[Review] Never Enough Time

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Title: Never Enough Time

Author: R.T.W Lipkin

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy

Published: June 7, 2018

Source: Copy provided by NetGalley.

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads


What if your entire life passed by in just seven days?

16-year-old Delaney Archer’s mother is always complaining that there’s never enough time to get anything done.

Delaney, on the other hand, always waits until the last moment to do everything.

Nevertheless, she’s the top student in her class. She’s even about to graduate as valedictorian . . .

. . . Until one morning, when she wakes up in a strange place.

Suddenly, she finds herself in graduate school. Seven years of her life have disappeared without a trace since she went to bed last night . . . but how?

It takes a while for Delaney to get used to things. But it’s not all bad, right? After all, she can drink alcohol now, and she’s almost finished school . . .

Then she wakes up the next day . . . and another seven years have passed.

Every day is another brand-new adventure for Delaney as she struggles to adjust. But no matter what she tries, she just can’t seem to break the cycle.

Now she just has to figure out what’s happening . . . before time runs out . . . 
When I saw Never Enough Time and read the summary on NetGalley, I was ready for the adventure. It sounded like something I'd thoroughly enjoy especially after the hardcore fantasy I've been reading recently. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it like I thought I would.

The premise of this book was interesting and had a lot of potentials to make a great book, but there were enough flaws where I just wanted to get through it and be able to move on to the next book. Let's start with the characters.

Every single character was annoying, unbelievable, and downright infuriating. The main character was just so unfathomably aggravating that I wanted to smack her upside the head 99% of the book. I get the whole denial thing at first, but the whole book was just her rebelling against everything instead of trying to figure things out and find a way to stop it all before it was too late. I mean, that's what I would do. It's so obvious that every time you skip seven years, your closer to death. Time isn't on your side at that point, so what possesses someone to just not care and ignore the things that should have been listened to? As for Delaney's "bestie," I'd rather use a whole paragraph just for her.

Sara. What a fucking cunt. 99.9% of the time she showed up in the book, all she did was insult her supposed best friend, never listened to her, and always dismissed her. She was rude, berating, and downright brutish. That's not friend material and yet, by some miracle or the main character's absolute stupidity, they remained friends. Throughout the. entire. book. She was also joined by Ryan who was also just as bad as Sara and I just really wanted to throw my kindle out of the window. That's how terribly upsetting these characters were. I hated them. All of them. That made enjoying the story really hard.

When it comes to the writing itself, it seemed pretty amateurish. A lot of it was telling rather than showing or detailing, painting a picture. Most sentences were small and broken up when they could have been extended out to flow better instead of reading a bunch of tiny sentences. It's kind of like this. You know, short. It's also sweet. However, it sucks to read. It's annoying. See? In addition to that point, there was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much usage of the word "fuck." Look, I get it, I curse a LOT, I do. I say fuck way more than I should in casual discussions, but this was ridiculous. I should have counted how many times it was used. Maybe I'll go back and count.

The ending was confusing. Things were being revealed but it was so hard to follow that I just read it with no thought. I just wanted to get through to see how it actually ended and much like the rest of the book, the end was a disappointment. 

God, the summary made this book seem like it would be so good. It seemed like such a promising story, but there was nothing about it that I enjoyed except the basic concept of the book itself. I wish it was better. It could be better. As I've already stated, it had the potential... but the author just didn't take advantage of that.

1 comment :

  1. Awesome review! Definitely staying away from this one. Lol
    Also I tagged you in the Sunshine Blogger Award!