Thursday, April 9, 2009

Katka - Stephen R. Meier

Katka
Stephen R. Meier
Rating: 4/5

In my almost three years as a book blogger I have stuck to reviewing YA books.

However this changed when I was contacted by Stephen R. Meier.

I thought I was in trouble when I first started reading this book. The first page was full of things that I had never seen in a book--I can admit at first I was disgusted and shared it with a reviewing friend. It did not sink into my mind at the time that this was NOT a YA book, so it was something that I needed to work through.

I'm glad that I didn't give up on the book. The 'disgusting' things that I first read in the book were needed to tell the story. The book is based on a story of a group of friends who start a mail order bride business. Once you can accept the raw facts of the mail order bride business it is easy to get lost in the book and the wonderful story that Meier has orchestrated.

Possibly one of the most interesting books that I have read yet. Just turning an adult at the ripe old age of 18 last year, I can say that Meier really gives me hope for 'Adult Books', I had always avoided most books written for 'adults' because to be honest they really never held my attention with a storyline.

I suggest this book to every reader of my blog--regardless of the age group you are in. If you can handle a topic such as the mail order bride service I highly suggest giving this book a read--I can assure you that you will not be disappointed!

There is a lesson weaved into the story, and Meier is the perfect person to tell it!

xo


24 comments:

Korianne said...

Wow, surprised to hear this book is not all sex and gore. I am not a big adult book fan either, but I might just give it a chance.

Emma said...

Hmm, looks interesting. Nice review!

Anonymous said...

This book definitely sounds like something I would be interested in, it would get me to venture from YA novels.

Carrie Harris said...

It DOES look interesting. I'm glad you stuck with it!

Shauna said...

I was struggling just yesterday with the fact that I can't seem to get into any adult books that are not written by Michael Crichton. So I'm glad that you think this book gives people like us hope to cross over! Ha.

Brooke said...

I've been looking for an honest review of this book from a hmm younger reviewer.. My nephew is interested in it and I wanted to be sure it was something he could handle before getting it for him..

Lalaland said...

I've never really read adult books becuase of all that I've seen it's usually about sex or a whole bunch of fighting or gore without a plot that I'm drawn to. This one does sound interesting.

Jennifer and my cat Gracie said...

After reading your review, I'm even more interested in the book.

Becky said...

This one looks interesting. It is nice sometimes to get out of one's comfort zone.

Keira of LoveRomancePassion said...

Mail Order Bride service? Are the brides willingly going forth to meet unknown future husbands? What genre would you say the book was?

Steph said...

Oo, mail order bride...that sounds interesting.

Steph

Ginny said...

Great review & congrats for reading something that is out of the norm for you!

sally apokedak said...

I'm willing to give it a try. I'm pretty tough when it comes to disgusting. I just don't do horror.

DeSeRt RoSe said...

From the trailer and this review I'm very much interested in reading this book.. and adult books are no problem for me I read anything that grabs my interest.. thanks for the honest review!

MJ said...

This sounds great. I have loved and hated some of the adult books I've read. I think I would enjoy this one.

liane66 said...

Good review! I think this would be a good one to read with my teen.
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Nick Queen said...

Hmm, I might be thrown a bit by the disgusting stuff but it does sound interesting.

Jack said...

Sound very interesting!

Doreen said...

I'm intrigued!! :) I would give this book a chance to be read!

annette said...

It does sound very interesting.

♔ jessica.marie said...

Wow, I do not think I have ever read a book about mail order brides... I will have to add this to my tbr list!

Nina said...

Mail order brides? That's such an intresting topic. I've ventured out of YA quite frequently but I haven't read anything on that topic. I have to admit, the idea of someone writing of it is intrigueing. And the authors a man? Is it from a woman's point of view? That would be twice as good. I love when authors take on the opposite sex point of views.

Cheryl said...

I can honestly say I've never read a book about mail order brides.

Sara said...

Maid order brides and it's not all sex sex sex? Definitely interested in rading it now..