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    Saturday, 30 July 2016

    Review: Unsteady

    Unsteady Unsteady by Shey Stahl
    My rating: 3 of 5 stars

    This story had great potential. It really did. And as it's the first book I've read from this author, it was a good introduction to her work.

    However...

    1. The errors were absolutely atrocious. Whether it was spelling mistakes, wrong word usage, or missing the word completely, it made reading a tad bit difficult.

    2. What was up with all of the similes and metaphors??? I'm all for an author flexing their writing chops. But... most of these were complete nonsense. They made NO SENSE to me. I read and re-read all of them and I still couldn't figure them out. Had me reading this damn book with a stupid look on my freaking face!!

    stupid

    Yeah, that kind of look. And I was in freaking public!

    But I digress...

    Aside from all of that, the story was actually quite good. There were many elements I did enjoy. I liked the development of Lenny and Red's relationship. I liked that the author made Red feel guilt for moving on from the death of his wife. It was a natural feeling and made his pain more real for me. Lenny's wacko husband on a rampage definitely added that dose of suspense the story needed. However, my favourite part of this tale was Red's 5yo daughter, Nova. This kid was such a delightful character. I can't tell you how many times she made me laugh throughout this book. She was adorable, sweet, curious, feisty, and scarily precocious. She made this story.

    XO

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