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Unwept by Tracy and Laura Hickman
First in the Nightbirds series
2 stars (DNF)
finds herself amidst a strange town with no recollection of who she is
or what is going on around. Something feels off in the town she finds
herself in and she can’t help, but feel as if she’s inside a nightmare. I
was incredibly excited when I was approved for this on Netgalley
because 1) the cover is absolutely gorgeous, 2) the summary is
intriguing, and 3) it seemed like a book I would love. Sadly I didn’t
even make it to the 50% mark of Unwept. I found myself enjoying the
opening chapter. I thought it was creepy and the dream sequence left me
feeling excited for more. This feeling quickly left me feeling
unsatisfied. The tone of Unwept is very uncertain and while I don’t mind
this tone I don’t like the feeling of being trapped while reading and
that’s exactly how I felt. I felt like the opening chapter- trapped in a
coffin and it was as if I couldn’t get out. I quickly began to dislike
the book because the town felt like one giant coffin. I also didn’t
understand the dual point-of-view aspect that was slowly thrown in. I
wasn’t sure if this was because there are two authors and they wanted to
take a gander at writing from different perspectives, but whatever the
real reason behind it is- I don’t care. This book is as dull as the
characters introduced. The characters are talking pieces of cardboard
who exhibit no sign of emotion; even the main character who should be
the most interesting character in the story. I DNFed and I’m sadly
disappointed. Maybe one day I will give this another shot, but it seems
Cover Thoughts: This is another case of beautiful cover, crappy content. This cover is just so gorgeous. I love it.
Thank you, Netgalley and Tor Books for allowing me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Have you read this novel? What were your thoughts on it if so? Have you read any disappointed reads lately? Let me know down below!