Very good, but I haven't fallen in love with it,
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This review is from: Shudder (Stitch Trilogy Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Much like my experience reading 'Stitch', I found myself reading the first 80% of this thinking it was so taken from Stephen King books, which made it hard for me to involve myself fully, because I couldn't stop comparing it and feeling this came up short. But then at the end, it threw in other elements that suddenly changed the game and made it more original, and that forced me to re-think my view on it.
I think despite the similarities I've mentioned (namely to The Stand and The Running Man), I could still give this 5 stars except that I didn't feel very emotionally involved in the characters. They all feel very much like...well, like characters, rather than people I've come to love as if they were personal friends. I feel like these books are more story than writing, if that makes sense - the ideas are all there, it's all structured well, there's nothing wrong with it in any way, but I don't feel swept away by the actual words. That's what's holding me back from giving this 5 stars.
That might all sound picky, but that's just how I feel. I like it, and I definitely want to read book 3 because I'm very curious to see where this is all going, but I'm not in love with it.