I confess, I have tried to read this book over and over and over again for about the past year. Usually, I’m not this dedicated, and if I’m struggling that much to connect and invest in a book, I just move on. However, I received a free copy of this from Netgalley and hated the idea of not finishing and review it.
I think the general concept is fascinating, and I was extremely interested, which is why I kept reattempting this book. Unfortunately, I could never connect with the storytelling or world. It was hard to get settled in with the characters, as they were not always introduced well, so there was none of that instant emotional connection that is required to help you remember who is who and why you should care.
I needed the setting and world building to be stronger, and the characters to have more distinct personalities and reasons for having been included in the story.
In the end, I did not complete this book. After about 17 failed attempts, I finally decided to DNF and let it go. I’m still kind of sad about that, because I think there could have been something good here. It just didn’t quite come together.