This was a decent book for me. Not stellar but not terrible by any means. The world-building was incredible, actually! I really liked the idea of a “Multi-verse” and the Walkers who can travel from one world to another. The basic concept is that every choice that a person makes creates a spin-off world that shows what would have happened if the person had made a different decision. The Council of Walkers runs the show, sending Walkers on missions to fix broken worlds. If you get in trouble with the Council …

Unfortunately, after Del gets in trouble with the Council, she is suspended and refused a license. I had a hard time connecting with Del. She is a bit of a slacker; she skips class frequently and doesn’t bother listening to the rules, even if they are perfectly reasonable. I tend to lean towards do-gooder characters so this might just be personal opinion. You may very well like her!

And … the romance. It’s not exactly a secret that I am not a romance fan (there are exceptions, however!) so I can be quite picky. One thing for sure is that I really, really didn’t like the love interest Simon Lane. He ignores Del for half of the novel and then they are suddenly together. One second Del is the love of his life, the next he is furious with her.

This book ended with a cliffhanger, which made me curious about what is going to happen next. I hope there is going to be a sequel since there are plenty of unresolved questions. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it, even if just for the incredible world-building!

8 Comments on {Review} Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke

  1. Aimee @ Deadly Darlings
    July 13, 2014 at 3:42 am (3 years ago)

    Bahahaha! Hilarious review, girl. I love the Mulan GIFs, btw. 😉 And I totally agree with you–I had trouble connecting with Del, and Simon was pretty boring. ._.
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    • Samantha
      July 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Yeah, the romance was…not my thing. Why did Del even like Simon after the way he treated her? Ugh.

  2. Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination
    July 13, 2014 at 10:53 am (3 years ago)

    You chose the perfect gifs for this review! Ugh. Romance. I’m not a big fan of it either. Actually, I’m not a fan at all. However, the premise and world building sounds very unique, so this is definitely one to keep in mind.

    • Samantha
      July 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm (3 years ago)

      The world-building was awesome! There are so many different aspects that it might have been difficult to keep straight but Erica O’Rourke explained everything quite well, I think.

    • Samantha
      July 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm (3 years ago)

      World-building is epic and I definitely adore the cover! 🙂

  3. Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf
    July 16, 2014 at 7:38 am (3 years ago)

    Bahaha! This review was absolutely wonderful Samantha! <33 I love the Mulan GIFs! 😉 I'm really picky about world-building – especially in dystopian / sci-fi novels like this – so to hear you praise the world-building so extensively makes me excited! 😀 It’s a shame you had a bit of trouble connecting to the romance, but besides that, this sounds absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing, and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3
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    • Samantha
      July 16, 2014 at 11:23 am (3 years ago)

      I definitely hope you try this, Zoe!


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