I had ‘hopes’ for Soundless. Not of the high sort but I thought it would be a fun experience to read from a deaf character’s point of view. And don’t get me wrong, it really was fascinating to see how they converse and interpret little things.
Got me thinking, people really can’t pass side comments unless you have the other person’s attention. You can’t call behind people’s backs and also… horror movies would just be so dull without the dramatic sound.
In my own way, this book made me feel grateful for sound or however would I be able to listen to audiobooks otherwise?
On a more serious note, this fantasy novel doesn’t really deal with those issues as I thought it would. Note to self: Next time you want to read diversely, pick a contemporary.
But that is not what disappointed me, reading this book. It was rather how astoundingly one dimensional it was. Soundless wasn’t boring enough for me to DNF it but I couldn’t quite bring myself to willingly pick it up between classes and that, my friends, reflects poorly on the book.
It wasn’t engaging enough as the main characters, I found, were too rational to be teenagers. Rather, too void of emotions. Especially the fluctuating kind. IDK is it just me? Also, there were a lot of opportunities to really build the story but Richelle didn’t quite provide a satisfactory back story. The foundation, I found, was weak.
I have loved her other works (Namely: The Vampire Academy series and Bloodlines series) and I didn’t think they were poorly written when I read them. But that was a few years ago and my tastes have quite changed since. Who knows?
Overall, I thought this book was okay. I just hate that it took up 5 days of my life and almost put me into a reading slump.