Saint X - Alexis Schaitkin



BOOK COVER I blame everything on the cover...and my love for palm trees.

SETTING New York, Saint X, California

SOURCE I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

eARC LENGTH 320 Pages




At 28% I'm throwing in the towel on this one.  I just can't get into it.  I am not of fan of this Author's writing style.  It's too wordy, in more than one way, almost as if she's trying too hard.  At this percentage, I've already highlighted 11 words that I've never seen used in anything I've ever read.  I'm not saying they aren't actual words, I'm saying why use a word that's so obscure...that it takes someone out of the story trying to figure out what it means.  When crafting a story it should bring the reader in deeper, not take them out completely.  It also has the kind of prose that gets deep into everything, going off in tangents in different directions that loses me too easily.  I just needed her to get on with the story...sadly it took too long to go anywhere for me. 


I should mention that others have really liked this.  It's why I didn't DNF at 5% like I originally wanted.