Book Review: Isoldesse by Kimberly Grymes

1 star for the gorgeous cover + 1 star for the interesting world building + 1 star for the promising plot = 3 stars read.

I requested the book from Netgalley because the plot sounded interesting and I am a big science fiction fan. I want to start out the review by saying that the book had promise, but it was just not for me.

The first issue was the amount of characters introduced in the book. That combined with the many different point-of-views made the plot very jarring and hard to follow.

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Another issue for me was small details in the story that took me out of being immersed in the world the author had created. One example is the aevo compendium. You learn about the aevo compendium early on in the story and the biggest issue for me is that this study of humanity’s evolution takes place just in the states.


So to sum it up. The many characters, constant jumping between point-of-views and small details in the story that ruined immersion kept me from getting into the book.

If you are a fan of science fiction, interesting world building, a diverse cast of characters and enjoy multiple point-of-views, then this could be a book for you.

*Copy provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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