as good as the others. I don’t like to review books here but I do like to mention them when I really enjoy them. And this book, trust me, has a surprise twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. And that doesn’t happen often. Nine times out of ten I can predict the ending of a book and that really doesn’t bother me. But when I’m floored, as I was with GENTLEMEN, and have to go back and read certain parts twice to make sure I didn’t get it wrong, I’m always thrilled.
But no spoilers. You’ll have to trust me on this.
I hate to do book reviews, mainly because I don’t want this blog turning into that kind of a blog. But when I read something I think other people will love, I post about it.
I just finished TRAPPED, by Michael Northrope, and loved it. If you’re not into YA and you’re curious about the genre, this is the book that might get you hooked. If you’re into YA and you know the genre well, you’ll like it just as much.
My only complaint has to do with the publisher, not the author or the book. And please don’t take this out on the author because authors have nothing to do with pricing books (people have done this with me and I know how it feels: helpless). I read the e-book version of TRAPPED. I bought it on Kobo where I buy most of my digital books. And I paid something like ten dollars. This time, I can say with complete honestly that TRAPPED was worth the money and I have no complaints whatsoever. I even bought this author’s other novel, GENTLEMEN, last night and paid something like nine dollars.
So I hope the way the publisher priced the book doesn’t deter anyone. Publishers still aren’t getting that we who love to read digital books don’t like the prices they are charging. We buy often and we read fast…it’s about volume nowadays. And sometimes authors suffer for publishers mistakes. I have, indeed, passed on many books just because of the prices. But I’m glad I didn’t pass on TRAPPED. Like it said, it was well worth the money.