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Where Is Wallis?

My name is Iona English. I am currently a 20 year old Media Production student doing a degree at Brooksby Melton College, which doesn't exactly lean towards the idea of me being a massive and proud book worm, but I am. I love to read. My favourite genre's are YA Contemporary, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, with some Classics thrown in. 

 

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Currently reading

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
Robert Rankin
Tender Morsels
Margo Lanagan
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Catherynne M. Valente
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
Kat Rosenfield
Blackout
Robison Wells
Burial Rites
Paranormalcy - Kiersten White This book should have been one I liked. It has a very well constructed urban mythological world where humans make sure to keep dangerous paranormals in order and out of the public eye and through out the book, which didn't take me very long to read, I kept wanting to like it but I just couldn't. I think the main reason is I did not like this book is the characters. There wasn't a single main character to me that seemed to be believable or even anything but hollow. The relationship between Evelyn and her Fey ex, who's name I can't even remember, seemed unbelievable. It is a stereotypical manipulative relationship but It has no depth and I felt no connection or even reason for Evie to feel so drawn to him and unable to walk away. The author missed out on a big possibility of exploring abusive relationships here. I also feel like her relationships with the new guy Link, her best friend who's a mermaid, the woman who is like her surrogate mother and all the other people in her small world were just very hollow. And while I understand that Evie is supposed to be a very disconnected character in a lot of pain even her pain felt non-existent. She is thoroughly just a hollow character who I could not connect with at all and everything that happened to her and with her regarding other people felt so forced it was uncomfortable. (Also I have forgotten most of the characters names, a sign that they were not worth remembering)Worse still is that this book is part of a series, yet I feel not one bit compelled to read the rest of the books. I couldn't care less what happens to any of the characters. So even though this book is not badly written in an obvious way, and even though the story should have been good, it is just not worth reading. I am glad it was only 99p on my kindle and even then that almost feels like a waste of money.