The beginning of this story was really interesting but then it quickly became too bland for me. I liked Chris more than I liked Maia, but I didn't really like the romance between them. I understand that this is a book about grief and suffering, but I wasn't all that happy with the way it's done here. It's also worth noting that several #ownvoices reviewers took issue with the way the trans rep was handled.
This isn't a bad book, it's just a not for me book. I've been letting it sit for days, untouched, and I just don't think I'm going to get around to finishing it.
Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!
2 out of 5 stars