Why so bad? Well, the narration no longer alternates as frequently as it once did. I found myself bored following the same characters for long stretches of the storytelling when it once jumped between them so frantically. In addition to that I wasn’t compelled by Schuyler and Jack’s chunk of story. There was something forced (ha ha. FORCEd) about it. After all the build up to get the two together they felt like the couple who had been together forever and had already drifted apart. The Olive and Mimi portion of the book was the only part that slightly grabbed my attention, and the chunk introducing a new non-Bliss narrator didn’t even warrant the read. I skipped over it. I just didn’t care by that point.
Why is this one so bad? Can someone tell me who has read it? I’m a little crushed here. My anticipation was expecting the moon and beyond and I didn’t get any of that and now I’m a touch jaded.
2 out of 5 stars. Meh, not enough to turn me off of the series… yet. But I won’t be immediately geeked enough to pick up the sixth book the day it comes out. That, my friends, is heartbreaking.
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