you know a good author/book when you’re reading reading reading and you can’t seem to put the book down, and then all of a sudden it’s like you’re SMACKED in the face because the book has ended with a major cliffhanger.
Veronica Roth and Insurgent is that example right now. It took me just over 2 days to read the whole thing and i’m really happy to say that i didn’t figure it all out while i was reading which is my biggest problem. it’s kind of hard for me i think because my mind jumps ahead to figure out what the twists are going to be and what’s going to happen in the ending that sometimes i rush through what i’m reading to just GET THERE. With Insurgent, i really wanted to read it all through quickly of course, but at the same time, making sure to catch all the details since there was a lot going on.
what kind of always leaves me feeling a bit depressed after reading such great books though, is that i always wish that i could be that creative and have a story like that holed up in my brain just waiting to come out – but it never happens that way does it? i like to consider myself to be relatively creative, but i wonder if i’d have it in me to write a story like Divergent/Insurgent, or well…just about anything great that’s out there.
aside from lack of personal creativity (clearly) is the notion that i just realized an author to one of my new favs Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is really young. she’s an AMAZING writer yet she’s sooo young. i don’t know how she did it/does it, but that takes a lot of talent (for lack of a better word).
anyway, now i’m 1/3 of the way through Kristin Cashore’s Bitterblue and that’s going to be yet another one that i have to stop myself from trying to figure out before i get into it. i’m already 200 pages in and I wish i knew the twists and turns that i know i’ll figure out if i just read patiently.