Number of pages: 458
Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1
Rating (out of five stars): 3
You know when you’re reading a book so “meh” that it’s hard to motivate yourself read it. That was my experience with Invictus. I actually let out a sign of relief I knew I was holding when I finished it. Note: I finished this book in October and all statements are from memory alone. Take everything with a grain of salt.
First of all, it was really boring. We find out Farway gets to assemble a team, and then we cut to them being on the ship, having had all these exciting adventures off the page that we only get to hear about in passing. I would have much rather read about these close calls than what I got. The few action scenes weren’t even that exciting for reasons that would count as spoilers.
The world building was also super confusing, not because Ryan Graudin didn’t put enough effort into it, but because she put too much thought into it. I understand that time travel books are very tricky, and need a ton of world building to make the story make sense, but there was far too much for my brain to handle. I’m all for reading books that make me think, but not ones that hurt my head.
The characters were hard for me to connect to. I think they were too serious, even when drunk and partying. No one was really trying to lighten the mood. I found 2 lines in the entire book amusing.
Sorry for the super short review, but I really don’t anything else to say. I felt nothing reading it, but it wasn’t so bad that I have an opinion on it. This review probably isn’t very helpful, but I’m posting it anyway.