Black & White Review

Title: Black & White
Author: Nick Wilford
Series: The Black & White Trilogy #1
Publisher: Superstar Peanut Publishing
Publication Date: 18 September 2017
Source: Author
Format: eBook
Pages: 131
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 11 August 2017 - 12 August 2017









Goodreads Synopsis:

What is the price paid for the creation of a perfect society?

In Whitopolis, a gleaming white city of the future where illness has been eradicated, shock waves run through the populace when a bedraggled, dirt- stricken boy materializes in the main street. Led by government propaganda, most citizens shun him as a demon, except Wellesbury Noon - a high school student the same age as the boy.

Upon befriending the boy, Wellesbury feels a connection that he can't explain - as well as discovering that his new friend comes from a land that is stricken by disease and only has two weeks to live. Why do he and a girl named Ezmerelda Dontible appear to be the only ones who want to help?

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

This book sounds interesting. When the author contacted me I thought why not, what can go wrong?

Thank you so much to the author for sending me a copy of to review! Just a small little disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. No money on my behalf has been spent in acquiring this book. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing felt dressed up and odd. The writing was too verbose and just put me off of the story. The elevated language and structure added nothing to the flow of the flow of the writing. The dialogue also suffered from this, making it seem awkward and unnatural. I was also constantly distracted from the repetition of the same idea. We are constantly told that the city is clean and that no one has any idea what dirt is. It was just a bit off putting. 

Plot Thoughts:

The plot is made to sound exciting and in some respect it is but it is also meh. I found myself being bored and just wanting something a bit more exciting to happen. The beginning was slow and the rest of the book kept to that pace. I also felt that the moments where the tension was supposed to be at its high, were flat and underwhelming.

Character Thoughts:

The characters just ended up being extremely bland for me. They felt a little too perfect and rigid. There was no real personality behind them. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I was hoping to love or even to just enjoy this book. Unfortunately, I found the book to be boring and underwhelming. The writing had no smooth flow to it, the plot was slow and the characters were unsubstantiated. I wished I had liked the book but fate seemed to have a different idea. Thank you to the author for sending me the book to review!

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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