This morning I discovered a new to me author on Evi's book blog Zwillingsleiden (a blog written in German). Evi loves the books by author Paige Toon and because I trust her taste I decided to try the books.
I decided to get "Chasing Daisy" and "Johnny be good". I read in Evi's review of "Chasing Daisy" that there is a huge, suprising, dramatic, heart-wrenching twist in the book and I immediately wanted to know what it is, but unfortunately Evi isn't a fan of spoilers (I think I will start to call her evil Evi from now on ;) ).
I know that for a lot of readers spoilers belong to the deadly sins of reading. Many people hate them because spoilers really spoil books for them. But I'm an anxious reader (if you want to read a profile of the anxious reader click here) and need to know if there are any dramtic, unexpected twists in a story. I don't need every little detail but a rough overview is a must for me.
I'm persistent when looking for spoilers so I decided to visit amazon.co.uk and look up the reviews for "Chasing Daisy" there (btw, 58 of the 75 reviews are five stars!!!). But not even one reviewer included spoilers, not one! My next stop was goodreads and once again I was hopeful that some nice reviewer was kind enough to share some spoilers. But no, once again I was disappointed. All reviews I read were outrageously spoiler free. At this point I began to assume a conspiracy against me.
But still, I wasn't totally discouraged and searched the web for "reviews Chasing Daisy Paige Toon" and for "spoilers Chasing Daisy Paige Toon". But once again I was disappointed, I found lot's of reviews saying "I'm not telling you more details because I don't want to spoil the story for you" and wanted to scream "Why the hell not?". At this point I was sure that there indeed was a conspiracy against anxious readers who need spoilers.
So I will have to read the book without knowing what the shocking twist is and I hope that my poor, little heart will survive the excitement and lack of knowledge.