Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Liesl and Po
by Lauren Oliver
Published by  HarperCollins
Date Publication: October 4th 2011
Rating: 2/5

Synopsis: Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.
Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

My thoughts

Cover:It's a decent one.Like the gold cover.Bummer that was the only likable thing for me.

Book:It never was on my wishlist.I got a hint from Booksake[check them out, there awesome book reviewers] that it was a free read at Not a complete disappointment for me. I still wanted to know what Liesl and Po would encounter on their travels.I never bash an author.This review includes my honest opinions.

This middle grade has gotten a lot of hype and was not that interested.It was a free read.Nothing to loose.Liesl and po is sad and dreary read.That was not a problem for me

descriptionBut the bland writing and worldbuilding and characters were the reason for the two star rating. I felt no connection to the characters except bundle a cat-dog like shadow creature and it does not even talk or a lot of ''screen time''

from the official website. i do have to say great art for a middle grade

Liesl and Po was not for me and I'm now less likely to read deleruim and pandemonium.Don't let me deter you to read liesl and po.You may love it

The trailer

One of my favorite trailers /sad it was not for me

Link to whole song


  1. Cool trailer, I'd still like to read this book tho. It sounds interesthing.

  2. This is one of my favourite trailers too! I don't usually like watching them, but this was one just so perfect -- I'm really glad you included it in your review! I just had to listen to it while I was reading your thoughts LOL x)

    Awesome honest review, Roro! I love that, even though this book wasn't for you, you didn't bash it or declare war on everyone who loved it -- thanks so much!! :)

  3. Sorry you didn't like it but thanks for the review! I have an ARC of this hiding somewhere in my boyfriends car.

    That trailer is probably one of the best I have seen though, along with its haunting melody!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre
    Check Out Du Livre's Latest Post: Cover Reveal and ARC giveaway

  4. I've heard mostly good things about this book, but it's always nice to get a differing opinion. At least you didn't buy it, right? Lol. Sorry to hear this wasn't quite up your alley. I'm still probably going to read it, but I'm wondering if I'll feel similarly about the characters. I CAN be pretty nit-picky when it comes to character

  5. Too bad it wasn't for you! I loved this one :)

  6. Sounds interesting! I'm sorry the writing was so boring. :(

  7. Shame you didn't like it Roro! I love Lauren Oliver but I haven't read this book yet - I'm not too sure if I can do MG.

  8. Awww sorry to hear this didn't live up to the hype for you. I'm a huge fan of Lauren's YA novels - Delirium and Before I Fall - but I have yet to read her MG. Unfortunate that Liesl and Po didn't hook you in, but I'm glad you still at least gave it a go!

  9. Hi sweet! I have this one here on my shelf! Im eager to read it even if you didnt like it (that's probably cuz is a middle-grade) I guess I'll love it! many blog peers have a great opinion about it :)
    thanks for your honest thoughts my dear! there is nothing wrong in not liking a book even if it's well acclaimed =) As you said, it wasnt for you. I hope it is for me though XD

    have a lovely weekend! muah!

  10. Great review - very honest and well thought out. I thought it was okay, but nothing special - certainly not as good as I had expected it to be. I loved the illustrations though!

    Stephanie @Stepping Out of the Page

  11. Wow, I had not paid attention to this book when I first saw it, but your review has definitely caught my eye! The illustrations look amazing, and it sounds like a great story that I can also share with my 2 boys!
    Thanks much, adding it to our wishlist :)
    Happy reading!!!

  12. I liked Delirium by her so I would be interested in this one, even if it is a different genre :)

  13. The trailer is really beautiful, I haven´t read it either.
    Sometimes it happens that to me too that a book someone love or like didn´t work for me, I like your review.



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