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Book 1 was 3 stars, then it leapt off a cliff.
on 10 May 2016
Oh dear! Read the first book for free on Kindle Unlimited, not sure why I then bought the set. I mean, it had potential, but the signs were there.
Our main character isn't so much a character as a named plot device. Her actions never feel particularly genuine or real. It is simply a case of the author deciding what is the most expedient action I can have my character make to push the plot to where I want it RIGHT now. So the story lurches around like a drunk in a bar, never settling, before it shoots off in another direction.
Her actions right at the start of the book are almost the exact opposite of what you'd expect a seven year old child to do, on two separate occasions immediately after each other. Should have been a clue. Following those actions, her thoughts about her parents, or lack thereof, should have been another. That's us barely a couple of chapters in. From time to time it seems the story is settling on a course and our heroine is acting in a coherent manner, in sync with the internal logic of her world and circumstance, then we're off again.