First off, I requested this book from the author in 2012 and have just gotten around to reviewing it. I want to apologize for that and thank them for giving me an opportunity to read their work.
Once upon a time, I had read the Funeral Crashing series by the same author. I was charmed by how refreshing it was, which was why I wanted to read this book. Sadly, this one didn’t wow me at all.
All the issues that I have had with most YA books resurfaced as I read this:
- The MC was a girl who was not cool or popular enough.
- She fell for the most popular guy at school.
- There was instant attraction between them.
- She kept making stupid decisions that endangered her life every time.
- She inner-monologues a lot and worried about crushing on a guy while the whole world came down around her.
Moreover, there were other issues specific to this book and not the genre it belongs to:
- It was too short to be called a novel and yet it has a sequel.
- It does not seem like YA to me but something meant for even younger kids.
What I am interested in:
- How the author will make a blood-sucking doppelganger come off in a good light. It’d be something to see!
- What kind of monsters the doppelgangers turn out to be.
If I end up reading the sequel, I am going to look at some reviews first and then decide if I want to satisfy my curiosity that badly. This book isn’t for me but like I said, middle-graders might like it.