𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙢𝙚, 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪. 𝙉𝙤, 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮.
🍃What was the last book that you didn’t connect with you or DNF’d?🍃
I’m not big on not finishing a book. There are instances where I have DNF one (Sorry, Untamed) but this one I chose to see through to the end because I wanted to make sure what I had to say included the entire book.
I’d love to hear other perspectives. Am I just overreacting? It just really sits wrong with me.
The story centers around a hedonistic, narcissistic, and toxic “influencer” who throughout the story physically and mentally abuses those closest to her.
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚:
• She (main character-Freya) grooms an underaged character.
• Abuse is normalized throughout
• Non-heteronormative characters that are regarded as “weird”, “in a sex cult”, and disregarded because of their preferences.
• Normalizes suicide ideation as means of viable revenge
• Use of manipulation/suicide threats to force obedience
• Demonizes body types that don’t fit societal expectations at large (thin, fit, tan, visibly muscular, blonde, etc.) as attractive or worthy
• Demonizes female body as it pertains to pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing.
• Literal hate on children??? Like, how??
The last and final issue I have is that the plot was centered on this constant catty back and forth between the three female characters. Again, one of which was underaged (until she turned 18 at some point during the novel.) The plot contradictions were numerous, pedantic, and were insulting as a reader in the targeted group for this novel.
I hope this serves as a word of caution should you decide you may want to read this book. It was on my wishlist and I genuinely thought I’d enjoy it but it turned into a nightmare.
This review is not in affiliation with any third party, author, publisher, or otherwise. All opinions herein are honest and my own.