book battle: stargazer
Updated: May 30, 2021
stargazer by anthony cleveland
thank you to netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free ebook in exchange for an honest review! this has not affected my review in any way, all opinions are mine.
i had a hard time with this story. i wanted to get into it, especially because i really enjoyed the use of colors throughout the story. it felt too rushed and not deeply developed enough, with too many characters that i don't truly understand their backstories or motivations. maybe the scifi was too thick for me, i don't read a ton of it, but i had to read the explanations of what happened several times, and i still don't think i entirely understood it. i had a hard time getting really invested, and didn't find myself reaching for this to keep reading. it felt a little bit more of a chore to read than i wanted it to be. while for the most part i enjoyed the art, other times it was difficult to distinguish what the characters' expressions were. i think that this could've been a really great story, but it just needed a lot more room to breathe.