So this wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t exactly a hit for me. It felt very YA (which I get it… it’s written for YA) but it kinda felt like something that would have been on Nic at Night in the 90’s. It’s a decade book which is kinda cool- I love the 80’s and honestly I would have liked even more references to it. But the general plot was kinda meh in my opinion.
The writing wasn’t bad – I actually liked the way Hocking described things. It was an easy read in that perspective and I felt like I was in the story. The beginning was pretty strong too- I felt connected to the MC right off the bat. She was pretty relatable and I liked that she was a little older. I liked Gabe’s introduction too- but wow was that instalovey. The romance wasn’t entirely weak- it was kinda cutesy, but nothing jaw dropping or full of feels. The general setting was cool though with the carnival and all.. and I even liked the town backdrop.
I don’t know, it isn’t that there was a ton of things wrong with the book- I was just unimpressed with the whole town mystery and how all that played out. It just feels like something I’ve seen on TV a million times. Maybe judge it for yourself!