Saturday, 18 January 2014

Review: The Arrivals by Melissa Marr

The Arrivals
Melissa Marr
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Publication date: 2nd July 2013
Reviewed by Rebecca

Having read a couple of books before by Melissa Marr, I was interested to see what she had to offer with The Arrivals. It seemed like a departure from what I'd previously read so I was a little dubious but delved right in.

The premise itself seemed rather interesting. Chloe ends her long period of sobriety and upon waking finds herself in The Wasteland. People from all different times and places have also found themselves there and no one knows why they are there...or how to escape.

A big thing for me when reading books is investing in the characters and apart from perhaps Jack, I didn't feel anything towards any of the other characters including Chloe who is the main character. I felt like the whole book was very rushed and with little thought given to developing a background for the reader to feed on - you do find yourself with a lot of questions at the end of the book! I found it difficult to get to the end but I did manage to however, for something with such a good premise, this really fell short of my expectations.

2 out of 5.

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  2. I had to shelve this after 60 pages, there was nothing to keep me interested - not characters or plot ..... so I'm glad I didn't force myself to finish it cos by the looks of it, I wouldn't have been anymore interested... glad I'm not the only one because like you, I liked her other books.

  3. I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy this one more. The storyline sounds unique and interesting- so it sounded like it had a lot of promise. Your review was helpful, so thanks for sharing. :)


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