Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

The Reckless Oath We MadeThe Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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This one hurts a little and is a little hard to review. I read All The Ugly and Wonderful Things earlier this year and loved it. The Reckless Oath We Made was one of my most anticipated releases for the year. I started it the first day when it came to me in the mail.

I really loved the beginning as you start to learn about Zee and her family. I thought I was going to be hooked. Once Gentry gets introduced though, everything slowed down for me. I ended up having to wait and finish this on audiobook as Mid-Evil times is just not my thing.

Gentry has some mental health issues including multiple characters that are talking to him. He also lives and talks within Mid-Evil times. His chapters are written in mid-evil times languages. The story even builds the relationship between Zee and Gentry by going to a castle with mid-evil activities. Where I can appreciate a relationship that is not perfect and the message that everyone deserves love I just did not care about any of this. I found it very slow and boring. I wanted to skip ahead to more around Zee and her sister.
Again, I loved Zee’s story. Her sister is missing: possibly kidnapped or possibly helping prison escapees. Her mother is a hoarder and six hundred pounds as after dealing with grief. Zee is involved with drugs and just trying to make it through life. I loved everything around her story, just did not connect with the love story. That is why I am giving this three stars. I really enjoyed this aspect of the story.

There are so many characters besides just our main characters as well. If they are mentioned, they most likely have a chapter from their perspective. I would have preferred to stay within Zee and Gentry. I did not love this aspect of the story either.

This is such a hard book to rate. I really loved some thing and did not really like other things. The second half was much more fast past from the very slow middle. I am just torn!

Overall, sadly this one was not for me. I ended skimming to the end and through Zee’s parts as I still wanted to know what happened. I also do appreciate the messages in the story overall, the delivery just was not for me.

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