Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Awakening by L.A. Banks

iconiconThe Awakening is L.A. Banks's next book after Minion, a vampire novel I finished last week.

In my post about Minion, I'd mentioned the author's wordiness and meandering scenes. I was hoping her writing would improve in future books, because I really like the story — but so far it doesn't seem like it will. The Awakening is pretty much the same way.

One of the things that is so frustrating about this is how little story is actually in each book. They always leave off at an important scene, with the rest to be continued in the next book. Problem is, if you got rid of all the unnecessary, repetitive, and meandering stuff, the entire story probably could have fit into one good-sized novel.

Of course, I like the story itself, so what it comes down to is whether I will continue reading the series in order to find out what happens — even if I can't stand the author's writing style. I'm not sure yet, but I have a couple of other things to read before they are due back to the library, so I have a little while to decide.

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