Ebook, 230 Pages
YA/ Coming of Age
By: Melina Marchetta
“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.”
🌟 There are 2 reasons that made me read this book: I read Finnikin of the Rock 1 year ago and liked it. Fares & May, 2 of the people who have the closest book taste as mine read and loved it. Those were enough reasons to have high expectations.
🌟 I was going through some non-spoilery reviews before reading this one and one thing that many readers agreed on was that it starts slow and confusing and the second half is way better and more emotional.
🌟 That may have been the biggest problem in this one, it was confusing and not-relatable and I didn’t care for any of the characters, but I was patiently waiting for the 2nd half which will blow my mind…. The only thing that was blown is my patience. By the time the book started making sense, I have lost any interest in the story and in the characters!
🌟 I also didn’t enjoy the setting of the book, the whole territory war thing was not for me and the jumping between past and present and the narrative style was not for me :(!
🌟 I believe it had an OK writing or I would have DNF it and not continue it.
🌟 Summary: It was more of an “It’s me not you” problem, I expected to love the book although the synopsis wasn’t interesting for me. It was slow and confusing to the point where I didn’t give a damn anymore. I am sure many like and will like this book but it was way over the top for me. I decided to give it a 2 out of 5 stars!
🌟 Prescription: If you like the synopsis and heavier stories, then this may be a good match for you.
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