Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Book Review | The Darlings are Forever by Melissa Kantor


Jane, Victoria, and Natalya. Together, they are the Darlings. Best friends forever. They have matching necklaces, their own table at Ga Ga Noodle, and even a shared motto: May you always do what you're afraid of doing. 

When the friends begin freshman year at three different high schools in distant corners of New York City, they promise to live by their motto and stay as close as ever. The Darlings know they can get through anything as long as they have each other. But doing scary new things is a lot easier with your friends beside you. And now that the girls aren't spending all their time together, everything they took for granted about their friendship starts to feel less certain. They can't help but wonder, will they really be the Darlings forever?

The first book in an exciting new series by bestselling author Melissa Kantor, The Darlings Are Forever will speak to any girl who has ever had a best friend.

Pages: 352 | Format: Hardback | Goodreads | Amazon

This is the first book in the 'The Darlings are Forever' series and unfortunately I don't think this will be a series that I finish.
I didn't really like this book all that much. I found that it was really slow, especially the first half where nothing much seemed to happen at all. It did pick up towards the end, but not really enough to pull me back into the story.
I didn't really feel all that invested in any of the characters, which was a shame, because there was some great potential in them.
I do really like the basic premise of the book, and I think that perhaps for younger readers (13-16) it would appeal.
For me personally, I wasn't a huge fan, so it won't be a series I return to.

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