Monday, February 23, 2015

ARC Review of "Since You've Been Gone"

Since You've Been Gone By Mary Jennifer Payne 

Stars: 2 
Source: Netgalley 
Release Date: February 17th 2015 

This is going to be a ridiculously short review.

The story starts off with Edie and her mother, Sydney, running. Apparently from Edie's father who has, yet again, found them. The next thing you know they have moved from Canada to the UK and Sydney is explaining to Edie about her new job and how she works nights. Short story even shorter Edie comes home from school one day to realize her mother hasn't returned from work and sets out to find her. 

Kind of. 

This book annoyed me. A lot. 

It was very, very rushed and Edie wasn't the brightest bulb in the box. For someone who has been on the run for such a long time you would think she would have been a little bit more 'street smart'. 

I understand (to an extent) not calling the police, but if you're not going to involve the authorities you might want to be a little more active in searching for your missing mother! 

Edie was all over the place character wise, and don't even get me started on Jermaine or any of the other sub characters. 

The plot was very transparent to the point that it had gaping holes staring back at you. 

To be honest it might have been better had it been longer but if it hadn't have been so short I probably wouldn't have finished it so it's a double edged sword... 

Until next time, 

In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review. 
My review is my honest opinion.

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