Blind the Eyes by K.A. Wiggins is a dark YA Fantasy story of a girl who has haunting nightmares.
“In a world where hope kills and dreams are deadly, obedience is the only way to survive. But when one girl learns her society’s absolute control and guarantee of safety are both illusions, she risks her hard-won status, her home and her life to rebel and expose its lies.
When haunted teen Cole discovers the state’s guarantee of safety from the nightmarish Mara in exchange for obedience is a fraud, she realizes hers isn’t the only life at stake. Cole needs allies to help her escape execution by nightmare and expose the lies. Now, with a ghost at her back, enforcers in pursuit, and a charismatic rebel leader gaslighting her, Cole must figure out who to trust to bring down the state and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive.
A YA dark fantasy about identity, trauma & taking back your choices. Ghosts and world-monsters in post-eco-disaster Vancouver.“
I was so confused with this book. Even trying to write this review, I can’t figure out what there is to say.
There were a ton of strange moments in the beginning where I couldn’t tell how the world was structured around the characters. There are mysterious ghost-like characters that come out of nowhere, then they’re gone. Then there are these creepy ‘people’ or test subjects that the main characters come across.
Ultimately, I had no idea where this book was trying to go.
The concept within the plot seemed very interesting. When I had a hint of an idea what was going on within a particular scene, I found myself invested. But the feeling didn’t last long.
I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars. There were many moments where I wanted to call it quits with this book, but like I said, there were micro moments when I was invested in attempting to figure it out. Sadly, I won’t be continuing on in the series.
Published: 1 June 2018
Publisher: Snowmelt & Stumps
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eBook from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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