“A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he is here? And where is this place?”
I’ll start by saying what I found to be the positive aspects of this book. Even though, Patrick Ness’s writing is not one that I love his book turned out to be quite easy to read and the plot wasn’t completely uninteresting so I wanted to see how it would end.
I started to lose interest in the story when I realised there were a lot of loose ends, a lot of stories left half-written, I guess.
I had really high expectations because friends kept recommending it to me and I didn’t hate A Monsters Calls but I reckon it was a little bit too much YA for me, given the fact I thought it would be a contemporary novel when going into it. So yes, it felt too much like Hunger Games or Divergent, which is not what I normally like to read.
The characters are amazing, I loved them, above all Tomasz. There were some moments where I felt like the book had a lot of potential and I almost felt it had this matrix vibe to it, however, those moments kept on skipping through my fingers.
I would probably recommend this to all of you YA fans out there.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars.
Bye, keep on reading.