My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Pretty sure this (from Netgalley) is a DNF. I feel I should give it another shot, but I’m not optimistic. I’ve learned not to immediately recoil when a book is in the present tense, but four extraordinary books (The Help and The Hunger Games Trilogy) don’t make it less than gimmicky when not done well. Also, not done well = amateurish, unfortunately. Everyone in this book has already annoyed me deeply (if you have something to say, just say it, I beg you), and main character Kate worst of all.
“I have something I need to tell you!”
Repeat ad nauseam.
And – seriously? This driving-aged girl’s mother allows a boy to sleep overnight in her bed? I don’t care how many degrees of Best Friend he is – I had to read that three times before I believed it.
Yeah, you know what … I have a few dozen other Netgalley books I need to get to. DNF it is.
- Wilde’s Fire (Darkness Falls #1) by Krystal Wade (thebookhookup.com)