[DNF ARC Review] Arclight by Josin L. McQuein

Arclight
(Arclight #1)
Author: Josin L. McQuein
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2013
Pages: 400 (Hardcover)
Genre: YA – Dystopia, Science Fiction

Summary
No one crosses the wall of light . . . except for one girl who doesn’t remember who she is, where she came from, or how she survived. A harrowing, powerful debut thriller about finding yourself and protecting your future—no matter how short and uncertain it may be.

The Arclight is the last defense. The Fade can’t get in. Outside the Arclight’s border of high-powered beams is the Dark. And between the Light and the Dark is the Grey, a narrow, barren no-man’s-land. That’s where the rescue team finds Marina, a lone teenage girl with no memory of the horrors she faced or the family she lost. Marina is the only person who has ever survived an encounter with the Fade. She’s the first hope humanity has had in generations, but she could also be the catalyst for their final destruction. Because the Fade will stop at nothing to get her back. Marina knows it. Tobin, who’s determined to take his revenge on the Fade, knows it. Anne-Marie, who just wishes it were all over, knows it.

When one of the Fade infiltrates the Arclight and Marina recognizes it, she will begin to unlock secrets she didn’t even know she had. Who will Marina become? Who can she never be again?


Review
I love dystopia and post-apocalyptic books so I was very excited to read Arclight. This book seems so interesting from the summary. BUT, once I started reading, it just couldn’t capture my attention and my mind continually wandered everywhere. I had to read the first three chapters three times because I just couldn’t connect with anything.

I honestly didn’t enjoy the writing and on page something – I think around chapter 5 – there were too many direct speeches in one page for my taste. -_- Like I said before, I just couldn’t connect with anything especially the characters. Marina, the MC, is supposed to be a girl with a mysterious past but I just didn’t care and I didn’t bother to know. She’s dull and basically unlikable…

I started this book last month yet I’m not even halfway of it. I put off this book a lot of time and managed to finish four books. Yet when I tried to continue this book again, I couldn’t stand it anymore. I finally decided not to finish this book because well… I didn’t like it so far, it was boring and now I barely remember what happened in those ten chapters I managed to read. It wasn’t that memorable for me. 🙁


I won’t stop you from reading this book if you want to, as I believe people have different taste. It’s completely possible that Arclight was just not the right book for me. 

Thanks to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for sending me this galley. 🙂 

Rating:
1 Cake (DNF)

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