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Review: Once

Once by Anna Carey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve been unable to truly invest in this Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic series, so I won’t continue on and read book 3. I kept reading after book one, because I thought the premise showed a lot of promise. Unfortunately, I had to force myself forward with this one. It’s not because there’s something wrong with the story, so much as that I can’t seem to forge any real interest or emotional connection with the story.

It’s not bad, but it’s not captivating. I don’t want to live inside the world, and there isn’t a single character I would be interested in meeting or befriending. In fact, the characters who seem to have the most potential to be fascinating seem to play the smallest roles in the story. I don’t dislike the characters. I’m just completely indifferent, which is always a bad sign.

I was hoping book two would find the depth of intrigue and emotion that book one lacked, but it didn’t for me. I will confess I could be partly to blame for reading this series when I wasn’t in a great frame of mind for reading, but if it had been a really good book, it would have sucked me in and blocked out everything in the real world that was weighing on me.

Pages: 384

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