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The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #1) by Mary Weber (Review)
After the end of the world and the proceeding restoration of that very same world, a new world order has taken over. A order based on companies, companies that provide basic services like food, medicine and cures for everything including ageing. They seemingly have all of the power, but truly they have deals with an alien race for more advanced tech and medicine that gives these creatures more power then was ever expected. Throwing games annually to entertained the masses and the aliens that they deal with, they pit kids against each other in a dangerous and bloody competition to win fame, fortune and a way out of crippling poverty. Sofi is a part of a team in those very games, and her brother is the one in the arena. When something goes terribly wrong and her brother goes missing, she will do anything to get him back. Anything.
This book was incredibly boring. The universe it was in seemed flimsy and undefined, and well as the characters, who were mostly highly underdeveloped. Most of the characters were nothing interesting, or really someone that the readers could get a deep connection to. That left the story feeling hollow and without substance. Sofi was the most developed character, and it was still pretty hard to muster up emotional reactions for the things that were happening in the novel. Spoiler alert: this book ends on a cliff hanger, but for the first time ever I would have to say the cliff hanger did not leave me wanting more. Ultimately, I did not enjoy The Evaporation of Sofi Snow and I give it the honest rating of THREE OUT OF FIVE STARS!!!