LOVE HURTS BY MALORIE BLACKMAN| Goodreads
Love Hurts is a combination of short stories written by various authors. When I first heard of this book, I got really excited, because I thought that it would be something like My True Love Gave Me. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. Only seven of the twenty four stories were original and the others were excerpts of already published books, approximately three pages each.
This book isn’t what I expected. I was sometimes confused with what was happening, because I couldn’t understand the background of the character’s past or the story itself. I haven’t read many of the books that were included and it was hard for me to grasp the plot. I chose to read this book for Valentine’s Day, because I wanted something romantic and I have to say that I was disappointed. I’m not saying that it’s bad, but it’s not great either.
I find it mediocre. The idea of making a book with romantic short stories is great, but I’d prefer if they were original and not taken from chapters of books. I wanted something to woo me and this one didn’t, I didn’t even felt the depth of love and that’s because the stories started very suddenly. In my opinion, it didn’t give any good to the books that were included either, you can’t judge a book from only one chapter. This book is for those who want to have a little glimpse of how some books are, like If I Stay or More than This. But, as I was saying, personally I wouldn’t recommend to read it for this reason.
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