Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
A self-confessed Kinsella-fan, I bought Wedding Night as soon as its paperback edition came out, a week before I started a different book, and abandoned that book altogether just because I need my dose of Kinsella right then and there (sorry).
Although Kinsella will always be one of my favorite authors, I think this novel isn’t her best. The plot was good, but the narration wasn’t so Kinsella-ish for me. I believe she was trying a new style, but I like her own style, the language, style, and elements which I’ve grown to love. It’s a whole new side of my favorite author - change is good, yes, but let’s see how well you could embrace it with this novel, especially if you’re also a fan.
There was a whole bunch of characters, all rooting for the main character, which I believe is Lottie, but somehow, I couldn’t root for her because of other characters who have their own stories to tell. The story was told in first person POV, which mostly center on Lottie’s and Fliss’ perspectives. I would’ve preferred third person POV though - a sea of characters like those in this novel all deserve to be heard, unlike just focusing on Lottie and Fliss alone. Lorcan’s character was interesting and I think it deserved more building up.
The execution of the plot wasn’t so special also. I wish it had more elements in it. The let’s-prevent-their-honeymoon tactic was fun but quite dragging though.
Nevertheless, Kinsella’s bout of sunshines will give you a better outlook in love and life, making you want to YOLO… YOLO moderately.
Two out of five stars!