December 23, 2017

"We Other" by Sue Bentley Review


Book: We Other

Author: Sue Bentley

My Rating: ★★★

Synopsis: A gripping fantasy for young adults and anyone who enjoys a journey into a twilight world. Sue Bentley is a master story teller.

Family secrets, changelings, and fairies you never want to meet on a dark night.

Jess Morgan’s life has always been chaotic. When a startling new reality cannot be denied, it’s clear that everything she believed about herself is a lie. She is linked to a world where humans – ‘hot-bloods’ – are disposable entertainment. Life on a run-down estate – her single mum’s alcoholism and violent boyfriend – become the least of Jess’s worries.

Trigger Warning: There is attempted sexual assault and violence in this book. Nothing graphic.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

     I don't have too much to say about this book. The premise really interested me as I have become quite enthralled by Fey despite having hated them for the longest time. I think "A Court of Thorns and Roses" by Sarah J. Maas is what changed my mind about Fey. Anyone, the premise interested me so I agreed to read the book in exchange for an honest review.

     The book was just okay. I think given more development and rounds of editing the book could be fully flushed something a lot better. There is clearly a good foundation, however the pacing, writing, plot, and characters all needed some work. There were many times when I was confused about whose perspective I was reading for as there were a lot of characters, how things were connected, and basically the point of certain things. All the connections eventually became clear, but I feel like the pacing was too slow for much of the book, and just when things seemed worked out, things were rushed and unnecessary plot elements were added. I didn't find myself attached to any of the characters because there wasn't a reason to like any of them.

     Overall I thought the book had a lot of potential and could lead to a good series given more edits and development. I would be interested in reading a sequel if it were written better than this book.

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