Top critical review
Felt like an ACOTAR ripoff
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 18, 2021
I saw this book all over social media being recommended as similar to ACOTAR and thought I'd give it a shot, but it was TOO similar to ACOTAR to be enjoyable. Seriously, even the main male characters look almost exactly the same and have the EXACT same personalities. So many events are the same as well, just written slightly different but they add absolutely nothing to the story.
This book is in the YA category and the writing style definitely agrees with that rating, it reads like it was written for 13 year-olds. However, there is a large amount of NA content, so just be forewarned if purchasing for a younger reader.
The plot was very dull and predictable, with small sentences and paragraphs written in here and there to cover up plot holes and so much repetitive foreshadowing that it is almost laughable when the FMC is surprised by the reveal. None of the characters are likable, and they all treat the FMC so badly up until the end. There was no chemistry between Brie and the two love interests, all of their interactions felt forced. I had heard that this book had lots of excellent banter, but I didn't see any of it. I found myself hoping by the end that the FMC would just ditch BOTH of them and go home.
Overall, I give this book 2 stars, since it was somewhat entertaining at some parts. How this book has such a high rating is a mystery to me. Also, almost $10 for a ebook and no paperback available until next year? A rip off, just like this book.