I Just Couldn’t Get Into It
2 out of 5 stars
I just could not get into this book. I ended up reading 75% of the book and I just couldn’t get into it. I gave it the best try I could. The premise sounds amazing. All of a sudden, things that were made out of plastic started melting and not working anymore. It didn’t hit everything at once like I thought it was going to.
It seemed like it was going to be more about the event with people around it – but it was about the people. And the issue that I have with that was that I wasn’t given a reason to like anyone in the book. I just couldn’t find a reason to like a single person that was written about.
I think that some people would and will enjoy this book, especially people who are into the books that talk about the human experience. I think that if I went into Drop by Drop knowing that it was much less about the plastics and much more about the people I would have entered it with a different point of view and maybe enjoyed it more.
The premise, while awesome – wasn’t executed to the ability I thought it would or could be and I just couldn’t figure out the “why” that I think was trying to be told. Hillary Huber does a great job narrating it. I only made it as far as I did because I enjoyed her narration so much.
Book Description:Drop by Drop by Morgan Llywelyn
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Series: Step by Step #1
Published by Blackstone Audio on June 26th 2018
Genres: Science Fiction
From Morgan Llywelyn, the best-selling author of Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century series, comes Drop by Drop, her first near-future science-fiction thriller where technology fails and a small town struggles to survive global catastrophe.
In this first book in the Step by Step trilogy, global catastrophe occurs as all plastic mysteriously liquefies. All the small components making many technologies possible - navigation systems, communications, medical equipment - fail.
In Sycamore River, citizens find their lives disrupted as everything they've depended on melts around them, with sometimes fatal results. All they can rely upon is themselves.
And this is only the beginning....
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.