(MILD SPOILER in my comment so please beware)
I'm reading this book right now and although I find it very intriguing, I just went on a rant about it in my personal journal. ;p By the time I was on page 75, I "had it all figured out", or so I think. I'm not sure if the small review the op gave is any indicator that "I'm right", or not, but I'm going to go ahead and guess that, yeah, I'm right.
The thing is, that kinda annoys me. :/ SHOULD I have figured it out by page 75, considering there's over 500 pages? True, if the font was different, it might not be over 500 pages, but to have any story "figured out" by page 75 is a little bit frustrating. I am NOT looking for spoilers since I do want to read the rest of the book, plus this post isn't for spoilers anyway, but what I would really like to know is, if you've read the book, did the writer intentionally want you to "figure it out" (more or less) by page 75 or did I get way ahead of myself, thought way too much about it, and figured out a major plot point too far in advance? Was it just me or does everyone that reads this book do that?
My problem is that I don't like books that frustrate me. And normally something like this would frustrate me. I call it "ridiculous writing". I'm an adult that likes to read YA but I'm also an adult that likes to write YA. And it's not just YA books that can frustrate like this. But I know I personally wouldn't want my reader to figure out something that's supposed to be a gasp worthy moment in the story, too soon. And if I'm right, if I DID "figure it out", it wasn't that hard to do, at all. If I'm wrong, and I actually have not "figured it out" (this soon in the story), then I'm really just totally confused. ;p But for me it's obvious at this point what's going on.
And that happened early on in the story. It was not ON page 75 that I "figured it out" by the way. That's just how far I got by the time I started thinking "um, wait a minute..."
Meh :/ I'm going to keep reading. I like the style of the book and the courage of the story, so far. But I am frustrated at how "easy" it was (if I'm right). Now, of course, since I'm currently only on page ... 84, I could find out that the thing I figured out is more obvious than what I'm realizing and that it was perfectly okay for me to figure it out when I did. But if I get to the end of the story and there's some huge "shocking moment" that over-dramatizes itself, I'm going to actually be disappointed. :/
Here's hoping to some huge shocking revelation that I'm totally NOT expecting!! ;p