Monday, August 31, 2015

Review: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

1/5 Stars
Pages: 320
Publisher: Titan Books
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
ISBN: 9781783298037

After a blood test Toby is sent to the death house, until he will get so sick that he is sent to the sanatorium. The only problem is that no one gets better. Knowing that they will die no matter what, no one even tries to get along with the other dorms. That is until Clara comes. Full of life and optimistic she changes everything. But what will happen when her and Toby become closer?

This book was not my cup of tea. I found the whole concept with the disease and everything cool but it didn't really make sense to me. I never really understood how it was possible that people got the disease or how exactly other people didn't catch it from them right away. I also kind of wondered how people couldn't find a cure for it and it made me wonder if anyone really, truly cared if some kids were dying. No one in the story really went into detail about why everyone who had the disease seemed to have different things happening to them. Some just had a cough and runny nose while others had worse things like bruises all over their body or getting sick. Overall there wasn't a set thing that showed they were sick and that made me kind of annoyed.

The romance sort of made me cringe. I don't know why but it sort of got on my nerves. It felt like they were too young to be doing the things they were doing. I'm around the same age as them and I know for a fact that I would not be doing half the things that they were. I just really couldn't connect with any of the characters and that really made the book unenjoyable. I just didn't like it.

The writing was okay, it was actually good once I got past the things I didn't like in the book. The plot was pretty slow and boring but I got through it. Overall I probably wouldn't recommend just because I didn't really enjoy it all that much. Its not horror-y like its hyped to be so just be ready for that too.

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I have given this above.***

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