Friday, November 13, 2015

Mini Reviews: Link by Summer Wier and The Bones of you by Debbie Howells

Link by Summer Wier

summary on Goodreads.

Rating: DNF

"For seventeen-year-old Kira, there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than being surrounded by friends and huddled beside a campfire deep in the woods. And with a birthday in the peak of summer, that includes late night swims under the stars.

Or at least, it used to.

Kira’s relaxing contemplation of the universe is interrupted when a piece of it falls, colliding with he ..." [+]

I was so bored that I could not bring myself to finish it. I didn't feel attached to the characters or the story.

So Kira gets hit in the head and apparently, while she sleeps she falls into another life (some bloggers are calling it black hole, black worm) or whatever. In this other life, we have insta love with some dude who has never seen a girl before. So, he fell in love because of her or because she is the first teenager he saw?

So essentially, we have to stories. One where (or when) Kira is awake and the other one where (or when) she sleeps, blacks out or something and is this other guy (Evan, is the name?)  in another world.

Dreamy, fluid, and beautiful the story is not.

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

Summary on Goodreads.

Rating: DNF

"When Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she’s stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate’s daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic—girls like Rosie don’t get into real trouble—Kate’s sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed..." [+]

I had to DNF it. I didn't find any particular attachment to the characters or the story itself. The dialogue felt superficial and I didn't dig the The Lovely Bones self talk of the dead girl.

As per the book being compared to Gone Girl, does that mean that Rosie is not the perfect daughter everybody thought? *Gasp* Not interested to find out.