Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny


DNF @ p.49

I'm not sure what I was expecting with this one but it wasn't what I got. The blurb compares this book to THE ROSIE PROJECT, but I've read THE ROSIE PROJECT and didn't think they were really all that similar apart from having leads who both appeared to be on the autism spectrum. The science hook really got me but I was kind of disappointed that the heroine's alleged passion for what she did didn't really translate into the narrative (imo). The writing was flat and the heroine was incredibly unlikable. I get what the author was trying to do with her character, but I'm not entirely sure she succeeded and it's really hard to root for a character you aren't engaged with and don't even really like (especially if they aren't interesting). I skimmed to the end after quitting, just to see if it got better. It didn't.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

1 out of 5 stars

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