Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I received this free eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.
The cover and the synopsis of this book was very intriguing for me, so I was really excited that I got to read this!
And overall, the novel was pretty good. October kept insisting that she was an ordinary, plain girl, but from the moment this novel started, anyone could see that she was far from ordinary. So when she kept insisting over and over that she was plain, I got a bit annoyed with her. Stop saying what you aren't and just do what needs to be done already!
I also got frustrated because she went from being a nobody to everyone is now paying attention to me! So many new boys that want her to fall in love with them, friends who she finds out has a secret identity and a reason they are friends with her before they even know her, and a whole new universe where she just all of a sudden accepts the new information about her life. I mean, if someone told me that I was not only a different species than human, but that I was a UNIQUE half-breed, I wouldn't just accept it and continue on with my life.
I would most definitely go to my parents and ask them for all of the details. Who cares if a weird hypnotist was in the house - I'd kick her out and demand answers instead of listening to a stranger who just appeared in my life for the first time 2 days ago.
So I had a bit of an issue with the way the information was presented to October, and the way she would just accept everything and someone magically know how to fix everything. I mean, she didn't know anything about her "real" life and now she knows how to fix everything?!? It's just not realistic for me and that's why I had a lot of trouble with this book.
This was a fast read and I was able to fly through it, but by the end of the book I was more like "meh" than anything. It was an okay book and the storyline was good. It just could have had a better lead up to the big moments in the novel.
I'm glad I got this free eARC and that I got to read this novel. I think many readers will enjoy this paranormal, fantasy novel!
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