Sunday, September 26, 2010

Book Review: The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

Tamara Goodwin has always got everything she’s ever wanted. Born into a family of wealth, she grew up in a mansion with its own private beach, a wardrobe full of designer clothes, and a large four poster bed complete with a luxurious bathroom en-suite. She’s always lived in the here and now, never giving a second thought to tomorrow.

But then suddenly her dad is gone and life for Tamara and her mother changes forever. Left with a mountain of debt, they have no choice but to sell everything they own and move to the country to live with Tamara’s Uncle and Aunt. Nestled next to Kilsaney Castle, their gate house is a world away from Tamara’s childhood. With her Mother shut away with grief, and her Aunt busy tending to her, Tamara is lonely and bored and longs to return to Dublin.

When a travelling library passes through Kilsaney Demesne, Tamara is intrigued. She needs a distraction. Her eyes rest on a mysterious large leather bound tome locked with a gold clasp and padlock. With some help, Tamara finally manages to open the book. What she discovers within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her world to its core

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Just finished reading this book.....I was actually expecting something better from Cecelia Ahern. I'm having a mixed review for this....

The theme and concept of the story is captivating and with a twist in the end but at times, the story is just too slow. Many unnecessary details which seems to be just filling up the number of pages in the book. I even spotted names error in one of the page -.-"

Overall I managed to finish this book because I want to know how the story ends but it doesn't keep me going and going. I even managed to fell asleep while reading one of those slow scenes.

Conclusion: Read it when you have some spare time or if you are a fan of Cecelia Ahern or story with a twist.

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