Book Title: Beware the Night
Series: Unknown Series (#1)
Author: Jessika Fleck
Release Date: 03/12/19
Star Rating: I’ve seen this before.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an unbiased review.
I feel like I’ve seen this book before. Young woman with a sad past, struggling to make ends meet in a dystopian world ends up joining the resistance. She loves two boys, one in the ruling class and one in the resistance, quel domage! Ok “love” might be too strong a word… she has tummy butterflies for these boys and they would be willing to die for her. Oh yeah, she is also the chosen one. It’s the Hunger Games, right? The Hunger Games … but with more fishing.
Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the Hunger Games. But Beware the Night is a little too predictable, and predictable gets really boring. There is also FAR too much focus on the love triangle in this book. Vida obsesses over these Nico and Dorian constantly. Notably, she never really obsesses over them as people, but more about how she feels about them. It’s all pretty self absorbed, and the boys come off as a little gullible, unoriginal and frankly interchangeable. Hmm, maybe it’s not so surprising she can’t choose between them.
Then again, maybe I’m just too old for this shit. Yeah probably. As an example, at one point she swims through an icy river and afterwards struggles to fight against succumbing to hypothermia, but she gets to see one of the guys topless and that heats her up so much she’s not cold anymore. Bullshit! Girl put on a coat for gods sake and snap out of it, we’re on the verge of war here! I just can’t with this girl.
I think I should have known when I saw the name of the publisher, Swoon Books. That’s fine. I know a lot of people really love swoon-y books. I’m just not one of them, so this was not for me. I didn’t like this book, and I won’t be picking up the sequel. If however, you like Hunger Games type books and just want a piece of fluff to fill your reading time then this might be just what you’re looking for. I’m quite sure that other people will probably really like this book. It’s just not for me.