So. I’ve been reading like a lot of fantasy at the moment and I TRIED to read a contemporary AND IT DIDN’T WORK.
THIS IS PROBABLY CONTROVERSIAL.
I semi saw not liking this book coming, but I was IN THE MOOD FOR CONTEMPORARIES which is probably why I feel SO LET DOWN.
ERM so I was super hyped to read this book. But I just couldn’t get into it.
It was too cliche for me, and I really enjoyed reading about the culture, and I thought that there would be more.
But to me, it very quickly became high-school-drama-esque and I REALLY didn’t like that. It became a shallow read, and I thought that it would be more cultural. Because of all the drama, I was unable to get past page 150.
As well as this, I dislike Dimple immensely. She hated on her mother, when all she wanted was for Dimple to embrace her culture.
As well as this, she treated Rishi so poorly. She got aggressive and annoyed whenever he did something nice for her, and acted in a rash and defensive manner. And then, on top of that, she would all of a sudden be so cliche and insta-love saying how he understood her like no one else???
it was so conflicted.
And on top of this, Rishi. He was a nice guy. he didn’t deserve that. But then he also had this insta-love towards Dimple and had these extremely cliche phrases on how she understood him.. bla bla, and that just made me CRINGE.
I was shaking my head, or cringing, or getting annoyed with Dimple and I just really did not get along with this book in the slightest.
For me this book was all about the hype, which I don’t agree with as this book really isn’t my cup of tea. this book is ginger and lime tea when I’m more of an Earl Grey kinda girl.
What did you think of this book?