I could not finish this book and now I'm just annoyed that I wasted $2 on it. The descriptions were overly verbose, the MC's personality was non-exist...moreI could not finish this book and now I'm just annoyed that I wasted $2 on it. The descriptions were overly verbose, the MC's personality was non-existent, the dialogue unrealistic. Oh and the spelling. There's a part of me that doesn't even want to TALK about the spelling.
The premise was great. I had been really excited to read it. If she'd done some REALLY REALLY HEAVY editing, I could have enjoyed it because I think it was a great plot idea and a gorgeous cover. Unfortunately, it just didn't pan out well.(less)
Malora is one of the People, a member of the last human village left on Earth. When the Leatherwings attack and begin killing the People, Malora's healer mother sends her away with her father's horse in an attempt to save her life. Malora builds a herd of wild horses that become her family in the People's stead, until she encounters a group of centaurs...
Oh, how very badly I wanted to love Daughter of the Centaurs. It's got most things that I look for. High-concept? Check. Seemingly strong main character? Check. Blurb from one of my most beloved authors? BONUS check.
Unfortunately, I gave up on it after about 120 pages.
In the early pages, I really thought that Daughter of the Centaurs and I were going to click. Kate Klimo's narration feels a bit distant, but it's written almost lyrically and I looked forward to growing closer with Malora. Unfortunately, the style was not the opening style, but simply the book itself's style and as a reader I never felt that I grew closer with Malora. I remained distanced from her and the writing began to feel awkward and stilted.
As badly as I wanted to connect with Daughter of the Centaurs, it simply didn't happen.(less)
Issues in bullet points: -Thrown into Zoe’s struggle/”glitching” without any set-up of her world or...morePosted to Almost Grown-up
Furthest point reached: 13%
Issues in bullet points: -Thrown into Zoe’s struggle/”glitching” without any set-up of her world or life -Insta-love-esque feel -Hard to suspend disbelief that she was not only glitching, but that it created superpowers in her as well -Finally, a certain scene that seemed like it was written to establish a certain character as “good” and the society as “bad,” but only succeeded in making my feminist feels RISE.
Summation: Some of these are personal preferences while others are, I believe, weaknesses in the plotting. The novel may have improved as it went on, and it may work better for others. But it didn’t enthrall me enough to continue on. Unfortunately, I had to mark it as: