Why couldn't I finish the book? I dunno... I mean, the concept was interesting enough. The characters had potential. The romance had potential - I like romances that slowly build rather than the whole "Wham! Bam! Thank you, ma'am!" that you find in a lot of romances.
I think my downfall started with all the tech talk. Now, don't get me wrong, I like a good science fiction novel. I think developing the world's science is critical to the movement of the plot. I just didn't really understand all the tech as it fit into the world as a whole and wanted more descriptions in order to get a better grasp on the science. BUT at the end of the day, I tried to move beyond that and focus on the characters. Alas and alack, I just never became too interested in either Edie or Finn. My lack of interest in the characters combined with the techno jargon signaled the end of this book for me.
Again, I have mixed feelings putting it down - I read on some reviews that the book leaves on a fairly impressive cliffhanger. I also read that the romance that builds between Finn and Edie is a good one. I just wish I could justify sticking with it.
But, for me -- onward to the next book on my shelf.
[read Apr. 2013]
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