And this seems to be the month in which I can't seem to find a great read, unless I'm talking about re-reads.
I've said it a million times, I'll say it once again: I love _ or at least used to, love, *snort* _ the October Daye series by this author. The latest volume in the series _ for me _ wasn't on the same level of greatness as the previous ones, but things happen ( the second volume sucked big time as well), it's not as if I'll stop reading her stories just because of a not so good story...
As such, I was head over heels crazy about starting "Every Heart a Doorway". From the concept, to the title, to whom had wrote this: I was expecting EPICNESS!
Well, obviously I didn't get it.
Yes, the author tried to go against formulaic behaviour in YA: She gives us an asexual as well as some poc characters, but they're paper thin when it comes to character development! For me it just felt like sand thrown at my eyes.
It didn't convince me.
Also, I don't know if it was just me, but for the initial forty percent of the story I felt as if most characters suffered from Stockholm syndrome... not the way the story was supposed to make me feel.
Alas, it was too short of a story, for all the things that the author wanted to include in it, and as such I can't say that the story hooked me. If only the author had given me a third of the awesome world building that she has created in Toby's world, I would be a happy reader