Review: All That's Left of Me by Janis Thomas

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All That's Left of Me by Janis Thomas | Rating: ★★☆☆☆

As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

It took me ages to finish this book and even longer to actually commit to writing the review. Mostly, because All That's Left of Me wasn't exactly my cup of tea. Which isn't to say that it was a bad book--there was simply a bit of a disconnect when it came to my reactions to the novel itself. I found that I neither loved nor hated the book and that while the premise was intriguing, something about the execution of it just didn't fit.

Not my personal preferences, anyways. All That's Left of Me certainly will find an audience that adores it. It has an utterly mysterious air to it that will surely compel others. I do believe that. I am also going to say that it reminded me of a few other stories that I'd read in the past, only more... I want to say, rushed.

The pacing just wasn't right, especially towards the end of the novel. I wanted it to feel a bit more conclusive than it actually did. There was still a lot that I felt could have been done with it. Lacked potential, if you will. Janis Thomas' prose is not bad in the least, I just wished there was something more to the story that she was telling in All That's Left of Me.

Because the groundwork was all there. All there.

And at times, it was quite enjoyable and I didn't hate the characters.

Ultimately, it didn't keep my attention well enough and this just wasn't for me.

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