Sunday, 25 September 2016

Review - The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

Title: The Sudden Appearance of Hope
Author: Claire North
Pages: 472
Publisher: Redhook
Release date: 17th May 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 

My name is Hope Arden, and you won't know who I am. We've met before - a thousand times. I am the girl the world forgets.

It started when I was sixteen years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time.

A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.

No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am.

That makes my life difficult. It also makes me dangerous...

THE SUDDEN APPEARANCE OF HOPE is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you forever.


My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Redhook Books and NetGalley*


If you've met Hope Arden you won't remember her.
It started when she was sixteen with small things until her parents didn't remember her. No one does.
To survive, Hope learns to steal.
Then she comes across Perfection, an app designed to help people become perfect.
Is Hope's time as a thief about to catch up with her?
Is Perfection what it seems?

I was really intrigued by the premise - a girl who you forget when you look away (reminded me a bit of the Silence in Doctor Who).
I had mixed feelings about Hope; I felt sorry for her but I found it hard to like her because of some of her actions and her personality. However, I could understand the way she was because I doubt I would have handled the situation she was in any better.
The plot was alright but the book really dragged for me and I lost interest around halfway through.
The writing style wasn't one of my favourites and it didn't grip me.

Overall this was an okay read.