Here I am again with another "Read or Ditch." I'm coming to you for help. On trial today is:
by Lauren DeStefano
On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.
Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.
I got a bound manuscript of this book at the S&S party this year, and I was probably more excited about it than I was about any other book I got. I love Lauren's writing, and even in this book, her writing is beautiful. However, I've read over 100 pages of Perfect Ruin, and I'm just not feelin' it. I've looked at Goodreads reviews, and they're all so positive. What am I missing? I'm just bored. Nothing is really happening, and I'll admit, I'm kind of impatient. I need something. There are a few mysterious things going on, like a girl was murdered, and something happening with the government, but it's kind of like watching something on the news. It's interesting, but it's not happening to you, so after it's off, you stop thinking about it. I need more.
Oddly enough, it kind of reminds me of The Program, which was my last Read or Ditch book. :/
So, have you read this one? Do I need to push through and find out what's next? Should I keep reading? Or is this one I should just ditch?