I thought that the premise of this book sounded fantastic and I couldn’t wait to read it, yet when I actually sat down to read it, I found that the execution just wasn’t that great.
This book was written in a very unique manner. The narrator of the story refers to everyone as “we” or “some of us”, rather than referring to the majority of characters by their names. At first I was fine with this stylistic decision, I found it fitting to the story, and thought that it added a nice touch. Yet as the story wore on, I got incredibly annoyed with it. After a couple chapters in, it got difficult to read everything as “we” or “some of us” and I found myself growing frustrated with the book and author. I wish that the characters had been referred to more by their names instead, I would have found that a lot easier to read.
The story itself was interesting. I had never previously read a book about anything like this, so it was an interesting story to follow. I wish that I had been able to finish it without the writing driving me nuts, because I probably would have been able to enjoy the story a lot more that way.
Overall, I just couldn’t get past the writing in this book. The reference to characters as “we” just irked me and I wasn’t able to fully enjoy the story because of that. I was rather disappointed with this book.
I received this book for review purposes via NetGalley.