Wreckage 2/5 **
Emily Bleeker - Survival/Adventure
Emily Bleeker discovered a passion for written words after organizing a writer’s workshop for her students. Other than mentioning where she currently resides (Chicago with her husband and four kids) I couldn't find much in the way of personality on either her personal blog or author descriptions on Amazon or Goodreads.com. Though, it is briefly mentioned that she found the courage to pursuing writing after a bout with a rare form of cancer.
Her blandness transcends her blog and author descriptions and finds its place in her writing as well.
To say I was thoroughly disappointed with this book is an understatement. The synopsis of the book makes it sound thrilling, mysterious and intriguing, a real adventure. SOMETHING happens on the island, something so dramatic that lives will be ruined…or not. It’s a predictable read with predictable characters and events.
If you're looking for a mysterious, gripping adventure novel to take your mind on a little getaway, keep looking. If you're looking for an easy, predictable and lackluster read, read on my friend!
Oh, the whole Paul thing really wore on my nerves. I have never read a book that refers to a character so frequently without having introduced the reader to their personality. By the time Emily finally gets around to explaining who Paul is the reader has already figured it out for themselves and the reveal is trivial.
The only part of this book I found remotely entertaining was the end. Very unlikely and just absurd but kudos to Emily for conjuring up a “shocking” ending since the “shockers” of the main story were, in fact, very flat.
Wreckage is not only the tile of this book but it also accurately describes the content as well...
Her second book is expected later this year.
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
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