Top critical review
Disappointing as I just didn’t end up liking Amelia.
18 September 2019
I always one click this author but for the first time ever I put down a book by Ms Smith and didn’t come back to it for a while.
As much as I was enjoying how well this was playing out and the family ties/dynamics that were emerging, Amelia was just not endearing herself to me.
At times I found her attitude selfish. It was all about what she wanted, not what was for the best. Just like her mother apparently.
Saying that, I really wondered why her mother was introduced after her
great disappearing act. Even if her reasoning was valid, which it wasn’t, why didn’t she reconnect with Amelia once the husband/father was dead. She left Amelia for all intents and purpose, homeless on the streets. What mother who professes to love her child would do that? And what was with her working for her own brother as a servant?
I was so disheartened by Amelia interfering between her mother and Rav. Just because she was not interested in mating Derik, doesn’t give her the right to interfere like that.
Loved Derik and getting a bit of time with the others. He was the saviour of the story for me.
Really do not like the fact the Juangans have come back.
So though I finished this book, I cannot say I loved it or will be rereading it.
Just gone a bit silly with the AI’s too. I found it very unbelievable that we now have young AI’s.
May not read the next book as it is about the selfish mother.