… coming to a theatre near you, on Friday, the nineteenth of never!
Anyway, you may have noticed that I review bad books (which is why I’m so good at writing them, probably) and you may be wondering: who is she–to say what is bad and what isn’t?
No one, that’s who, but I’m doing it anyway because I enjoy it! Some people may think me of a mean spirit, but the truth is I do genuinely enjoy many of the books I review. They are the ‘Troll 2’s, the ‘Birdemic’s and the ‘The Room’s of literature. Well, of YA paranormal romance and dystopia anyway.
Okay, that’s a little unfair, the books I review aren’t quite that much of a trainwreck. Still, they entertain me with their badness, which is why they are judged on the Rachelloon scale of Things that Entertained me with their Badness (formerly the Karataratakus scale of the same name, as that’s my handle on Goodreads where I post the condensed reviews)
This blog gives me the opportunity to post… what aren’t really reviews so much as text commentary, chapter by chapter looks at various tales which usually amount to about four thousand words–Book Deconstruction Lite, if you will? These typically present as more light-hearted jaunts, perhaps, into that terrain than many of the vitriol-filled rants I’ve seen before. Below is an ever-growing list of books that passed through my kindle and captured my heart, in commentaries of between 4 and 6K words (usually closer to 4) split into two posts each. You can also browse the ‘Ungood Book Commentary’ category at your leisure.
And who knows? It may be that some young aspiring writer will one day pick a book of mine up on Kindle, for 99p or however much my genius will go for, and they will say to themselves: ‘This is a crock of shit! I’m going to write a four thousand word blog post explaining why, chapter by chapter!’
To be such an inspiration to others would truly bring tears of joy to my eyes.
Hush, Hush, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/hush-hush-commentary-revenge-of-the-basketball-coach-a/
Hush, Hush, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/hush-hush-commentary-revenge-of-the-basketball-coach-b/
Inescapable, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/inescapable-commentary-we-just-keep-hitting-a-firewall-part-i/
Inescapable, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/inescapable-commentary-we-just-keep-hitting-a-firewall-part-ii/
Delirium, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/delirium-commentary-blasphemy-against-the-holy-periodic-table-part-i/
Delirium, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/delirium-commentary-blasphemy-against-the-holy-periodic-table-part-ii/
Verity, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/verity-commentary-the-life-and-times-of-dawn-talbot-part-i/
Verity, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/verity-commentary-the-life-and-times-of-dawn-talbot-part-ii/
Evermore, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/evermore-commentary-mindless-over-matter-part-i/
Evermore, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/evermore-commentary-mindless-over-matter-part-ii/
The Selection, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/the-selection-commentary-schlockholm-syndrome-part-i/
The Selection, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/the-selection-commentary-schlockholm-syndrome-part-ii/
Throne of Glass, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/throne-of-glass-hardcore-mary-sue-part-i/
Throne of Glass, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/throne-of-glass-hardcore-mary-sue-part-ii/
The Wicked Woods, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/the-wicked-woods-a-book-that-was-written-part-i/
The Wicked Woods, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/the-wicked-woods-a-book-that-was-written-part-ii/
Born At Midnight, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/born-at-midnight-preps-and-posers-part-i/
Born At Midnight, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/born-at-midnight-preps-and-posers-part-ii/
Marked, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/marked-house-of-night-the-last-airbender-part-i/
Marked, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/marked-house-of-night-the-last-airbender-part-ii/
XVI, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/xvi-anterograde-amnesia-attacks-part-i/
XVI, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/xvi-anterograde-amnesia-attacks-part-ii/
Halo, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/halo-the-suburban-angel-apocalypse-part-i/
Halo, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/halo-the-suburban-angel-apocalypse-part-ii/
Starcrossed, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/starcrossed-off-page-exposition-part-i/
Starcrossed, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/starcrossed-off-page-exposition-part-ii/
Wings, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/wings-evolution-fails-again-part-i/
Wings, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/wings-evolution-fails-again-part-ii/
A Beautiful Dark, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/a-beautiful-dark-of-course-we-have-powers-part-i/
A Beautiful Dark, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/a-beautiful-dark-of-course-we-have-powers-part-ii/
Article 5, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/article-5-are-you-going-to-scarborough-fair-part-i/
Article 5, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/article-5-are-you-going-to-scarborough-fair-part-ii/
Die For Me, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/die-for-me-numa-numa-numa-yay-part-i/
Die For Me, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/die-for-me-numa-numa-numa-yay-part-ii/
Angelfall, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/angelfall-you-know-nothing-snow-white-part-i/
Angelfall, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/angelfall-you-know-nothing-snow-white-part-ii/
Teardrop, Part One: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/teardrop-the-magdalenian-conspiracy-part-i/
Teardrop, Part Two: https://racheliliffe.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/teardrop-the-magdalenian-conspiracy-part-ii/
And coming soon… no matter how much you may beg… The Jewel, by Amy Ewing.