DNF @ p.27
A lot of people are hating on the cover for this book but I actually really liked it. The bad cover art is charmingly reminiscent of the bad Photoshop jobs you saw on a lot of mid-2000s YA. This reminded me of that in the best possible way, and I feel that's kind of what it was going for, so consider that a win from me.
I was really excited for GLITCH KINGDOM because I spent the bulk of my high school and college years playing a lot of video games. I was p2p on Runescape for years, long after breaking things off with the boy I signed up to play with in the first place, and RPGs were always my favorite because of how you could customize your own characters' stats while fulfilling quests.
I wanted to love this book and was expecting to, but it was so boring. I got about 10% of the way through my edition before calling it quits. The writing was just so wooden and it lacked the action I was expecting. Plus, I've read a book with a very similar premise that was done much, much better called HEIR APPARENT by Vivian Vande Velde.
Sadly, this was a miss for me but hopefully it will be a hit for you.
Thanks to Netgalley/the publisher for the review copy!
1.5 out of 5 stars