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Soleil by Jacqueline Garlick
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did not like it
bookshelves: started-2019-finished-2020

It is a real bummer for me to give this book 1 star. I really enjoyed the first book in the trilogy. The second book was fun. But this book... kind of just felt like perhaps this series should have been a duology instead of a trilogy. While the first third or so was a good bit of fan service, it could have maybe just been a post-script novella? The rest of the book was just full of the introduction of all sorts of new rules and technology to the way the world worked that I didn't think made sense in the third book of a trilogy. On top of that, the last chunk - from when our main characters end up in a canyon until the end just didn't make any god forsaken sense. (view spoiler)

This book might be great for you. And that's OK. I don't want to "yuck" anyone's "yum". But it did not work for me. This is why there was such a gap between updates towards the end. This is why I read more than one book at once. So if one isn't motivating me, I've got others to still be excited about. Anyway, a real bummer because I believe Ms. Garlick had a blast creating this series and really seems to love the characters. I enjoyed interacting with her on twitter while reading the first book and going through all the fun twists and turns there. Anyway, I'm rambling...
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Reading Progress

December 5, 2017 – Shelved
December 5, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
November 23, 2019 – Started Reading
November 23, 2019 –
1.0% "Eyelet flashback"
November 26, 2019 –
11.0% "Continues directly from the second book"
December 6, 2019 –
17.0% "A small bit of progress"
January 9, 2020 –
26.0% "A bunch of comedic moments leading up to a big one"
January 27, 2020 –
34.0% "After a battle, some time to regroup"
February 2, 2020 –
45.0% "An old friend"
February 4, 2020 –
60.0% "A little Alice in Wonderland"
February 11, 2020 –
64.0% "Alice in wonderland homage, darkly"
February 20, 2020 –
78.0% "I truly have no idea where this is going"
February 24, 2020 –
83.0% "Running up a cliff"
March 4, 2020 –
86.0% "Fight for their lives!"
March 5, 2020 – Shelved as: started-2019-finished-2020
March 5, 2020 – Finished Reading

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