Sunday, May 13, 2018

Review: Rise of the Hearts

Author: Antoine Bonner
Started reading: May 6th 2018
Finished the book: DNF
Pages: 195
Genres: Horror, Fiction
Published: January 18th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 2.04
My score:
Synopsis
Nathaniel’s always been a loser—his only friend is his sister, and girls don’t want anything to do with him. But when he’s given a miraculous gift that allows him to attract the girl of his dreams, he realizes that a gift can also be a curse.

The events you’re about to read are true, and not for the faint of heart…




My thoughts
Writing 1-star reviews is the thing I dread most. I have been postponing it, but I do believe every book deserves to get a review, even if I didn't like it. This book... It started out okay, the conversations felt a bit forced but I wanted to give it a try. I didn't really like it, but the book was "only" 195 pages so why not finish it? It became a WTF book very fast for me, I couldn't read it anymore and I tell you why.

Pros
  • Creepy: The book is listed as a Horror book and I can agree on that. The few parts that were supposed to be the horror parts, were actually pretty creepy. It felt a bit like some of those Japanese Horror movies/games.
Cons
  • Annoying characters: The characters don't feel real, at all. This girl that Nathaniel likes and goes out with has a bit of a screaming relationship with her boyfriend and the boyfriend wants to kill Nathaniel for a dirty toilet in a restaurant...? The random screaming, crying and Nathaniel's sister calling him BRO every few sentences. Nope.
  • Behavior: Some things the characters did felt very out of place. Imagine: You just met some people at your new school. You become VERY GOOD friends (within a day) and then that one person decides to throw your sister a surprise party, since you've been such good friends for a day already...... The book is filled with strange things like this.
  • Conversations: Like I said at the beginning of my review, the conversations felt forced, weird and not natural at all, I couldn't stand to read it.
  • Random BJ's: OKAY this totally weirded me out. This girl that likes Nathaniel and they have like spoken for 3 minutes and then she decides to give him a random BJ in a CAR. Nope, thanks.
Overall
I don't mean to disrespect anybody but this book feels so weird. I didn't understand the story, the characters, the plot... It didn't make sense at all, it didn't feel natural it felt forced and I just don't know? I don't want to discourage anybody, especially a new author, but I couldn't force myself to finish this book. So sorry. My reaction to the BJ part, btw;

Thanks for reading!
Please let me know what you think about this book.


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