Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (The V Trilogy #1) by Joanna Wiebe

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to BenBella Books and Netgalley.
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (V, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
So many secrets for such a small island. From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy, a boarding school for the world’s wealthiest teens, the hushed truths of this strange, unfamiliar land begin calling to her—sometimes as lulling drumbeats in the night, sometimes as piercing shrieks.

One by one, unanswered questions rise. No one will tell her why a line is painted across the island or why she is forbidden to cross it. Her every move—even her performance at the school dance—is graded as part of a competition to become valedictorian, a title that brings rewards no one will talk about. And Anne discovers that the parents of her peers surrender million-dollar possessions to enroll their kids in Cania Christy, leaving her to wonder what her lowly funeral director father could have paid to get her in… and why.

As a beautiful senior struggles to help Anne make sense of this cloak-and-dagger world without breaking the rules that bind him, she must summon the courage to face the impossible truth—and change it—before she and everyone she loves is destroyed by it.

The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (V, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to BenBella Books and Netgalley.)
Anne is starting at a new school – Cania Chrsity, a very select school, in a special place. Cania Christy is weird though, and the rules and ideas upheld are also bizarre.
What is special about Cania Christy? And what is so special about Anne that she ended up there?

This story was okay-ish, but it took so long to get to an interesting bit that I was seriously bored.

Anne was an okay character, only she seemed a bit naïve, and didn’t ask enough questions for me. She also seemed to go along with stuff that was really weird, and was also fairly blasé about breaking the rules at this weird school.

The storyline in this was okay, but there was so much boring stuff in there that wasn’t necessary to move the story along that I really lost interest. I felt like I was forcing myself to keep reading this, from really early on, and when we did eventually get an interesting revelation, it was at the 65%, and the story went right back to dull after it.
I will say that I liked the twists that we got at the end, but they were just such a long time coming that they couldn’t really save this book for me.
There was romance, but it didn’t interest me at all.
The ending was I suppose okay, but again, I had really lost interest and was just glad that the torment was finally over.
Overall; dull and slow.
5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh, I hate boring stuff. I am reading this one this month but now I am nervous.