Julia, the Good Life
Book One by Sarah Krisch
*I received a free ARC of in exchange of
an honest review*
This book was a two
star (ok) for me.
First, I loved Sarah
Krisch’s writing. She drew me in
completely. She had a great plot and
very creative scenes. The characters
were unique and quirky. What I did not
like was Julia… She was so obnoxious… I really tried to give her the benefit of
the doubt but it was hard to feel any sympathy for her. She was very superficial and a fake… I get
that she is an actress and she made this blog and persona… but her “real”
personality was lacking.
basically steals her grandmothers’ ideas and blogs about them. She never gives her any credit. Ironically, she goes back to the farm and ask
her grandparents to lie on her behalf. She is angry that Brad is living in the guest
an instant dislike for Derrick… because…? He works on her grandparents’ farm
and helps them out? Or because he is staying in the guest house? I found Julia to be very immature and could
not connect to how frivolous she was.
conversation with a developer and in that conversations SHE decides that her
grandparents have to sell the farm…. Because…? They are old??
Brad I really
liked. I liked that the other gave him
many layers. He had his demons to work through and it was very endearing how he
helped out Julia’s grandparents. Ethan
the “husband” was so annoying he was more childlike than his real son. I could not deal with how annoying he was. I also found it very disturbing that Jaime
(her fake son) called her “mom”.
Despite my little hang-ups. I thought that the author was very talented
and would definitely read something by her again.