Title: The Project.
Author: Courtney Summers.
Publisher: Wednesday Books.
Page count: 352.
Release day: February 2nd 2021.
Genre: YA, thriller, mystery.
Rating: 2.5 stars.
I was very excited for this book, since I really loved listening to Sadie. Unfortunately this one was a bit of a let-down.. I was so surprised by how much I loved Sadie, that my expectations were very high, and this one was just not as ‘special’ to me.
I really did not care for the characters, they felt kinda bland to me, also the plot was very gripping. I knew what we were trying to figure out, but I just didn’t care for it..
This book is written in two time lines. The present one is being told from Lo’s perspective, while the past time is being told from her sister Bea’s perspective. It took me quite a while to keep these characters and times separate. This is mainly because both of them are recalling the same events. They are also both interacting with this ‘Unity Project’ group, which ended up in both timelines sounding a bit the same. I think it took until the half way point, for the timelines to be really separate!
So we follow Lo trying to figure out why her sister Bea joined the ‘Unity Project’ group and left her. But it took so long for the ‘secrets’ of this group to come into the story.. Meaning the beginning of this book is very slow. While in the second half of the book quite a bit is happening.
Since the beginning of the plot was so slow I was getting quite bored by the book. And since I also wasn’t really caring for both the characters, I wasn’t enjoying the story overall.. Which meant the plot twists and reveals in the end were not very surprising. I don’t mean the I saw them coming, my reaction was just like ‘oh okay, that’s it then’, and that was just it. While I prefer the be jaw-dropping shocked!
I’m very sad about not loving this one since, as I mentioned, I really loved Sadie!