Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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YA Contemporary
Rescue Dogs
Family Drama
Mystery

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I love The Naturals Series and The Fixer Duology by JLB, I love how smart her writing is and how believable they were, despite having crime-solving teens.  I wanted to love this too...I mean, it's written by Jennifer and it has dogs...two things I love.  Sadly, though, I was ultimately disappointed.  I feel like she lost her mojo...and I really hope she hasn't.

The characters all felt off, kind of over-the-top unbelievable, none more so than the character of Jude...he was cringe-worthy annoying.  The family drama was all over the place and kind of difficult to follow.  The mystery of the missing girl was also a complete letdown, seriously, I just didn't buy it.  The blurb led me to believe that it had all the makings of a super-good story, but it just didn't deliver.  This is probably more of a two-star read for me, but my love for her stories wouldn't let me rate it that low...

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2.5STARS - GRADE=D+



๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

Plot⇝  2.5/5
Characters⇝  2/5
The Feels⇝  2/5
Pacing⇝  3/5
Addictiveness⇝  2.5/5
Theme or Tone⇝  3/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝  2.3/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝  3/5
Originality⇝  4/5
Ending⇝  2.7/5 Cliffhanger⇝ ???
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Book Cover⇝ Could be better...
Setting⇝ Hunter's Point & Sierra Glades National Park
Source⇝ I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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