Saturday, July 10, 2021

What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson


DNF @ p.186

There's nothing really objectively wrong with this one and a lot of my friends enjoyed it. I just didn't like the narrative style. It had a dreamy, sort of fragmented style of story-telling and kept switching POVs. I think it's YA and for a YA it's pretty dark, which I don't personally have a problem with, but it is kind of odd reading the YA equivalent of Fargo that's being told in a dreamy, Maggie Stiefvater style of prose.

I also kind of felt like I was just waiting around for something to happen. The villain was pretty chilling but he didn't actually do much. Loved the opening and the idea behind this and the cover is GORGEOUS, but the execution failed me. You might feel differently.

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

2 out of 5 stars

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