DNF @ 14%
The premise of BANG sounded really great, although the Goodreads blurb doesn't tell you that much. My friend, Lady Vigilante, wrote a much more detailed review that's way more helpful about letting you know what you're getting into.
So why did I put the book down?
I didn't like the writing style at all. It's got a very clunky, bulky feel to it and the author uses a lot of big words in strange ways that gave me the impression that she was using a thesaurus to sound more sophisticated and fancy, but it ultimately ended up making her sound like she was trying to channel the weird dude from The Room. For example, one of the characters tells Nina, "Your mood is really starting to scathe me." From then on, it's only a stone throw away from, "You're tearing me apart, Nina!"
I also really didn't care about any of the characters. The beginning of this book was boring, and it was boring in a way that made me feel like there wasn't going to be enough payoff to make struggling through worth it. Good golly, this book is long. Way longer than it needed to be. And I'm sorry, there's, what, three love interests? Holy cluck.
This book is not for me, so I am deleting it from my Kindle. At least I tried.
1 out of 5 stars
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