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The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
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did not like it
bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult-fiction, arc, from-publisher-or-author, dnf

I might not have loved this book, but you can get a copy since it's one of the September choices for Book of the Month's YA box!

I received an ARC from Edelweiss and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

DNF at 37%

This was one of my most anticipated releases and, here I sit, very disappointed. I thought that I was going to really enjoy it, but it never happened. My complaints about the book boil down to two main points:

- The POVs were indistinguishable. I literally couldn't tell them apart while reading and would get confused mid-chapter about who this was.
- There doesn't feel to be a plot. It's just meandering around, searching for something.

I couldn't picture myself finishing this and I'm really sad about that.
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Reading Progress

July 27, 2018 – Shelved
July 27, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 27, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
July 27, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult-fiction
May 13, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
May 13, 2019 – Shelved as: from-publisher-or-author
July 27, 2019 – Started Reading
July 27, 2019 –
15.0% "I'm interested to see where this goes, but I can't really tell the POVs apart so far."
July 28, 2019 –
37.0% "This is kinda boring... Like, where's the plot?"
July 29, 2019 –
37.0% "I just picked this up today and made a face when I thought about reading it. This one isn't working for me. DNF and RTC!"
July 29, 2019 – Shelved as: dnf
July 29, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Jenny (new) - added it

Jenny Bravo Oof. I DNF'd this and I feel terrible for it. 😭

Caidyn (he/him/his) I'm one of those people who doesn't feel bad DNFing ARCs, but I'm sorry it didn't work for you!

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