Author: Patti Larsen
Publisher: Patti Larsen Books/Purely Paranormal Press
Publication date: July 10, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Please note I received a free copy of this book through the Kindle Scout program.
Summary: Being the daughter of Life and Death means Eve has no real place. Her sisters give life and her brothers bring death. Eve just gets things mixed up. But as she turns 16, she decides she wants to find her own path, where she truly belongs. But her birthday also brings an unexpected twist in her relationship with her mother, Life, one that will inevitably lead to her true identity and place in the cosmos.
I have to be honest. YA really isn’t my cup of tea. I’ve been trying to write this for weeks now, but I don’t think I can write a balanced review. See previous sentence.
It’s not that this was a very good or very bad book. It was just more…meh for me. I was intrigued with Life, Death, the Repository that’s really just a massive library, the mythology. But, in the end, it’s about a teenage girl who doesn’t fit in anywhere and spends the whole book figuring out her place. A teenage girl who is the daughter who shouldn’t have come into existence, but who is just a teenage girl.
I wasn’t the typical teenage girl, so I couldn’t really relate or understand her. That’s also probably why I avoid YA in general. There’s just something about whiny teens who think they know better that just bothers me. (Also why I never finished reading Harry Potter. Don’t kill me!).
So, you see, this is probably typical YA, but I can’t do it justice since I don’t like these kinds of books.
Though I can say the overall writing drove me up a wall. It wasn’t terrible, but absolutely should have been better edited. Missing words, misused commas, mixed up words, etc. Sigh. It really detracted from my reading enjoyment.
Bottom Line: If YA is your thing, give it a try. If you’re anti-YA like me, it’s probably best if you pass, but I would never discourage anyone from reading anything without a fair try.
Want to know a YA book that I did enjoy (I concede that not all YA annoys me)? Check out The Lot of a Nobody by Dave Johnston
How many cups of tea will you need?
I don’t know