Oct 162012
Review: IrisesIrises by Francisco X. Stork
Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
Published by Random House on Jan 10, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Format: Audiobook from YA Sync
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: dnf

Kate is bound for Stanford and an M.D.—if her family will let her go. Mary wants to stay home and paint. When their loving but repressive father dies, they must figure out how to support themselves and their mother, who is in a permanent vegetative state. Then three men sway their lives: Kate’s boyfriend Simon offers to marry her, providing much-needed stability. Mary is drawn to Marcos, though she fears his violent past. And Andy tempts Kate with more than romance, recognizing her ambition because it matches his own. Kate and Mary find new possibilities and darknesses in their sudden freedom. But it’s Mama’s life that might divide them for good—the question of if she lives, and what’s worth living for.

This was a slow and boring book. It felt like nothing was really happening. I wasn’t really drawn to either sister. Kate felt cold, and Mary was in her own little dream world. I tried several times to listen to the story, but kept giving up because I lost interest.

The narration itself was good. Smooth and steady, the voices were lovely and slightly distinct. The story is what disappointed.

  One Response to “Review: Irises”

  1. While I have yet to see a positive review from another blogger I know, I really did like this book. Too bad but yay for good narrators!

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