Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells

This is the third and final book in the Ya-Yas trilogy. It was good, but not as good as the other two, I don't think. The book is mostly told in interconnected short stories about the Ya-Ya members when they are young, showing how they became the women they did. While the stories were amusing, I have always connected more with the second generation, the Petites Ya-Yas, not the mothers. At the end, however, there is a several-chapter story arc which ties a lot of the book together and gives the earlier vignettes some context. In fact, I thought it very clever how Wells pulls it all together at the end.

I finished the book on Tuesday evening and am already forgetting a lot of what was in it. It was good, entertaining, etc. but I think the vignette format is holding me back from enjoying it as much as I did Divine Secrets or Little Altars Everywhere. Recommended for those who already love the Ya-Yas, but I would read the other two books first. And if you're only interested in reading one of these novels, go for Divine Secrets; it was the best of the three.

Four out of five Whatevers.


Staci said...

Call me goofy but I'd rather watch the movie!! LOL...sometimes authors should stop while they're ahead huh?

Lexi said...

I haven't seen the movie, but maybe I'll check it out. I don't usually like watching movies based on books...I get really offended when they change things!