5.0 out of 5 stars Great holiday read
Great twists and turns couldn't see it coming. Really great read like her last book. Be great if she writes some more
Published 3 months ago by Stacie Cornwall
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
An okay book, however it took me a while to get into it! i am approaching the end now and while the book wasn't terrible it defiantly wasn't one of my favorites. However it really does come down to different peoples preference!
Published 5 months ago by Natalie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great holiday read,
3.0 out of 5 stars Average,
This review is from: Riches (Paperback)An okay book, however it took me a while to get into it! i am approaching the end now and while the book wasn't terrible it defiantly wasn't one of my favorites. However it really does come down to different peoples preference!
1.0 out of 5 stars A Poorly Written Disappointment,
This review is from: Riches (Paperback)I bought "Riches" as I had previously read "Fortune", another Megan Cole novel.
Going by "Fortune", I wasn't expecting a great literary work, but had hoped for another light hearted, fun to read novel.
"Riches" sorely disappoints.
Poorly written, Cole uses juvenile language that does not quite match up with some more adult themes in her book. The plot is lazy and sloppy.
The three main characters are poorly developed, the dialogue is lackluster and a plot that could have been intelligent is not done justice. Pointless characters are introduced, there is no depth to any character and the storyline is dull and poorly researched.
I also found countless grammatical and spelling errors in the text, so in addition to a disappointing author, it appears her editor was equally incompetent.
I struggled to finish this book and was left disappointed with the ending.
I wanted to like "Riches", but just couldn't get into it. This is a book written in language befitting a book for a 12 year old, trying to cover topics better suited to an adult/young adult.
I bought this book to have something easy and fun to read on the commute to work, but this was just a chore to read. Aside from it being a badly written book, even worse, it's BORING.
If this is what Cole has to offer, I think I will be giving her a wide berth and would suggest potential buyers do the same.
4.0 out of 5 stars Top beach read,
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really chick lit- Scooby Doo crossed with Indiana Jones,
This review is from: Riches (Paperback)Well I've read most of the current chick lit authors on the scene- this was one of the worst I've found. It would probably be more interesting if I were in my mid teens but I think even Judy Blume had more passion and scandal. I couldn't warm to the characters and thought it was poorly written. Thankfully I picked it up cheaply in charity shop- where it shall return. I finished it hence 2 stars, but I'll stick with those that do it best- Tilly Bagshawe, Lulu Taylor etc
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best,
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB!,
This review is from: Riches (Paperback)This is a fab book with an interesting twist at the end. This is perfect for sitting on a beach and losing yourself within.
1.0 out of 5 stars ebook quality is shocking - spelling mistakes throughout!,
At least 2 or 3 on every page!
3.0 out of 5 stars Riches indeed...,
This review is from: Riches (Paperback)I really enjoyed Megan Cole's debut novel Fortune, so it was inevitable that I'd buy her second novel, Riches. It's a very different novel to its predecessor, but it keeps the rich feel of the first book as all the girls are rich and beautiful (as we're rather constantly reminded). Fortune is more light and airy and more of a beach read than Riches. Despite the fact I liked the idea of Riches, I did feel it was very, very over the top. If you want to read - and enjoy - the book, you're going to have to suspend your beliefs as three girls from different parts of the world unite in a bid to save their parents and rescue a diamond(!) in the process. Oh, not to mention, they flit from Morocco, to Australia, to India at the drop of a hat. Don't get me wrong, Fortune was OTT, too, but it had more of a beach-read OTT feel and Riches doesn't have that. Riches is just seriously OTT.
Riches is a very quick read, and I finished it in a matter of hours and it is very readable despite it's believability (or lack thereof). And despite calling it OTT, I did enjoy getting lost in the world of Celina, Jhumpa and Luci for a few hours and it's the kind of read that doesn't really offend and is just a very quick read. The book is let down massively by the editing - I mean, seriously, I read lots of books with lots of errors but Megan Cole is, hands down, the worst writer ever. She has the worst editing team, too, just to add on the pressure. This is an author and editing team who do not know of the word "brought" and instead Jhumpa "bought herself up". Oh yes, that is what the sentence says. She bought herself. And it continues, at least three or four times in the novel the word "bought" is used instead of "brought". I mean, it's basic English for God's sake and it makes me so angry it was allowed to slip through, along with numerous other spellings errors and wrongly-worded sentences. If I managed to spot it straight away, then what the heck were her editing team looking at? There's nothing worse than a badly-spelt book. It's just lazy.
Overall, I enjoyed Riches. It wasn't as good as Fortune, although the editing errors were on par with each other(!). If Megan Cole brings out a third novel, I will pick it up as despite the OTT plots and OTT characters and constant use of the word "OMG" I do enjoy her books. They're light and fluffy and they quite easily pass a couple of hours and I enjoy reading them. Riches won't set the world alight, but for a quick beach read it does the business nicely. Sometimes it's nice to read something somewhat light and Riches fit the bill for me and I'd definitely read a third Megan Cole novel, though if only if I'm allowed to proof-read it first... (Just joking.) (Really.)
4.0 out of 5 stars great book - but let down by editing,
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Riches by Megan Cole (Paperback - 7 July 2011)