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Would you try another book from Rachel Hawkins and/or Amy Rubinate?
Yes. But I probably wouldn't buy it.
What was most disappointing about Rachel Hawkins’s story?
This book was a strange rabbit chase followed by a predictable climax and ending. The gang (Harper, David, Ryan, and Bee) is all divided (the guys play almost no role in this story), so the fascinating tension and chemistry between all the characters that was in the first two books is completely gone. And neither the narrative nor the dialogue is very funny like the first book was. The setting completely removed itself from the HS and southern social scene context (Book 1 had homecoming and cotillion. Book 2 had a beauty pageant. Book 3 had nothing...). It's also several hours shorter than the first two. And just boring. No twist. No shock. No emotional punch. It's exactly what you'd expect but not in a good way.
So basically, this book is NOTHING like the first two. I'm disappointed. The story definitely wraps itself up. But I expected more. It has taught me how I don't want my own novel series to develop.
Have you listened to any of Amy Rubinate’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
She's an alright reader. I probably preferred her reading of this series over The Selection (but honestly, I hated those stories whether reading with eyes or ears).
Do you think Lady Renegades needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I think it's done. It had SO MUCH POTENTIAL. And it was pretty much wasted with this last book. There's no fixing that.
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