Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Review: Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always by Elissa Janine Hoole
I really don't know what to say about this book, I read the synopsis and knew I had to read Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always, but once I began reading I found it difficult to muster up the energy to pick it up and read, what should have taken me a few hours to read ended up taking a whole week.
The idea behind Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always was good, but the way it is written didn't really interest me, the protagonist felt flat, and while she goes on about wanting to do the right thing, she happily follows what others do and say, rather than making a stand for herself. The only person who was remotely interesting was Darin, I loved his personality and how he tries to inspire Cassandra and is one of the few people that sticks by her.
When truth was revealed I was expecting a big revelation but it just fell into the background and blended in with the rest of the plot. I continued reading to see what would happen and if some major event would suddenly make Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always more interesting, unfortunately for me nothing jumped out. There was a lot of background events going on, bullying, love, religion, finding out what you really believe in, drinking, and I think that it was just a bit too much going, some of it got lost in the pages.
I had huge expectations for Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always but it just didn't reach them. Was this a likeable read, yes I did finish the book so there was something that kept me interested, but I don't think I would read this one again.