Tin Lily - Joann Swanson

Book Title:  Tin Lily
Author:  Joann Swanson
Series:  Stand Alone
Genre:  YA,  Contemporary
Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

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⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜


Plot:  3.5/5
Characters:  3/5
The Feels:  2/5
Addictiveness:  2/5
Theme:  4/5
Flow:  3/5
Backdrop (World Building):  3.5/5
Originality:  4/5
Book Cover:  3/5
Ending:  3.5/5 Cliffhanger: Stand Alone



⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

I only read this because I needed a book with a metal in the title, for a reading challenge…Tin Lily fit that.  I probably wouldn’t have ever gave it a second glance, otherwise.  To me it feels like the author read how-to-write-a-story-101, complete with not-so-subtle symbolism (with all the tin/metal references).  For me, it just came off as too structured and not enough heart.  I didn’t really connect with the characters.  I only felt like I should feel sadness for them, instead of actually feeling it.  

The ending is the only time I felt into this book, and saved it from a 2 star rating.  But, maybe, I was just happy I was almost finished.

⇝Sex Factor⇜ 

 

Not a factor.