Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Book Review: The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges

Publish Date: August 30, 2016
240 pages [Kindle edition]

Honest, nuanced, and bittersweet, The Form of Things Unknown explores the shadows that haunt even the truest hearts…and the sparks that set them free.

Natalie Roman isn’t much for the spotlight. But performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a stately old theatre in Savannah, Georgia, beats sitting alone replaying mistakes made in Athens. Fairy queens and magic on stage, maybe a few scary stories backstage. And no one in the cast knows her backstory.

Except for Lucas—he was in the psych ward, too. He won’t even meet her eye. But Nat doesn’t need him. She’s making friends with girls, girls who like horror movies and Ouija boards, who can hide their liquor in Coke bottles and laugh at the theater’s ghosts. Natalie can keep up. She can adapt. And if she skips her meds once or twice so they don’t interfere with her partying, it won’t be a problem. She just needs to keep her wits about her.

My Thoughts:
I was gifted this ebook via Netgalley.
Although not officially stated anywhere, this is the companion novel to Dreaming of Antigone. Natalie has moved away from Athens to Savannah, GA, and has joined a summer theater program. This story takes place after an incident that put her in a mental institution and her family had to move to take care of Natalie's schizophrenic grandmother. The story itself isn't too bad, but I feel like there wasn't enough development there. I feel like I blinked my eyes and then suddenly two characters that were barely having any chemistry were groping each other. The paranormal storyline was strange too and then seemed too outlandish to have happened like it did in the first place. I really like Natalie as a character, but feel she deserved better. Her story could have been better.

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