I just finished reading Love in the Time of Global Warming by Fransesca Lia Block for and Around the World ARC Tour.
Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.
In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.
Once again, I am apparently in the minority on Goodreads. Apparently a lot of people liked this book. I, however, did not.
Ok, I give it that the writing was descriptive. But to me, that's about the only good thing. It wasn't descriptive in a good way. The plot was horrifying and gory. And there were too many random things. Giants and Sight and Earth Shakers. and mythology. Oh and don't forget the butterflies. And I didn't like Pen at all. The only redeeming quality she had to me was the love for her brother. This whole thing just didn't work for me. And that's all I have to say about that!
I gave this book a rating of 2/5.
Love in Time of Global Warming will be released on August 27, 2013.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 16
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 11
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 13
2013 Standalone Reading Challenge: 4
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 7
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for
an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.