An electronic copy was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
there is no rating to this one since I DNFed at 7%
Ilsa Bick’s WHITE SPACE, pitched as The Matrix meets Inkheart, about a seventeen-year-old girl who jumps between the lines of books and into the white space where realities are created and destroyed – but who may herself be nothing more than a character written into being from an alternative universe.
Why Did I DNF?
I loved that itty bitty summary; so much potential in those few words. I was eager to request and download this electronic arc and began reading last week. I’d heard some less than stellar things but went into it hoping for the best. I was immediately confused by Bick’s writing style and tried desperately to pick up what was going on in the first chapters.
I began to get a feel for the story and was enamored with the horror aspects. But the more I read the more I had trouble really absorbing the words. The structure of the writing is not one I’m familiar with and felt, to be honest, like a very large run on sentence. It was giving me a headache trying to follow the story as well as keep up with the world building.
I think that, perhaps, if I were reading a physical copy of the book I’d better digest what I was reading. Reading this digitally was just not working for me so I decided that I’d call it a DNF and try again (maybe) later.
From the very small amount I read I can say that the descriptions were graphic and I loved the little bits of horror sprinkled in. I believe that the storyline would be interesting if I could get absorbed enough into the writing.
Have you read White Space? If so, let me know your thoughts. Is it worth me getting ahold of a physical copy and trying again?