Inanna Drew has a problem, and, of course, that problem is a boy. Though she’s quite content to read her books and excel in school, he bothers her and seems incapable of taking a hint. Thus this is a journal, nay, a chronicle that she must put to paper to explain, in her own voice, why he doesn’t deserve the time of day.
All of this changes after a sudden upheaval in her life, making Hadrian Marshall less of a pain in her side and more of a friend to be counted on.
**Copy kindly provided by Netgalley & Nine Star Press in exchange for an honest review**
There´s a strong case of „It´s me, not the book.“ here. I´m sure many others would enjoy this read…. I didn´t, though.
While I enjoy coming – of – age novels I don´t enjoy protagonists who don´t act their age. A High school girl with malicious trail of thoughts and a vocabulary of an experienced adult is just a turn off for me.
From experience, I can say that an unlikable and unrelatable Heroine won´t save a story for me. It wasn´t any different with `Running Out Of Air` by K. T. Swift.
For me, it felt like the author was trying too hard to create a breathtaking novel. Cool wordy characters, lots of drama… The whole package was just far too over – the – top. The feels didn´t flow over to me. I wasn´t fazed. Instead, I was shaking my head, wondering why on earth anyone would create such an unlikable character that has the power to break what could be a decent read.
With encountering topics like LGBT, family drama and death of a loved one, etc… I really thought I was going to finally hold a work of art in my hands. * sigh *
Nice was to see how the Heroine ( Inanna ) and the Hero ( Hadrian ) stayed connected through their milestone years and that they somehow maintained a relationship I clearly had troubles understanding ( due to the questionable Heroine )
A quick read that didn´t tickle me senseless.
Since this book wasn´t anything near my cup of tea I´m going to go ahead and say that I didn´t like `Running Out Of Air`.
Would I recommend this read? No.
The Cover – 5 stars: I´m a fan of simple covers that grab a reader’s attention.
The Story – 2 stars: It´s the characters fault. Because if you can´t stand the female lead then you have a hell of a hard time enjoying the rest.
The Characters – 2 stars: Questionable, to say the least. Although, I did like Hadrian a tad more than I did Inanna.
My emotional state after finishing this read – Not happy.