Updrift by Erin Stevens ||Book Review

First a description:

For Kate Sweeting, love isn’t in the air. It’s in the water.

Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.

Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.

I have very mixed thoughts about this book…

For starters it took me forever to read this 280 page book, this is an outrage! I should have had this book done in three days max, but I had noooooooooo motivation to read this book. Nothing about it made me eager to read more. There was a whole week where I only read one page!!

But, eventually I gave in an got myself the audiobook. I did this because the story was good, I just couldn’t bring myself to read it. From there it only took a week to get it finished

The story line is okay and I do feel like some of the characters could have been more unique. They all seemed to have the same personality which was a little annoying. But, the second half of this book was incredible. It’s just a shame, the first half wasn’t as awesome.

The first half of the novel is packed with events. It recounts the main character’s, Kate’s, complete childhood, which did make it a little hard to connect with the characters. As for the second half, I do think there could have been more detail and this book be a little longer.

All around I think this book is 3/5 stars. If I hadn’t gotten the audiobook of it though, I probably would still be on page 50.

My goodread’s review is here



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