So far the books have been good or great, and I haven't regretted reading them and haven't DNFed any.
It's been a good first quarter 2020 in terms of getting through PopSugar reading challenge books, and a few others books I wanted to read this year. Of course, there's never enough time, and I will always have more books on my TBR list than on my "read" list. Read select book reviews here: Twenties … Continue reading 2020 Quarterly Wrapup
The book is more character study than anything else, and though I don't always enjoys those sorts of books, I did this one.
"We’re all living in one big cage...The cage is open, but nobody leaves…We all have to leave the cage together."
Make your setting a character.
Six high school students, some of them friends, some former friends, are locked in a hotel dinner hall with a syringe, a bomb, and one hour to escape. But to escape, they have to kill one of them, or they all die.
I hated it. It meandered, was boring, and had no point. It touches on Jane Austen's novels throughout the chapters, but I didn't see how those novels fit into this one, except as references.
I've read other books by Darcy Coates and enjoyed them, but Voices in the Snow was disappointing. I expected more dystopian, more apocalypse, and less overdone wendigos and zombies.
I forced myself to go through the book, hoping it would improve. But the writing was too much. Too many metaphors that pulled me out the scene, things like "my jaw was hanging by a shoelace." Poor writing overall, which is surprising for Mafi. Her other books were superb.
I've been itching to read dystopian lately, and not just because of Covid-19. Though, the pandemic is making my itch grow stronger.
Here's a list of dystopian books I'm going to make my way through the next few weeks of my "social distancing."