Last One to Die 🔪 Spoiler Free Review

Title: Last One to Die
Author: Cynthia Murphy
Genre: YA Thriller
Publication Date: Jan 7th, 2021
Pages: 294
Publishers: Scholastic
Rating:

4.5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Young, brunette women are being attacked in the city of London.

16-year-old, Irish-born Niamh has just arrived for the summer, and quickly discovers that the girls being attacked look frighteningly similar to her.

Determined to make it through her Drama Course, Niamh is placed at the Victorian Museum to put her drama skills to the test, and there she meets Tommy: he’s kind, fun, attentive, and really hot! . . . Nonetheless, there’s something eerie about the museum.

As the two strands of present-day serial attacker and sinister Victorian history start to collide, Niamh realises that things are not as they seem. Will she be next?

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Last One to Die started off slow but I ended up absolutely hooked & loved the end of it! To be fair it was probably only the first 50 or so pages that were a tad slow for me. They weren’t necessarily slow moving, like stuff happens fairly quickly but I just wasn’t quite hooked just yet. I was struggling a little around the 50 – 100 page mark but I decided to start listening to the audiobook as well & it was the best decision! I read the rest of the story in one sitting by listening to the audiobook & reading along with the physical book. It just picked up the pace a little bit for me which I needed.

This book was VERY unpredictable. Right until a couple sentences before the reveal I had absolutely no damn clue who it was. There was a ‘reveal’ in the middle’ish of the book but I knew everything wasn’t revealed yet. Which was kind of obvious as it was the middle of the book. Everything doesn’t usually wrap up smack in the middle of a book. So I knew something was yet to come but I honestly had no idea that it would turn out the way it did!

I loved the main character, she was very relatable & read very realistic. Her reactions to the things she was going through made sense. I find that some characters can just handle everything & I’m sitting there thinking I would be loosing my mind if this was me. Well Niamh was exactly what I wanted in that respect. Did she scream & run away a couple times? yes! Did she have a full on panic attack a couple times? yes! Because that’s what real people would do in that situation!

I also really enjoyed the sneaky little paranormal aspect that this book had! All I knew was that it was a YA Thriller/Mystery, so that was a pleasant surprise. I love the combo of fantasy elements with mystery/thrillers. So this was perfect for me.

The one thing I didn’t like was the romance. It happened very quickly & felt a little forced at times. I understand it’s purpose in the story but it just wasn’t my favourite.

Overall I definitely think it’s worth the read! The audiobook is very well narrated & helped me really get into it. Especially as the narrator had the correct accent for the character. How I read certain phrases & slang in my head was just not right with my accent! So it was nice to have the narrator say them properly! If you are after an unpredictable thriller full of craziness & will probably make you look over your shoulder 150 times while reading then this is the one for you!

Thanks for reading! Eliza

Ace of Spades ♠️ Spoiler Free Review

Title: Ace of Spades
Author: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Genre: YA Thriller
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 415
Publishers: Feiwel & Friends
Rating:

4 Stars
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So, I’m still not 100% on my rating choice. This one was hard as there were things that really irritated me but also it was super gripping after the 200 page mark… So I’m a bit indecisive.

Let’s start with what I didn’t like. The beginning was too much high school drama for my taste. That’s just personal preference but even in real life I was never apart of that side of high school or cared in the slightest. Most of it I just find petty. Which was my thoughts a few times in the beginning of the book.

The next thing I disliked was Chiamaka & Jamie as characters. Chiamaka did grow a little throughout the book but even in the end I wasn’t super impressed with her. Both here & Jamie were toxic & manipulative characters and while Chiamaka did call Jamie out on it eventually, no one really called Chiamaka out. Which was annoying. It was like it’s fine to treat people like that as long as you can give a reason how it benefits you. Oh and if you feel powerful while doing it! Uhmm, no, you’re just a shitty person.

The last point on my dislike list is the ending. Some things were wrapped up but I feel like there was sooo much left unanswered or half finished. I can’t go into details because spoilers but there was a character in jail, we never found out what happened. We never found out the actual details about Devon’s dad. What happened to Chiamaka’s love interest? Were they there the night shit hit the fan? They just kind of disappeared off the face of the earth. So yeah, I have a lot of questions…. And it’s a standalone, so I will never get them answered.

NOW onto the positives. This book was straight up GRIPPING in the last 200 pages.

It went like:
First 100 pages: meh, school drama
Next 100 pages: I’m curious but not hooked
Last 200 pages: holy fuck what is happening!

The last 200 pages had me hooked & I was so damn invested in this story that I read the last 170 pages in one sitting. That is the main reason it has such a high rating for me to be honest.

I enjoyed that we had both m/m & f/f representation as well as POC. I’m not sure I’ve actually read a LGBT+ POC character before but I could be wrong. Either way it was nice to see representation!

I did enjoy Devon as a character as well as Terrell. Devon was a very fleshed out character which I enjoyed. You see both his & Chiamaka’s struggles being POC. Devon especially as he is also Gay and doesn’t live in a great neighbourhood. His Ma is so precious too. Chiamaka we see a little bit of the struggle of having a white dad and how he doesn’t understand or really advocate for her as a POC. So there were a lot of aspects relating to POC experience covered in this book which was awesome to see. While I’m not POC myself and can’t directly relate this is definitely representation we need in YA books!

In conclusion I’m still confused about my rating. I hoped writing this review would help me weigh the good & bad but I still don’t know if I should rate this 3.5 or 4 stars. I’ll leave it as 4 for now but may adjust after thinking a bit more. I only finished the book about an hour before posting this. So it’s still fresh.

Thanks for reading! Eliza

Graphic Novel Mash Up 📚 Spoiler Free Reviews

The Avant-Guards: Vol 2 & Down to the Wire

Title: The Avant-Guards: Vol 2 & The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire
Series: The Avant-Guards
Author: Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes
Genre: YA LGBT
Publication Date: Feb 18th, 2020 & Nov 12th, 2020
Pages: 112
Publishers: BOOM! Box
Rating:

5 Stars

This graphic Novel series is INCREDIBLE! It’s so much fun but also touches on the importance of friendship & the natural struggles that can come with that.
This one also has amazing rep! The Avant-Guards features a Trans Woman, a Non-Binary Person & a Sapphic relationship! *Chefs kiss*
I really hope they expand this series. The story kind of wrapped up in Down to the Wire but there could easily be more to this and I would be totally here for it!


Alice: From Dream to Dream

Title: Alice: From Dream to Dream
Author: Giulio Macaione, Giulia Adragna & Adapted to English by Jackie Ball
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: Oct 2nd, 2018
Pages: 144
Publishers: BOOM! Box
Rating:

4.5 Stars
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Alice was a beautiful story that featured the importance of family & friendship. It was a very impactful read while also having some action & suspense. The fantasy aspect just took it up a notch for me. I found it fascinating but would also love to know more about the world itself. Was her ability somewhat normal? Do other people have abilities? Or is Alice the only one? I’m curious about the world for sure. Alice was also adapted to English which was a fun surprise. I do try and make an effort to read adaptations but I find most of the popular ones just aren’t a genre/story I would read. Which makes it hard but this one is definitely worth the read!


Eat, and Love Yourself

Title: Eat, and Love Yourself
Author: Sweeney Boo & Lilian Klepakowsky
Genre: YA Magical Realism
Publication Date: Apr 21st, 2020
Pages: 160
Publishers: BOOM! Box
Rating:

3.5 Stars
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This one left me a little underwhelmed. The fantasy element was interesting but definitely not explained in the slightest. I also felt like at times the story was a little all over the place. It was very disjointed at times which made it a little hard to follow.
While I personally have never experienced an eating disorder and can’t directly comment on that rep I do feel like it could have ended a lot better. It ended very abruptly with no resolution. I feel like it might have been more impactful to see Mindy overcoming her struggles with eating disorders & her journey to loving herself. That’s just not what we got though. It ended with her saying she will do better but that was it.
There are definitely people out there enjoying it and I’ve seen positive feedback regarding the rep from people who have gone through a similar experience. However, for me it just didn’t quite hit the mark.

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The Game 💫 Spoiler Free Review 🎄 Blogmas Day 16

Title: The Game
Author: Linsey Miller
Genre: YA Mystery
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 240
Publishers: Underlined
Rating:

4 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis

A game turns deadly with a killer who picks his victims one by one, letter by letter.

Every year the senior class at Lincoln High plays assassin. Lia Prince has been planning her strategy for years and she’s psyched that not only does she finally get to play, she’s on a team with Devon Diaz. But this year, the game isn’t any fun–it’s real. Abby Ascher, Ben Barnard, and Cassidy Clarke have all turned up . . . dead. Can Lia stop the ABC killer before he reaches D?

The Game was a super short & easy to read book! It was gripping and kept me hooked the entire time. I loved the mystery & I wasn’t able to guess it at all until the reveal! Even though it was short, it packed a punch and was very mysterious & at times thrilling. There were a couple spots where you had no idea if they were going to make it out alive. There was even one part that gave me the creeps & I’m really glad I didn’t have to walk alone anywhere because I would have been looking over my shoulder & hearing shit the whole time.

Surprisingly one of my favourite parts was the actual game. They play this game called Assassin & they get put in teams & given a target and they have to shoot their target with a water gun. I found this really intriguing and I was super interested in the game even before the murder mystery part started happening. I would totally read a book just based off this game!

I also really enjoyed the characters. Even though this book is only 200 pages the characters were very fleshed out. We learnt a lot about a lot of characters & really got to know the 4 major characters. I did feel that the romance kinda wasn’t necessary. However, it also kinda played a part in the plot, I guess, so I kinda get it. I just didn’t really care for those parts. I’m here for the murdery stuff, not the romancy stuff.

The only downside it really had was the ending. While the reveal was unexpected it just happened so quickly. I guess it’s just because it’s a short story but I just wanted more from the big ending. It was probably the least thrilling/gripping of the whole book.

Overall I did really enjoy The Game but I think the ending could have been a bit better. I’m very keen to see if this author comes out with another book in the mystery/thriller category as before now she had only released fantasy books. While I love her fantasy, lately I am gravitating towards mystery/thriller/horror a bit more, so I would love to see more of those from Linsey Miller.

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Clown in a Cornfield 💫 Spoiler Free Review

Title: Clown in a Cornfield
Author: Adam Cesare
Genre: YA Horror
Publication Date: August 25th, 2020
Pages: 352
Publishers: HarperTeen
Rating:

4 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it until graduation. She might not make it to morning.

Quinn and her father moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs to find a fresh start. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.

Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.

Let’s talk about my main issue with this book & why it didn’t get a higher rating!
So my issue was the reveal/motive. Quite frankly it just didn’t make any sense. It was completely unrealistic and it kinda just felt like a half assed excuse because they couldn’t think of anything better. Besides the actual reveal of who was behind it the ending itself was fine though.

Now, for what I did enjoy! This book was very gripping. I didn’t want to stop reading because I was keen to know what was going to happen next. The action scenes were also written very well. There was no confusion & they were very thrilling to read!

I enjoyed the slower start which let you get to know the characters before jumping in into the actual horror/slasher part. Getting to know the characters meant that I actually cared what was happening to them & were rooting for certain characters. That the one thing I dislike about some slasher style movies. They jump straight in and you don’t know who the characters are, so it’s hard to really care what’s happening to them.

This book was also very atmospheric. I loved the way the author described the town & surroundings. It made it very easy to picture what was happening. Which definitely added to the overall appeal of the book.

So, overall I had a good time reading it and it was very gripping. However, I just didn’t think the motive made too much sense in the end. I do recommend picking up Clown in a Cornfield, but just know that the reveal isn’t the strongest point in the book.


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The Inheritance Games 💫 Spoiler Free Review 📚 Blogtober #28

Title: The Inheritance Games
Series Name: The Inheritance Games
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Genre: YA Mystery
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 384
Publishers: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis

A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists, perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.

Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

This one was a very pleasant surprise as there has been very little talk about it & I had no idea what to expect.

The Inheritance Games was a very mysterious & unpredictable story. It was gripping & I found myself not wanting to stop listening. It was very addictive actually, even if I could only listen to 3 minutes of it in between other thinks I found myself putting it on when I usually wouldn’t. So that tells me that I was enjoying it!

All the characters were very realistic and nearly all had a backstory and depth put into them. I like that you also saw the characters developing & showing more of themselves throughout as Avery got to know them. I also like how different the 4 boys are. The author could have gave them all the same qualities but every one was unique & interesting in their own way.

I also loved how atmospheric the book was. I loved learning about the house & surrounds as it really built a picture & set the scene. The authors writing when it came to explaining things definitely helped in engrossing you in the story and being invested in the characters.

Overall I really enjoyed The Inheritance Game and more than I thought I would as I simply didn’t know what to expect as I have heard basically no one talking about this. This is book 1 in a duology, so I’m loving that as duologys are hard to find. I’m very keen to see what will happen next!


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The Tea Dragon Tapestry 💫 Spoiler Free Review 📚 Blogtober #25

Title: The Tea Dragon Tapestry
Series Name: Tea Dragon
Author: Katie O’Neill
Genre: MG Fantasy
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 128
Publishers: Oni Press
Rating:

5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series!

Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng’s care, Greta still can’t chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside.

Told with the same care and charm as the previous installments of the Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry welcomes old friends and new into a heartfelt story of purpose, love, and growth.

The Tea Dragon Society: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spoiler Free Review
The Tea Dragon Festival: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spoiler Free Review
The Te Dragon Tapestry: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Tea Dragon series is just so cute! It is an overall wholesome & enjoyable read that always leaves me feeling better after reading them!

I loved that we learned more about Minette & their back story in this book. That was something that I wanted more of in book 1 so that was a nice surprise. We also got to see most of the characters from The Tea Dragon Society & The Tea Dragon Festival come back in The Tea Dragon Tapestry which was awesome. They are also amazing & such well developed characters so it was nice to see them all again.

I also love that all of the books have an amazing story to tell and all have a message to teach the reader. The Tea Dragon Tapestry features a beautiful message involving grief and the importance of small gestures.

Overall I love these books & I will definitely be rereading them! I wish there was more but The Tea Dragon Tapestry was the conclusion. It is amazingly wrapped up but I would be totally happy to read another 10 books based on these adorable tiny dragons! I highly recommend checking out this series if you need something wholesome and feel good to read!


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The Tea Dragon Festival 📚 Spoiler Free Review 💫 Blogtober #20

Title: The Tea Dragon Festival
Series Name:Tea Dragon #1
Author: Katie O’Neill
Genre: MG Fantasy
Publication Date: Sept 17th, 2019
Pages: 136
Publishers: Oni Press
Rating:

5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep, but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.

The Tea Dragon Society: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spoiler Free Review
The Tea Dragon Festival: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Tea Dragon Tapestry: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spoiler Free Review to come

These books are just AMAZING!

Just because something comes easily to you, does not mean it has no value.

Firstly the diversity is amazing! This one is set well before the events in The Tea Dragon Society and does not focus on the same characters or location. So we have new diversity being featured including someone who is deaf. I love that the the book features sign language in this one! The author didn’t have to include the actual sign langugae & translation but she did it so smoothly that it just works naturally and that amazing.

I love the messages that are portrayed in this graphic novel series. It doesn’t come across as a motivational kind of book but that is really how it feels sometimes. The author always includes some message that makes you think and that can relate to the real world.

I enjoyed learning about a new species in this one as well as we meet a full size dragon. The world is always being expanded and it feels very well developed and explained even though the books are under 150 pages each.

Of course I have to mention the artwork as it’s gorgeous and so colourful! I’d love to get some of those chapter headings as stickers or something as they are just beautiful!

Overall I really enjoyed The Tea Dragon Festival! The books are gorgeous, feature amazing diversity, always have a really good message & they are just cute and wholesome reads. I highly recommend giving this series a go as I simply can’t fault anything about it!

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Salt to the Sea 💫 Spoiler Free Review 📚 Blogtober #16

Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: Feb 2nd, 2016
Pages: 391
Publishers: Philomel Books
Rating:

5 Stars

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While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well-documented disasters, the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea by a Soviet submarine of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise liner that was supposed to ferry wartime personnel and refugees to safety from the advancing Red Army. The ship was overcrowded with more than 10,500 passengers — the intended capacity was approximately 1,800 — and more than 9,000 people, including 5,000 children, lost their lives.

Sepetys (writer of ‘Between Shades of Gray’) crafts four fictionalized but historically accurate voices to convey the real-life tragedy. Joana, a Lithuanian with nursing experience; Florian, a Prussian soldier fleeing the Nazis with stolen treasure; and Emilia, a Polish girl close to the end of her pregnancy, converge on their escape journeys as Russian troops advance; each will eventually meet Albert, a Nazi peon with delusions of grandeur, assigned to the Gustloff decks.

This book is absolutely amazing! This is actually my reread of this one as I did listen to the audiobook a couple years ago and loved it then too. However, I didn’t end up reviewing it last time so I decided to do it this time!
Firstly I highly recommend the audiobook! It is amazingly done & has full cast narration. It’s definitely worth the listen.

This is a very emotional and hard hitting book. I spent the last couple chapters with tears in my eyes & actually had to put the book down twice to pull myself together. It is written in a way that you have an instant connection with these characters (well most of them) and you just want them to get to freedom. Of course this is based off WWII and a lot of people did die, so it’s something you know is likely coming in the book but it doesn’t make it easier to read when it does.

I love and care for Florian, Emilia & Joana so much and genuinely hate Alfred as a person and a character. These characters feel so fleshed out and you learn their stories & their history. It makes it hard to not think of them as real people.

This book also drags you in and won’t let go. I didn’t want to put it down as I just wanted to find out what happens next. It’s also very unpredictable. Just when you think everything is going alright the shit hits the fan again and you are left in shock because of it.

I also love that the author kept the book as historically accurate as she could. Not only did she do that but she also explained it all and told you what really happened and what was fiction. I love that this also focuses on a lesser known event that was extremely deadly. I wish more YA books focused on specific lesser known events so as to educate readers.

Overall I highly recommend this book. Of course it is a WWII story and it’s extreme and hard hitting. There is of course the obvious trigger warnings for a war book such as violence, death, children suffering, etc. but also, please be aware that there is references & discussion of rape in this one. However I think it is an important read and one that needs to be discussed & promoted more.

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A Song Below Water 💫 Spoiler Free Review 📚 Blogtober #16

Title: A Song Below Water
Series Name: A Song Below Water
Author: Bethany C. Morrow
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020
Pages: 288
Publishers: Tor Teen
Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis

Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she’s also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. At least she has her bestie Effie by her side as they tackle high school drama, family secrets, and unrequited crushes.

But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation; the girls’ favorite Internet fashion icon reveals she’s also a siren, and the news rips through their community. Tensions escalate when Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice during a police stop. No secret seems safe anymore—soon Portland won’t be either.

I was highly anticipating this book before I picked it up! A siren story with POC MCs & Black Lives Matter themes?! Sounded like the perfect mix of contemporary issues & fantasy elements. What could go wrong? Well, turns out a fair bit. I easily have more negative points than positive and while I did have a good time actually reading it and it dealt with some good topics the overall execution just wasn’t there.

So as I said I did enjoy the discussion on the Black Lives Matter topics. I enjoyed that the author blended the hate towards the black community in with the hate towards the siren community. I’ve also seen some own voice reviews that claim the book has good representation, so that’s a positive as well even if it’s not something I can directly comment on.

However, that and the general enjoyability of the audiobook experience is really the only reason why this book got the rating that it did. It isn’t necessarily bad but it could have been done SOO much better.

Firstly for the negative side of things, there is basically no world building or background given at all. You are just thrown in and are just meant to understand what is going on when really you have no idea. There were also a general lack of explanation for a lot of aspects and also a fair few references to things, events, etc. that just weren’t explained. As if you are magically meant to know the back story and understand the references.

The main thing that bugged me with A Song Below Water is that it was advertised as a Siren Story but kinda wasn’t. Yes it started out that way but after a certain point Tav (the siren) basically doesn’t matter anymore and it’s all about Effie. The story turns into Effie trying to find herself and figure out what she is. What about Tav? And the siren hate? And her accidentally exposing her voice? And basically everything siren related?
Also slight spoiler but when Effie’s species is revealed it’s one we basically hadn’t heard of and have no idea what it is but everyones just like yeah cool she is a ….. And that’s it. We are just supposed to be like ‘yeah, makes total sense’ and move on. Prime example of lack of explanation.

I did start reading this book physically but found myself pushing to get through it due to simply not feeling any connection towards Effie or Tav. I like Tav but there was not real connection there and the characters had no depth. They felt very flat and one dimensional which makes it hard to connect to them as they have basically no personality. So, I ended up swapping to the audiobook which definitely made it easier to read.

Overall I am not particularly impressed with A Song Below Water. This book had so much potential but it just didn’t quite hit the mark. I’m not sure if I will end up picking up book 2. I’m kinda curious but also not really that curious, so I don’t know. If the audiobook pops up on Scribd I may end up giving it a go but I don’t think I will go out of my way to buy it.

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