Review: Smother by Lindy Zart
You won’t like me.
I am not the nice girl. I am not your friend.
I don’t care about you, but most of all, I don’t care about me.
Go ahead, hate me.
We all have secrets.
I have them as well—dark, terrible secrets.
The only time I can breathe is when I forget.
I need to be numb. You don’t want to know how.
But as long as I can breathe, the past cannot smother me.
*Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*
I wanted to fall in love with this book, the endless hopeless love that I have found in several of Lindy Zart’s books; unfortunately, that was not the case. The synopsis was amazing, I was hooked, I needed to read this book because if you know my favorite reading style its a dark NA/YA. This book fell flat for me and let me explain why.
There was so much potential but the characters didn’t develop enough for me. Leo speaking in broken sentences drove me crazy. I understand he is damaged and his words, when he does speak, are powerful but for the love of God, speak in full sentences. Then there was Reese, she was a hot mess and rightfully so; however, I wish she would have sought help sooner. I wish Reese would have done a lot of things differently.
I don’t want to ruin the plot of the book but the plot builds to this breaking point and there were some things that I found creepy. I won’t say specifically but between the creepiness and the inability of the characters to deal/cope with their emotions drove me crazy.
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