On a private island off the coast of Maine, Wisewood’s guests commit to six-month stays. During this time, they’re prohibited from contact with the rest of the world—no Internet, no phones, no exceptions. But the rules are for a good reason: to keep guests focused on achieving true fearlessness so they can become their Maximized Selves. Natalie thinks it’s a bad idea, but Kit has had enough of her sister’s cynicism and voluntarily disappears off the grid.
Six months later Natalie receives a menacing e-mail from a Wisewood account threatening to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from Kit. Panicked, Natalie hurries north to come clean to her sister and bring her home. But she’s about to learn that Wisewood won’t let either of them go without a fight.
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𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪 𝗦𝗡𝗔𝗣𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗧: Stephanie Wrobel blew me away with her debut novel, Darling Rose Gold. Unfortunately, this one didn’t do the same. This is a slow-moving novel with so many pieces that I felt like I was putting together a puzzle. That’s not something I enjoy when reading.
I hate saying this because I absolutely LOVED the authors debut novel, Darling Rose Gold, but this one did not give me those some feelings of glee. This Might Hurt has a lot of moving parts and while sometimes that does work in books it just didn’t work here. I found myself getting confused on characters and wondered why they were important. I found myself feeling a little bored while reading because nothing outward was really happening (it was more in a psychological sense for the characters) and I needed just SOMETHING to give me excitement! I also hated the ending as we as readers need to infer as to what happened. Open ended endings just don’t do it for me as a reader.
Now this book wasn’t a total loss for me as I enjoyed the underlying meaning of “power” and mental vulnerability, but I wished it wasn’t such a slow-moving book. I understand this is the authors intention, but it doesn’t work for me as a reader like it does for others. So, I say take my review with a grain of salt and read/decide for yourself! You may end up loving this one way more than I did!
𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗙𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗙:
• Literary Fiction
• Cultish Novels
𝗠𝗬 𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: ⭐⭐⭐
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