Title: The Awakening of Miss Prim
Author: Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Format: Egalley from Netgalley.com
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
My review (as published at Read, Run, Ramble):
Thank you Atria Books via Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book.
Note: Did not finish this book – stopped around 53%
Well, this book just wasn't for me. I tried, but I wasn’t able to get to a point where I really cared about the plot, the characters; anything.
It felt, at first, like The Sound of Music or The King and I, but I quickly learned it didn't have the same charm. The premise is a good one and it seems to be winning many over, but I felt like it was rigid and boring. The characters were all quite annoying and lacking in depth. All of them. By the halfway point I hadn't met a single character that I liked, more or less cared about. When it became clear to me that reading the book was more of a chore than an enjoyment, I decided it was time to be done.
*I almost wonder if anything was lost in translation since this was originally published in Spanish (I believe that was the first published language).
I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.