It's all over but the crying...

Horizons - Mickie B. Ashling

Horizons is probably one of the oldest books on my TBR list and to be honest had I known what was in story for me it would still be there ageing like fine wine...or vinegar.


Disappointed doesn't really cover it on this one. There were tears...Clark cried, copious amounts. Jody cried, not as much as Clark but it was close...did I mention Clark cried? A lot! Clark's mother cried (bit of a psycho bitch this one), his brothers cried on at least one occassion each, Nikki cried a's a rough life being an unloved stalker apparently. Jody's friend Lil cried only once or twice...I think? Did I mention Clark cried? The only person I'm fairly certain didn't cry was Clark's father. He was too bad ass to cry he just liked to bully and abuse people. Yeah, I really liked Clark's father...NOT!!!


So now that I've got that out of my system. I just want to be clear about one thing, I don't have a problem with people, real or fictitious, crying. Lord knows I've shed more than my fair share of tears. But there is a limit on how believable it is when the book you are reading has someone crying at the drop of a  hat on nearly every page or so it starts to seem.  In theory this should have been a good story. In execution for me it failed. 


Ok I thought I could do this but I can't. Horizons is in summary one train wreck of a book and I'm feeling like this has the potential to be a train wreck of a review. I probably should have just dnf'd when I got the urge at about 40% but no, I was convinced that things would get better. I was also wrong. 


The only redeeming thing in this book for me was Jody's friend Lil. I liked Lil, he was fun and over the top campy which just appealed to me, but he was also a loyal and dependable friend and had a more serious mature side that peeked out once or twice during this story. The next couple of books in this series are about him sooooooooooooooo...I'm going to take a bit of a break from here and read some other stuff and then when this book isn't so fresh in my mind I will give Lil's story a try.


Horizons was my first time reading a book by this author and as disappointing as it ended up being. I'm not prepared to say that I won't give her another try. Who knows I may really enjoy some of the other books and besides it's the only way I'm going to be able to find out if Lil is as full of awesome as I think he is.