Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Review: Two Lives... One Diary by JM Array

Title: Two Lives... One Diary
Author: JM Array
Genre: Young Adult 
Rating: 2 stars :(
Format: E-book, 52 pages
Release Date: November 26, 2010
Publisher: Smashwords
Source: Won via Candace @ Candace's Book Blog


Robert has never had a dream before. On his 18th birthday everything changes and he starts to dream. Because this is an unusual experience for him, he decides to have a dream-diary. Soon after that, he realizes that his dreams are directly connected to his real life. Suddenly, he finds himself living two lives…yet he only has one simple diary. 

My Thoughts: 

I have to be honest. Two Lives... One Diary just wasn't for me. It's a little book - only 50 pages long but I wasn't able to finish it. The thing that put me off wasn't the story (the concept was good) or even the characters (albeit they were maybe a bit underdeveloped). It was the writing that was the deal-breaker for me. I skipped to the epilogue which stated that the diary had not been edited at all, but I'm not sure that is valid reasoning. The story was written in Robert's 1st person POV in diary format. For me, it was under par... even amateurish. :( Which I absolutely hate to admit. But that's how I feel. 

But I was really happy to hear that other people really loved it! The book's page on the Smashwords website has only 5 star reviews, so I'm really glad some other girls enjoyed it when I couldn't. 

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