Monday, August 27, 2018

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll (DNF Review)

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The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

2 stars (DNF @15%)

The premise for this novel is heavily intriguing. It follows five perspectives of women on a reality TV show and the intense backdrop of what happens when the cameras are off. It sounded so promising. I've heard mixed things across the radar and decided to take the plunge and request the audiobook from my library. The narrators were absolutely atrocious. I couldn't listen to them without wanting to immediately pause. Due to my lack of enjoyment in the narration I think that also contributed to my complete disconnect from the story. There was a lot of feminist conversation and introspection, which I liked, but even that felt boring and uninteresting. I just couldn't connect to the storylines and it all seemed so trivial, which it is in the context of reality TV. However, I thought that the story would have more of a hold on me and that it would completely captivate me. That didn't happen right away and since starting university again, I don't feel like slogging through an audiobook that felt like a chore to listen to. My required reading has been more captivating than this drivel. I'm good at leaving this one as a DNF. It had potential, but I don't think I'll ever pick this one up.


Cover Thoughts: I do love the cover scheme with the umbrella. It's bold.
 
Have you ever listened to an audiobook that made you lose interest in the story? Have you read The Favorite Sister? What were your thoughts? Let me know down below in the comments! 

2 comments:

  1. Oh oh... This books is on my list; will have to remove it now!

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    1. Yea I wasn't a huge fan, but maybe you will love it!

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