⭐️⭐️/5 ••• Between reading the reviews I was able to find about #DyingToSeeYou
and the synopsis of the book, I was convinced this would become my favorite book this year. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
What started out as a captivating read about a stalker named Max watching a single mother of 2 named Sophie, turned into a very mundane story about a mans fear to grow up and stand up to his controlling grandmother.
Throughout the whole book it seemed as though the author was including so many useless details and not focusing on elaborating on certain subjects such as why Tilly was so headstrong on finding her father and what true significance that held not only for her but also for the rest of her family. It just felt as though there were too many things shoved into the story that had no impact on the plot as a whole whatsoever.
Another thing that truly bothered me whilst trying to read this book was the sheer pettiness that was protruded by Ivy through some of her acts such as putting extra crosses on another individuals bingo cards. I wanted to see more animosity from Ivy as opposed to imagining her as a silly old woman which is what she was mainly portrayed as.
There were also some characters in the story that essentially provided nothing to it, yet it was an additional headache to keep up with, such as Gwen and Michael as well as others.
I truly enjoyed the first 10 chapters of the book and then the story began dying down for me rather quickly. The plot picked up again towards the middle but then quickly dwindled down yet again and to my dismay, it did not pick up again until the end. Whilst I did enjoy the “finale”, I was also disappointed because it seemed like this grand act was rushed and pushed aside to finish the book off on a positive note.
I give this book a 2 star rating due to the fact that I envisioned so much potential for the story line and the characters. Although this book was not for me, I will still recommend it due to the fact that it did have some shock factors that others may find by far greater than I had.
Thank you to #NetGalley
and the publishers for this arc in return for my honest opinion!