Today I read a book by J.L. Block, The Keepers (no relation and not much in common with my own novel I'll add), which was given to me in exchange for a truly honest review.
You can see this review on goodreads or read it below.
That being said the writing was hard to follow and was the weakest portion of the book. In the beginning I often found myself having to re-read sentences a few time to capture their meaning and overcome some editing/typo problems and the sentence structure was lacking the flow that makes it unnoticeable when reading.
Ava was written in a way that made her feel younger than her 18/19 years and some of her decisions lacked the motivation I was expecting given the scene build up. Overall she seemed to stagnate in her growth and I was constantly waiting for her to step up to the challenges laid before her as the book progressed and as it covered almost a year in time I would have expected more of a character arc.
The main plot was straight forward and clear though often left with holes and foreshadowing I am hoping to see filled in the next book.