Sunday, October 19

Book Review: The River

Title: The River

Author: Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Pages: EBook 252

Summary: Stem cell research, cloning, and world domination--with a twist...

Seven years ago, Del Hawthorne’s father and three of his friends disappeared near the Nahanni River and were presumed dead. When one of the missing men stumbles onto the University grounds, alive but barely recognizable and aging before her eyes, Del is shocked. Especially when the man tells her that her father is alive.

My Rating: 3.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I liked the premise of the book and the idea behind the story. The author had some interesting plot ideas and there were a few spots I was interested in the book but overall, the book just didn't work for me. One of the biggest issues was the characters, they were underdeveloped, flat and had very predictable actions. I also found them to be somewhat stereotypical and the main character to be a Mary-Sue. I think if the characters had stronger development in the book, I may have enjoyed it more. The plot itself had interesting elements, but it too fell short, it was built up, then became a letdown. I couldn't get into it, and eventually the book became a struggle to finish.

In the end, it just wasn't the book for me.

Would I recommend it to read: I wouldn't, I found a lot of things didn't work in this book.

What to read next: I'm not sure, I picked this book out mainly because it took place in the Canadian North.

Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, Alphabet Challenge, EBook Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge, New Author Challenge

Note: This book is part of my July Reviews

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