Spoiler free review on ‘Only ever yours’ by Louise O’neill.

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In this book, Eves (Females) have special schools that train them to be pretty and good (basically, to be perfect). They undergo such training so they can a fair competition when the day of the ceremony arrives. The ceremony is where the men choose their favourite girl (or something like that). Only the best are chosen and this decision is made by the men.

I was drawn to this book when I read the synopsis and I thought it would be really heart breaking and interesting. I’m a feminist and books like these scare me, like…this could happen. Our world is crazy enough to resort to this. I don’t know if I had really high hopes for this book, but I was really disappointed. I found it to be too negative (Not in an interested way…If you know what I mean), too boring, too monotonous and too dragged. It felt like it lagged emotions (and this would be the type of book which has a lot of emotions involved.) It’s probably just me.

However, I do know a lot of people that loved this book and found it extremely interesting. The characters didn’t really interest me. I had no sense of understanding or attachment to any of the characters in the book. The book was lacking something and I can’t really seem to figure out what it is, but I couldn’t finish it. I didn’t even make it half way even though I really tried. (This is coming from someone who HATES stopping a book abruptly or in the middle.)

I did skip to chapter 30 – ‘The day of the ceremony’ hoping that would be interesting, but it wasn’t for me, at least.

I just did not like this book even though I really wanted to.

I know that this review is short and doesn’t give much insight. I haven’t really read much of it to tell y’ll exactly what the book is about and to point out the good aspects and the bad aspects of it. Except for the concept, I didn’t like anything (Even the writing didn’t interest me <- This depends on each individual though.)

 

P.S : This is my review on the book. I’m not forcing my opinion on anybody, neither am I saying the book is bad. It just didn’t fit well with me.  This book has won various awards including the YA book prize 2015 and many people have loved this book. Don’t take my word for it. Give it a shot !

[ I’m thinking of writing a review for my favourite book ‘One hundred names ‘  by Cecelia Ahern. Look forward to that. ]

 

Thank you.

BYEEEEEEEEE.

 

 

 

 

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