Running Away to Santa Fe. Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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There was a lot of "telling" instead of "showing" in the writing. I didn't feel like I got to know Aurora well because she was chattering away in her head almost the whole time and didn't let me "see" her. There wasn't much for sensory depth, of how things looked, sounded, smelled, felt (except Aurora's emotions). This book has potential, just needs a little work on a few of these things.
First off, who names a dog Biller? Most of the characters names were weird and felt forced which was a distraction and after Terms of Endearment, there should never be another Aurora IMHO. So we start off by sitting through countless mundane temp jobs so she can earn $2k to take off? Hell, you earned it everyday taking care of that boring husband, just take it out of the bank account and go already. The way this character was written, I thought I was reading about a woman in her late fifties. Imagine my surprise when I found she was only 44?
Then when she finally made it to Santa Fe, she goes into a strange mans hotel room just minutes after meeting him...is she nuts? And when he shows his true colors she then invites him to her your new place and goes for a drive to the middle of nowhere with him. I wanted to slap her, I really did. The rest is just day to day mundane job searches and talking to a weirdo in the park then a guy from back home follows her which I didn't buy. Then she befriends a psychic and then a major drug dealer?
I couldn't even finish this book. It was all over the place and none of it interesting and it really could have been. It should have been. Great title but not much else I'm sorry to say.
Skip this one, peeps.