A review by kreinard
The Cassandra by Sharma Shields


3.5 Stars

I really wanted to like this one a lot more than I did. It had all the elements of a great story for me; the time-period, the drama, the characters who were somewhat dark and twisty. I think it was the whole future-telling aspect that I just couldn't get into.

It was a very poetic book. The language used and the depictions of Milly's visions were beautiful, but just not quite what I expected and they kind of put up a wall for me and created that gap that prevented me from really loving and investing in this book.

The drama was all good and I really enjoyed the majority of the characters, but I also felt a little lacking in closeness to the main character, Milly. For some reason, I didn't feel like I knew her like I felt like I knew the other characters. I couldn't quite get inside her head and understand her thoughts and actions by any means.

Overall, not a bad book. Just not one that I was expecting and one I would not necessarily read again. But that is most likely just my preferences, not a reflection of the quality of book that it is.

**Many thanks to Sharma Shields, Henry Holt and Company, and NetGalley for an advanced e-book in exchange for an honest review.