Monday, February 17, 2020

28. The Undoing of Thistle Tate

The Undoing of Thistle Tate. Katelyn Detweiler. 2019. 272 pages. [Source: Library] [YA Romance; YA Realistic Fiction]

First sentence: I have lots of dreams, but I’ve only ever had one nightmare and it’s always exactly the same.

Premise/plot: Thistle Tate is super popular bestselling author living a lie. She is not the real author of the books—her father is. When her father has a horrible accident just a week away from a deadline for the last book in the trilogy, Thistle has good reason to panic. She could try to write on her own, or, she could come clean to the agent and publisher. But can she tell the truth after living a lie for three years?

Thistle’s love life is also up in the air. Does she love Liam? Does she love Oliver? Does she like like both of them equally?

My thoughts: This one has a nice enough premise. But it was just an almost for me. I almost cared about the characters; I almost cared about the story. I liked everything just well enough to keep reading. But it wasn’t compelling. I found myself skimming the quotes of the bestselling series. I can’t imagine making it through those books. I definitely would not call it tense and gripping like the jacket copy reads.

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