This is all the worst things about Shatter Me magnified in a book almost twice as long, with the same amount or less of plot. Nothing happens for the first half and I'm not sure anything happens afterward either--I was too busy trying not to fall asleep and/or give myself a concussion against the nearest wall.
Tag: Book review
For all the hate this book receives, it's not actually that bad.
Words in Deep Blue's premise of an independent bookstore with a dedicated Letter Library where visitors can annotate and leave letters in books as they please is appropriately charming, making it a suitable old-fashioned backdrop to an old-fashioned love story.
It's very surreal, somewhat subdued, more memorable for its atmosphere than its plot. In short, there really is nothing like it that I've come across in YA literature. It's that unique.
Having read Strange the Dreamer in ebook form, I'm shocked to find out that this is 536 pages in print. It certainly doesn't feel that way. We all know how easy it is for a book of this length to get bogged down in the details, and it's to Strange the Dreamer's credit that it doesn't stop captivating the imagination.
There's not much I can say about The Taste of Blue Light without spoiling it. Discover it for yourself--each reveal, each new layer, each piece of the puzzle. Lux's story is broken and beautiful, if only you give it time to unfold.
Some books in my favourite genre that don't get a lot of hype.