Hi! It’s Monday, and aside posting my review of Stacey Lee’s novel Under a Painted Sky, I wanted to let people know that I’m deciding to change my blog’s name…
As you can tell, Meghan’s Blog is a little boring, and doesn’t really give a description as to what my blog is about about (other than it’s mine haha). I’ve been using this platform for just over a year (has it really been that long already? I totally forgot to celebrate my blog’s birthday February 2nd!) and I wasn’t sure if I would like it, and I just thought it would be a place where I could keep all my reviews, but as I’ve been blogging I’ve really come to like it- so I thought it was time for a better name change. I’m still in the process of coming up with a name, but I’m hoping to have it finalized this week.
I also wanted to ask the question, because I’m not 100% sure I want to, or should, but how would you feel if I got more personal with my blog? I don’t mean let me tell you all my secrets, but just giving a little more into my life, and what I do- would that be interesting to read? Or should I just stick with my reviews? It’s an idea I’ve been toying with, and I have no idea if I should or not. Let me know in the comments! 🙂
Now to my review!
Under a Painted Sky by: Stacey Lee: It’s the year 1849 and one fateful day Samantha’s life is turned upside down. She looses her father to a fire, and then kills a man who tries to rape her. Escaping with a slave named Annamae, the two girls pretend to be boys as they flee to California. On the way they meet a group of boys who help them on their journey, but ultimately end up becoming their undoing. The novel was well written with some fantastic plotlines. As the reader got farther into the novel it seemed inevitable for a romantic plotline to take place. Although it didn’t feel out of place, it felt predictable, and the reader knew that it was coming. The author did a good job of writing, and developing her characters that it enhanced the plot. The middle of the novel did grow a bit stale and the reader wondered when things were going to pick up. The ending was all right; it was happy and joyful after so much sorrow, which was nice. Overall, it was a well put together novel that dealt a lot with the Chinese culture, friendship and surviving.