When I freed up some reading time I looked over the reviews for “Covet” and I was surprised. There were many they didn't like it. If it had been another book I might not have even wanted to read it myself. But I feel the people were comparing it to the other novel and I didn't think that was fair. Some writers can write the same type of novel over and over and some can't or choose not to. I'm one that likes variety in my own writing and I knew I wouldn't want my books compared to one another because they're often too different.
So I got the book and started reading and tried to ignore what others said.
In the end I have to say I agree with both sides. Some readers said the plot was slow and not much happened. That was true but I also found that I had trouble stopping when I needed to stop. I wanted to keep reading. So that says something about the author’s writing right there.
So while I wasn't as transfixed as I was with “On the Island” I still enjoyed the time I spent with “Covet.” While I highly recommend “On the Island” I’ll only say I enjoyed covet. It was down to earth and very real life. If you enjoy reads of that sort go for it. Or read it and let me know why you couldn't put it down. Because I had trouble with it and still don't know why. Tracy Garvis Graves has the success and following I would greatly love. I appreciate her writing and can only hope to reach her level someday.