All the Birds in the Sky: Halfway Checkpoint

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All the Birds in the Sky

Reading Status: 22%

It is rare that I read a book and struggle to find good points.  I’m a big fan of ‘if you haven’t got anything nice to say then say nothing at all’.  Then again, if I said nothing at all, there would be no book club discussion!

I just can’t get into this book at all.  The characters are unbelievable, the writing isn’t particularly great and I’m just not convinced that the combination of magic and science is really working on this occasion.  Also, Patricia’s evil sister Roberta is just too mean; it makes no sense that she is as wicked as she is!

Individually, I’ll admit the two protagonists and their stories have potential, and in particular I find Patricia’s ability to communicate with animals really interesting.  I’m just not convinced they are compatible with one another within the same book.  However, I’m only 22% of the way through – that’s more than enough time for me to change my mind!

How’s everyone else finding the book?  Do you agree with my criticisms?

Emma

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2 Comments

  • Reply Books In Bloom

    I’m only through the first chapter. I find it ok…but felt like i was reading a kids book or middle grade. It was cute though…the wounded bird had a cute personality. I havent read about the male of the book yet, but ill report back when i get to 22%.

    May 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm
    • Reply Emma @ Wandering Words

      I know exactly what you mean. Goodreads actually has this book labelled as ‘adult’; usually I agree with them, but so far it does feel like it is aimed at young teens. Here’s hoping it picks up – at this rate it’ll be a struggle getting to the end.

      I look forward to your next update! I’m a third of the way through now, and I don’t really have any idea what is going on 😅

      May 19, 2016 at 1:08 am

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