Sci-fi Paranormal? Nope. Romance.

11988046Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier…

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through… and who she can’t live without. (Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

This book was a disappointment. I wanted more supernatural powers, more worldbuilding, more everything. But nooo…there wasn’t any of this. This felt like contemporary romance rather then paranormal/sci-fi, which was not what I signed up for.

And both futures…they felt exactly the same! Not to mention that in both she’s interested in guys who are seniors, play football, and dislike reading. Both of the guys she’s interested have kind of creepy best friends who are interested in her, and in each she is annoyed by all other girls except her best friend, Laila.

Starting to see a pattern? It’s really quite annoying.

Too much angst! Too love triangle-y. Addie is naturally the “super-special” girl that could easily be found in any other romance novel, the powers are used for stupid stuff, and I was bored pretty much the entire book. The characters felt very un-real, I wasn’t attached to any of them. I didn’t root for either of the love interests. The only semi-interesting person appeared far too less.

The only thing that halfway saved it was the ending. If the entire book was the like the ending, I would have been happy. It was kind of predictable, but still.

This was a book that I really, really wanted to like because I thought the concept was super cool. But it turned out to be boring, with flat characters and the only decent action at the end. It was like expecting a chocolate layer cake and getting a fruit cake instead.

TwoStarsIn other news, Dad and I went to see Jurassic World on Sunday for Father’s Day, and it was good. Not as good as the first one, but still…good. And I have no idea how Claire managed to wear heels the entire movie. I can barely last two hours. But still, the movie was cool, and I’m glad I saw it. I would have been disappointed if I didn’t, anyways.

Happy Tuesday,

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2 thoughts on “Sci-fi Paranormal? Nope. Romance.

  1. Flat characters make me cry, to be honest. I LOVE characters. I read for the characters. I can overlook a looot of issues if the characters are exceptional. I have only read, um,…one book by Kasie West?! I know she’s an uber famous YA author, and I loved The Distance Between Us. SO CUTE AND SNARKY. I do want to try more of her books, but probably not this one. >_< The concept doesn't even appeal.

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    1. I’m pretty sure this was her debuting book (is that the right word? I don’t know), so I bet she got better. If you read what I even wrote six months ago…urg. It’s horrible.

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