I'm still not even sure why I gravitated to this one. Her debut was a little too weird for me and I don't even remember reading her second one because of it. But something made me want to read this one. And this one was just as weird as her first.
After "the accident," Natalie and her friends go on a cruise to help her move on with her life. She just knew that she wouldn't have a good time. However, she meets someone on the first night and they fall for each other. Hard. But then, he disappears. People begin to speculate that he jumped, but as more information comes in, there's something a lot more weird going on than Natalie originally thought.
This book was so weird. There was just too much going on for me. From the sad beginning, to the weird information that comes up about the friend, to the weird stuff that happens on board, to the super weird ending. It was all really strange. And it just made me slog through it.
As for the plot, the first part of this book, it kind of feels a bit too weird and I wanted to quit reading it. But somewhere along the way I got really interested in the story and was swept away into the mystery. And it turned out to be a lot more interesting than I thought. I'm not sure I've ever read a book with this type of "accident" ever. In YA or adult. It's an interesting concept for a book and I actually kind of liked what Altebrando did with it. Weird or not.
As for the characters, I wasn't crazy about them. Really I didn't like any of them. I really wanted to reach into the book and strangle most of them. And I was really upset at the end with how they were handling the situation that was happening between them.That's not normal. But I'll just leave that alone smh
But the writing style is why I didn't rate this a bit higher. Sometimes the language was too flowery. Sometimes it was straight to the point. Other times it was told through a film script. It just made me lose focus sometimes; like I found myself re-reading lines over and over trying to make sure I got the wording right.
This book wasn't a favorite, but it definitely made me think of people and cruises in a completely different way. I've already told my husband, (who's going on a cruise with his sister and nephew while I'm stuck at summer reading) not to volunteer for anything while there. If you don't know what I mean, I guess you'll have to read it to find out!
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (1 July 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781681199375
- ISBN-13: 978-1681199375
- ASIN: 1681199378
- Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 2.4 x 20.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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