A review by sagek
Glorious by Billy Wong


*I received this from Billy Wong on LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.
**This will also be posted on Booklikes and LibraryThing.

I tried, I really did, but I just couldn't finish this. I tried for three days, even forced myself to continue, but I just couldn't. I really hate giving bad reviews but like others, I felt like this book was a letdown.

At first, I was really looking forward to this short novella because I wanted something that was funny and easy and light and short. I didn't get that. At all. Nothing was funny, and it was so unrealistic and childish. I feel like it should be a book for children instead, taking out the attempted rape and bad language. Honestly, I cringed a lot, and I just couldn't stand most of the characters, as they were flat and all acted like little children with anger and bullying issues; people who can't stand being wrong and then through a hissy fit. And the youngest was supposedly 17. I couldn't find anything good about them. Especially Gloria.

Gloria. basically, wishes to avenge The Champion (whom she is completely obsessed with and fantasizes about on a daily basis) after his friend Astrid (the greatest warrior and also the Princess) beats him in a match. Gloria basically put The Champion on a golden pedestal and said 'he's the greatest being ever and no one can beat him!' so when he was defeated right before her, she decided to avenge him by challenging Astrid. She is so childish, so selfish, and I just can't stand her. All she can think about is being greater and better than everyone else, and she refuses to see the truth even when it is right in front of her. She easily annoyed me. And that just made the book less enjoyable.

There was so much potential, and it just didn't have what it could have to be a better read.

I apologize if I offend anyone or seem too harsh.