E-ARC Review: Scrap

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Scrap
Author: Emory Sharplin
Release date: May 17th 2013
Publisher: Green Leaf Book Group 
Series: The Grimmic Chronicles # 1
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository
Add to your library: Goodreads

On the brutal streets of Hellip, a village in the vast empire of the cruel King Ibis, you either become good at running from the king’s Blackcoats or you die. This is the lesson that twelve-year-old Tucker Scrap, abandoned as an infant among the orphans of Hellip, learned early. Along with her friends Ash and Kally, Tucker spends her time keeping one step ahead of the unjust laws, stealing what she needs to survive, and pondering her own unknown origins—and those of the enchanted bracelet with which she was found.


Now, both Ash and Kally have vanished from the orphanage, perhaps headed for the faraway city where Ibis still rules. When a mysterious girl named Vivian arrives in Hellip with a strange invitation to Tucker, the leader of the orphans decides that this may be her opportunity to find her missing friends. But more than this: it may become an opportunity to recover her hidden inheritance, and to change the fate of an entire kingdom.


The introduction to a fantasy world rich with ancient magic, enigmatic gypsies, palace labyrinths, and deep woods haunted by strange and forbidding creatures, Emory Sharplin’s debut novel tells the story of Tucker Scrap: a bold, memorable heroine at the center of a centuries-old mystery, stepping into her destiny at last. (via Goodreads)

Here I am again. I didn't finish this one. I felt so bored. So sorry, friends. I just can't go through another chapter that I decided to drop it. Again, the synopsis felt so interesting for me. But I struggled for days that I feel like I can't take it anymore. I swear my life I gave it more than three chances but no can do.

The plot seems unique. Although I feel like Tucker's adventure in knowing her own identity was so boring for me. I didn't feel like it was that strong anyway. You know when a book you're reading gives you that adrenaline rush when they're out having their epic quest finding out who they truly are? Well, this one didn't give me that. It was so, how do I say it? It was kind of flat, you know! There were no adrenaline rush moments and that made me give up. Because I was so unsure whether I'd ever feel so hyped in reading this.

Another thing is Emory's writing. It wasn't that bad. Or I don't know. I just didn't feel something. Whenever I read a book, I'd always feel something through the writing. But it wasn't the case in here. I guess Emory's writing style didn't really get through me then.

I hope in the future, I'll be able to continue and finish this one. Maybe by that time, my preferences would have change.

I also hope that you guys will give this a chance! Remember, what maybe nay for me may be yay for you!

(Many thanks to Green Leaf Book Group for allowing me to read this through NetGalley.)

4 comments:

Courtney Ann said...

Same with me, this book was a drop. The beginning was right on the money, but once Tucker was in the lap of luxury I felt the change like a brick wall. Just too slow and too much of a character development change that I didn't like it.

Nina Waters said...

Oh good thing I wasn't alone on this one! Totally agree with that.

Brandi Kosiner said...

Sorry this one didn't catch your attention. Happens to us all.

Nina Waters said...

Thanks for understanding. ;)

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