Clock City by Rebekah Dodson
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Since Mom died and left me with my abusive, drunkard of a father I don’t have much of a life. My only sanctuary’s hidden in the woods. At least until I find a jeweled dagger and it transports me to somewhere called Elestra. I seriously can’t believe this isn’t some crazy dream, with mechanical horses, cat people, demons, and even metal dragons.
I just want to go home, but everything is a disaster in Clock City.
Who’s this mysterious girl who appeared in Elestra? Alayna wears strange clothes and keeps complaining about something called a “cell phone.” She even has a demon with her who’s sworn a life debt, and now I’m bonded to her to help save the kingdom.
I’m just Sebastian, a secret tinkerer. How am I supposed to help her, and the rebellion, save the city? My life has flipped upside down, and I don’t know if I have what it takes.
No matter what happens it’s up to us to show the world what freedom truly looks like.
What I thought
I read this book as part of the blog tour for it and I really wanted to love it, I really did, but, in the end, I DNF’d the book at 74 percent.
First I want to thank Xpresso Book Tours for letting me be a part of their book tour. The concept of this book is amazing and I was so happy when they sent it to me, but the delivery was not what I was hoping for. I did not feel that I could connect with any of the characters. I did not like how their personalities just seemed to switch depending on what the author wanted to accomplish at that time.
My biggest issue with the book is that it read like a first draft. Now I am not one to complain about grammar and spelling normally but the sheer amount of things that were missed kept taking me out of the story at one point I started marking them all thinking I was just over exaggerating and afterward it made me realize there was more than I thought instead of less. Honestly, if this would have not been the case I would have finished the book because I really do like the concept and the characters could have balanced out in the end…maybe.
My Rating: /5