Book Review: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. Not because I dislike Nicholas Sparks and not because I’m not privy to cowboy romance but because it read beautifully. Now, you might say that a well written novel comes as no surprise from an author like Nicholas Sparks. You might say that this is something you would expect from him. You might even say that the novel turned cinema aspect should already give some insight into the greatest of this novel. I say, I try and look at each book written as a stand alone novel. Just because the first two or three novels in a series were great or just because an author has a plethora of best sellers under his belt doesn’t exactly mean that he will continue to wow.

I must say that there were a few moments when I thought the novel was entirely too long. I admit there were a few places where I wanted to skip ahead and get to the next tasty morsel. Overall the novel is a great read, a good romance and could fit in a category of “must read”‘s. It wasn’t bogged down with repetitive words, sentences or descriptions that stretched on and on.

The structuring of the novel seems like it would be confusing as it is told with chapter headings from different perspectives. I didn’t have a hard time jumping back and forth. The author really integrating each section into the next regardless of whose eyes we were looking through. The end did have a sort of choppy like separation. It seemed a little rushed, as if to just complete the novel. I saw one or two moments when the book could have ended and the reader would’ve been just as satisfied.

I look forward to reading more novels by Nicholas Sparks!

Jade

The Longest Ride on Amazon

Spoilers and Apologies!

Hi All,

One thing that I forgot to mention in my last post about my blog being under construction is spoilers. I am not sure if you would classify some of the things that I stated in my previous reviews as “spoilers” but if I have done some I most completely and wholeheartedly apologize! I apologize to the readers for “spoiling the novel” and also to the author for spilling the beans!

So, to add, I will make sure that any future reviews will be beautifully crafted to NOT throw the end in the review!

I believe that I’ve now filled my apology quota for the month! 🙂

Jade

Blog Under Great Construction

Hi All!

So, after doing some extensive research and soul searching I decided to make some changes to the blog. I had some great ideas at first but then after spending some time away I wanted to change all that! I really hope you don’t mind.

As you know, I love to read! I have been reading novel since I was a small child. I’ve always wanted to do something with writing and reading. Now that I’ve started in this avenue of my life I’ve been so happy. Only, it’s hard to keep with the formatting that I’ve been doing. Now, I’m not going to change the reviews or the posts that I’ve already made. I feel it’s important that you guys see my initial regurgitation of  thought. However…I hope you like the new plan!

First, I’m going to get rid of the “Current Read” posts. I figured it will help me stay more focused and lessen the pressure in my mind to finish the book as quickly as inhumanly possible.

Second, I’m going to get rid of the “Initial Review” posts. I know that it’s always great to know what someone thought of a novel from the beginning. Honestly, I should be able to do this in the final review! I also believe it will help with the progression of the review itself as you read! So…goodbye “Initial Review” posts!

Third, I’m going to get rid of the review system that I set up. What I’ve found in the reviews that I’ve already done is that it’s hard to stay in the system when I have mixed views on a novel. Just because if I disliked a book in the beginning and might have given it a lower score and then liked it alot in the end it’s hard for me to really decide which one that gets. So…fly away reviewing system!

I do want to keep the random facts about me and in between posts though! I want you to know my voice, know where I’m coming from when I’m sharing an opinion and all together have a broader experience as a subscriber!

I really hope you enjoy the changes and would appreciate if you like, comment or subscribe to my blog! It will help me greatly and I love to read so I will definitely take in your suggestions!

Jade