I was born with a reading list I will never finish.
Matt Richter Series, Book 1
I had thought, going into this book, that I would fall in love with it. It has so many elements that I typically enjoy. I feel like I was more interested in the idea of the world and plot than in the actual execution by Tim Waggoner.
The plot felt as slow as molasses. It just meandered on without any real build up or fire. There was very little intensity as the whole book, up to where I stopped at least, maintained the same voice and the same pacing.
A few things from other reviews that I agree with:
From reading reviews I can see that others loved this book. I just can’t see why. To me, it was lacking on too many levels to invest any more time. It’s not the first time I have gone against the grain (Gone Girl comes to mind) and I am sure it won’t be the last. Each day it seemed that I was forcing myself to pick it up rather than anticipating continuing reading, so I am throwing in the towel.
The TBR list is too long and time is too short!