Thursday, February 25, 2016
Love, Lucas, by Chantele Sedgwick
Decent, but not terribly surprising, romance (with the exception of a big plot twist towards the end that provides the dramatic climax that Sedgwick seemed to be struggling with creating). The ending is not a complete cheat, but I would have been happier with something less abrupt and more organic to the overall story. And that pretty much sums up my take on the novel overall: nothing terrible, but nothing really outstanding either. I didn't find myself sucked into any of the characters or their traumas (and the dead brother's journal is surprisingly ineffective!), but I was content to keep reading and following their travails.
Complete non-sequitur: I loved the gratuitous mention of both barnacles and (twice!) Phase Ten.