There Once Was a Book I Just Couldn’t Finish: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

November 13, 2013 Fun With Limericks 11 DNF

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
Series: The Colors of Madeleine # 1
Published by Arthur A Levine Books on April 1, 2013
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 375
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty!

This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).

Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.

As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds -- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses...


Welcome to another  round of “Fun With Limericks,” a (hopefully) fun way of dealing with books I didn’t finish, or I finished, but for whatever reason, I felt I could not write a proper review.  So, I’ve done the most logical thing possible, and I’ve decided to write a limerick to express my thoughts on A Corner of White.  A Corner of White was a rare DNF for me.  I tried, I really did.  I read 50%, and while it wasn’t bad, I just couldn’t connect to it at all.  Without further ado…

 A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

I can’t say this book was a terrible blight
But something about it was just not quite right
It’s quirky and weird
It went just in one ear
Then out the other into A Corner of White
Other Limericks:
Inhuman by Kat Falls


11 Responses to “There Once Was a Book I Just Couldn’t Finish: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty”

    • Stephanie

      It was just…confusing, which I’m sure had to do with the fact that I couldn’t connect with it, so I was distracted. The writing was very “fluffy” and whimsical, which just isn’t my thing.

  1. Whitley

    I almost couldn’t finish that one either, but I forced myself. It was just so relentlessly…quirky. “What’s going to happen next?” “Oh, something quirky but also entirely in line with what came before and ultimately not plot related.” “…okay, after that?” “Same.”
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    • Stephanie

      I usually have a hard time giving up, but I felt like I had NO idea what was going on in this one, so it seemed rather pointless.

  2. Cait D

    Hehe…brilliant way to review DNFs! I usually skip reviewing them so I don’t sound super negative. But that was kind of fun. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Thank you, Cait. I don’t have a problem being negative, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little fun with it, too. 🙂

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