2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 8 books toward her goal of 37 books.

Friday, October 12, 2018

REVIEW for Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

Thank you to the publisher Amulet Books for sending me an electronic copy of this book to read and review.

TITLE:                  Easy Prey

AUTHOR:            Catherine Lo

GENRE:               YA (social theme)

RATING:              3.5 stars

Where to start?

I had a hard time rating this book because at times it felt like a 4 star and others a 3 star.  I decided on 3.5 stars because this book lacked depth.

While there are 3 main characters throughout the book, you don't get a chance to discover who they really are.  Considering the topic of the book, I would have loved more backstory on Jenna and while we do get a bit of an idea what Mouse's life is like at home, we don't know who he is.  Drew is probably the least fleshed out character, which makes all 3 of these characters kind of formulaic.

The writing is good in that it doesn't deviate from where it is going.  I like that Lo writes straightforward prose, not too many boring details about things that don't matter.

There is a surprise ending to this book, which, to be honest, I figured out about halfway to the end and its kind of clever, if not a tad unrealistic.

This is not a bad read, but I have no idea the who, where, why, how of these characters, so it was very difficult for me to like or even be invested in their story.

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