Review: The Only Boy by Jordan Locke

I LOVE the cover of this book. It fits SO well and it’s gorgeous, but obviously a cover doesn’t make a book.

The Only Boy by Jordan Locke had potential. SO MUCH potential. But it was lacking for several reasons.

So disappointed with this book. :/

One: The writing was dull. It felt like there was no emotion, no expression from the characters. It was boring, in all honesty. It was pure curiosity that drove me forward with this story.

Two: The characters were flat. They didn’t have much personality. Mary was confused and confusing- she went from being resistant of her society to being supportive of it, like she couldn’t make up her mind, or like she didn’t even remember her opinions from the chapters before.

Three: For having two characters that are supposed to be in danger, they were incredibly bad at surviving or getting away. They were constantly getting caught or injured, and while I understand that not every character can be awesome and skilled in fighting, it was still SO frustrating that they were always be set back. It was like going in circles.

Four: Insta-love. The two main characters have NOTHING in common, barely agree on anything, and have no chemistry. But they are so in love. Right. I just couldn’t get behind it.

I was majorly disappointed with this book, and it sucks since I was so excited to read it. It just wasn’t something I enjoyed, even though it did have it’s entertaining parts. After all, it held my attention to the last page.

Would I recommend it? Not really. If it sounds like something you’d like, give it a try. If you usually get annoyed by the things I’ve listed above, it might be best to avoid this book.



6 thoughts on “Review: The Only Boy by Jordan Locke

  1. Aw, I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy this book :/ I read the synopsis, and it sounds pretty cool! I don’t think I’ll be picking it up though, dull writing and insta-love are two of my biggest writing pet peeves, haha.


    1. I thought the synopsis was cool, too. I don’t know what happened. I thought this one was going to be an awesome read. I think I may have been more critical of it since I had just read an AWESOME dystopia right before starting this one, so my expectations were a bit high. Thanks for commenting! πŸ™‚


  2. oooo…Not a huge fan of any of the things you listed. Definitely not the book for me at all and I’m sorry you didn’t like it. Thanks for reviewing though, saves me the time from reading it! LOL. Only reason for reviewing is finding the bad/good books.


  3. Darn, Jessica, I really liked the premise of the story! I was on the verge of getting a copy too, from the synopsis alone, but based on your review, I don’t think I’ll enjoy the story. Thank you for laying it out. πŸ™‚ It’s really too bad when the plot is so exciting but the story falls flat.


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