Thursday, October 22, 2009
Review: In A Perfect World (TLC Blog Tour)
genre: adult fiction
At 32, stewardess Jiselle was beginning to think that she'd never be a wife - until the amazingly attractive airline captain Mark Dorn proposes. But it's not just Mark she'll be getting, she'll also be receiving in marriage his three older children. Her dreams of motherhood and marriage are made more complicated by the bizarre flu that's been circulating and really, she had no way of knowing how much life was going to change.
In a Perfect World is tightly written with maybe a bit more back-and-forth-in-time than I'm used to. I hurt for Jiselle and the situation she chose, I know that stepmotherhood is no picnic and she has to work her way through some tough relationships. I liked the relationship parts of this book a lot, it was fascinating to see how these people worked together (or not) when the situation in America and beyond becomes something that everyone has to deal with. Since I appreciate books that have an apocalyptic flavor, the flu and the chaos it brings were incredibly interesting to me. Sometimes the dialogue was a bit harsh, and if you are concerned about content, you can check out my review here.
In all, I liked that this book had two different but interconnected angles - Jiselle and her experience trying to put together a new family vs. a world where one flu can affect even the smallest details of our lives. And while it's not necessarily a happy story, it did feel like a real story - an authentic "worst case scenario," that grips you until the end.
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10/8 Ann Arbor, MI Nicola's Books
10/14 Birmingham, MI Borders
10/15 Novi, MI Borders
10/21 Milwaukee, WI Next Chapter Bookshop
10/22 Minneapolis, MN Magers & Quinn
10/27 St. Joseph, MI Forever Books
10/29 Chicago, IL Book Cellar
11/3 Ann Arbor, MI Borders