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Reader's Discretion Advised

...this confuses me. So...it's like tumblr...for books?

Either way, I'm mainly on Goodreads. I do occasionally come here, and also do periodically import my shelves from GR here, but GR is a more sure bet for contacting me.

The Gifting - Anne Brooke Not sure what happened/was supposed to happen, but what I read about was definitely not what the blurb talked about. The advanced praise shit annoyed me because bitch, don't tell me what to think. It was written in third person present tense interspersed with present perfect. Why? Why would you do something like that? And the "switching between characters" thing was weird. It didn't really feel like there was a need to do so.And it dragged on. It just felt melodramatic. I couldn't get into the story at all. I didn't know the characters and I didn't care for any of them.I feel like if this story actually had been about what the blurb said it was about, that would have been nice. Well, maybe it would have been about what the blurb said it was about later, but the beginning seemed like a spin-off story of the blurb description.Also, third person present tense with bouts of present perfect *shudders