Monday, April 12, 2010

The Society of S

Author: Susan Hubbard
Title: The Society of S1
Publication Date: 2007
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: YA/Fiction
Synopsis: “What if everything you knew about your family was a lie: What if, when the lies began to crack, beneath them lay a truth so dark and deep, yet so compelling, that it pulled you inside? The Society of S, a taut, character-driven literary mystery, is the future of vampirism, told in a voice that will haunt you—-and make you think."

The Society of S was okay, not the best book I have ever read, but not so bad that I would consider boycotting the sequel or another book by the same author.
The reason why The Society of S was just an okay book would have to be that the pace was entirely too slow, it took me three days to read a three-hundred page book, and that the main character was boring and weird, but not in an interesting way. Plus she spent more time by herself without interacting with other characters, which in my opinion makes for a dull read.
While the plot had promise, hence why I picked it up, it could have used more action and less of Ari referring to herself in the third person (in her head none the less).
I felt that the book wasted a great opportunity to quicken its pace, after a murder in Ari’s neighborhood, because frankly the story kind of fizzled out around there. Because when the murder happened I was like, yes, the stories about to really get going, but then it just staled out and became anticlimactic.
Although it was still a pretty good read once you get used to the slow pace. The characters were okay and they were definitely different from one another. The story also had an interesting concept.
Like I have already said, my least favorite part of the book was the slow pace; it’s been so long since I read it that I cannot recall a scene that I would mark as my favorite.
The Society of S was good, but might be more enjoyable to you, than it was for me.

The Society of S earns 3 out of 5 pineapples.
1. The Society of S was borrowed from the library.

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