A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington
2 of 5 stars
My first dnf of 2020, unfortunately.
I was so drawn in by the
description of this book, but unfortunately the stylistic tone of the writing
just did not grab me. I got about a third of the way in and have decided against
plugging on because I just have so many other books to read and I feel like I
gave it a fair shot.
My problems started right from the beginning,
namely that the author had two characters speaking and the dialogue did not
sound realistic at all. There are certain ways that people speak, from the
haughty to the commonplace, but generally they don't sound as though they are
writing descriptions in a novel while doing so.
From there the
format switched to the main character speaking themselves in their own writing,
and that was a bit better. But again, it didn't sound like something that a
person would actually *write*. I suppose there could be some argument that if
you're telling a tale you would add certain embellishments, but even then, it
just didn't quite work for me. You have to sell that sort of style choice and I
don't feel the author did (for my particular tastes, at least).
Beyond that, the plot just didn't draw me in the way that I wanted
to, and I struggled to hold my interest in what I was reading. I may try again
later as I see some positive reviews from others.
This book will be released in September, 2020. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for this advance copy!
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