Thursday, 2 March 2017

"The Ship" Book Review

My Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ 1 Star

Despite being of the post-apocalyptic genre, which is my favorite, I did not finish reading The Ship. I ended at 24% but I could have/would have stopped at about 10% when I realized that I did not fancy the writing style; however, I wanted to finish it, I tried to, but failed.

The book starts off by giving us a glimpse of the present post-apocalyptic world that the narrator, a 16 year old girl, lives in.

The world building was a bit confusing and quite dull; there wasn't much that held my attention. I didn't like that words were thrown in that had no accompanying explanations e.g. Screens, ravens, Dove. The words were integrated into the body of the passages and I guess we're supposed to figure out what they mean by their usage, but as a reader, I like explanations especially when the story is of the dystopian or post-apocalyptic genre since their technology tend to be/may be vastly different from what I currently know.

I saw there were some really great reviews on goodreads already but this book just didn't hold my interest.

I applaud the readers who were able to finish the book, especially those who grew to love the book.

Digital copy received from Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

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