My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I need time to process my thoughts on this one. Brilliant storytelling and such a compelling narrative but I absolutely hated the ending.
19/7 – Okay, two days later and I think I’m ready to write this review and I should say that even though I absolutely hated the ending – and I mean to the point of wanting to hit something or chuck my Kindle out of the window – it totally worked for the story’s narrative.
Being honest, much as I would have liked a different outcome, it really would have ruined the whole premise of what was, at heart, a story about living life to the fullest, even in the face of loss. I don’t want to go too much into the plot, this is definitely one which needs to be experienced as you read the book.
But I think perhaps the blurb needs to make it very clear that this is what I would seriously consider to be a sci-fi or paranormal story with an element of romance and even that part doesn’t follow a traditional path.
Reading this is an experience, the language and the plotting is really compelling as I said, the book draws you through the story of two young men who had a perfect love for a perfect moment in time.
What happens after those first few perfect days makes up the rest of the book and it’s brilliantly done. Rick R Reed is such a talented writer, even when I hated him for how he ended this book, I was secretly applauding him for actually going there.
And, ultimately, his book worked, because I can’t stop thinking about it, and Rory and his mum and Cole and Tommy, even if my thoughts veer onto the rageful at times!
#ARC kindly provided by the publishers Dreamspinner Press in return for an honest and unbiased review