Rating: 2 stars
Series: The Silver Trilogy #1
I never thought I’d say this, but it would have been soooo much better if this had been a stepbrother romance. Since there was a complete lack of anything interesting happening, a romance with a character I actually liked (the stepbrother) would have spiced things up. The plot was practically nonexistent. Most of it was Liv dealing with normal teenage problems. It had touch of paranormal because Liv, her new stepbrother Grayson, and his 3 friends were able to meet each other in dreams. Most of the dreams were lifelike, so they were fairly dull. Meeting in a dream world didn’t let Liv discover anyone else’s secrets.
The romance in this was too weak to even consider the book a romance, but Liv was interested in Henry. Other than his good looks, her attraction to him didn’t make sense. He didn’t treat her poorly, but he didn’t seem to have her best interests at heart either. All of his secrets were well guarded. All he did he was show Liv the littlest bit of affection, and she swooned. It made her seem a little pathetic. At least for YA, the characters weren’t whiny and immature.
Grayson was the only character with any depth and substance besides Liv. He was the only one who tried to keep her from danger or be genuinely concerned about her. All of the other characters were simply there. By the end of the book, I didn’t know any more about them than I did at the beginning.
It was too wordy. Liv would get lost in thought about completely insignificant things that had no bearing on the overall plot. About half way through I started skimming just to get through it faster. Most of the side characters had secrets, but it failed to give enough hints about them to make me even care that they had secrets. A whole lot of nothing was going on. Then a bunch of drama happened suddenly at the end. The pacing of it felt odd. There were a few spots where the translation was a bit rough and didn’t flow naturally.