It's been a little while since I actually BEGAN reading this, to where I've started to review it now.
Hopefully I'll remember my main points of likes and dislikes!
This is the blurb
"The year is 2041. Sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse. One of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities. Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they are financially ruined and practically starving. What should have been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn't, Molly's only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there's a handsome stranger who's willing to help.
Restoring Harmony is a riveting, fast-paced dystopian tale complete with adventure and romance that readers will devour."
This was such an interesting read, and was a random find!
Let's begin :)
I was scouring The Book Depository for my fourth book to order the lot with, but having not really found anything, I got some recommendations from Goodreads. Restoring Harmony was a highly rated positive reviewed book, which was supposedly based in an apocalyptic world. I've been on a HUGE Dystopian, Apocalyptic, hopefully zombies, book fuelled rage of late and I've been trying to list and buy the really good ones out there. I also love things being shippable, but that's harder to find...especially ones that are done well.
I took a random chance of luck in buying this book, and sure enough, it paid off! I was really surprised at how much I oddly enjoyed reading it. It was not heavy, or absolutely mind-blowing read like The Book Thief or The Hunger Games was, but it was still enjoyable. A casual read if you will where you don't expect a sequel or trilogy to come about from it.
Let's deconstruct this review! :)
The cover was actually really intriguing. I bought the hardcover, so of course I took off the dust cover to reveal the inner beauty. It was quite basic, but had a nice blue colour. I make an exception for this book, but this is one where I'd actually LEAVE the dust cover on. It did receive lesser appreciation points because there is a dramatically posed girl on the front, but the pastel-like colours really drew me in and that's what redeemed it for the Girl-Walking-Away on it.
This book is a sweet little passerby. A little smile or wave from a friendly stranger. It's fleeting, but it was nice when it happened. It made you feel things, but in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't quite register with something like...your wedding day or your first child.
I'd recommend it though to those who want something cute and fresh to read, either to soften the blow of the last amazing book they read or to have a quick something before delving into a deeper book.
I didn't laugh, or cry, or really think about this one after I finished reading it...so I'm rating it a 4.5 out of 10. Still recommended, in my bookshelf, but will probably never read it again or go out of my way to recommend it to someone or another bookworm.
Unfortunately, I didn't really pick a favourite quote in the book because, for me, there wasn't really anything that stuck out. Nothing popped out and grabbed me by the collar and shook me gently, then violently from the amount of feels I had gotten from it.