DNF Review: How to Fall by Jane Casey

How to Fall
(Jess Tennant #1)
Author: Jane Casey
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: NetGalley
Review by: Jenn
Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant has never met any of her relatives, until her mom suddenly drags her out of London to spend the summer in the tiny English town where her family’s from. Her mom’s decision is surprising, but even more surprising is the town’s reaction to Jess. Everywhere she goes, people look at her like they’ve seen a ghost. In a way, they have—she looks just like her cousin Freya, who died shortly before Jess came to town.

Jess immediately feels a strange connection to Freya, whom she never got to meet alive. But the more Jess learns about the secrets Freya was keeping while she was alive, the more suspicious Freya’s death starts to look. One thing is for sure: this will be anything but the safe, boring summer in the country Jess was expecting.

1 stars out of 5 stars
***This is a Did Not Finish review. These are my thoughts of up what I was able to read.***

I was really excited about starting this book. I read the synopsis and I was really happy when I was approved for this title on NetGalley but unfortunately, I just couldn't click with it.

I had a hard time clicking with the main character, Jess, and there were so many occasion where I found myself rolling my eyes at her internal thoughts. I also could not see her fascination with trying to find out whether her cousin's death was accidental or not. I just didn't feel that connection that Jess feels towards Freya and just had to stop. I found myself skimming a lot and I realized early on, that I just couldn't find myself to become invested in story. It was at that point that I decided to just give up on the story.

Maybe it was just me but I was disappointed that this book was a let down. Hopefully there are some other readers out there that enjoys it a lot more than I did.


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