Sunday, March 1, 2015

Review: The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

The Girl in the Road: A NovelTitle:The Girl in the Road: A Novel 
Author: Monica Byrne
Publisher/Publication Date: Broadway Books, February 17, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction
Format/Source: Paperback Review Copy, Blogging for Books

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Book Summary From Goodreads

In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys—each harrowing and urgent and wholly unexpected.

When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her and she must flee India. As she plots her exit, she learns of The Trail, an energy-harvesting bridge spanning the Arabian Sea that has become a refuge for itinerant vagabonds and loners on the run. This is her salvation. Slipping out in the cover of night, with a knapsack full of supplies including a pozit GPS system, a scroll reader, and a sealable waterproof pod, she sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth. Full Summary Here

My Thoughts:

This is going to be incredibly short. It’s been a long time since I had to DNF a book, and this unfortunately is going to be one of them. The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne seemed like something I would enjoy—the synopsis got my interest and the writing was just alright—but sadly it just wasn’t my thing. I gave it a chance, but there were elements within the story that didn’t work for me. And those elements played into my decision to DNF this book since I wasn’t enjoying it. However I’m sure other people might find this book interesting, so I encourage you to check out other people's reviews.


I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review, thank you!

About the author

Monica Byrne studied at Wellesley College and MIT. She's a writer and playwright based in Durham, North Carolina.

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