Review: Everything that Makes you by Moriah McStay

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3/5 stars

I’d like to make it clear that I did enjoy reading the novel and that I thought the author’s writing is smooth and easy to read. I do appreciate the concept, the alternative stories/universes of an individual and the overall theme that Ms. Moriah Mcstay is trying to convey (hey that rhymed^^) that a single life event/moment can make all the difference in a person’s entire being and in practically everything that makes a person.

I just personally don’t see the necessity of the alternative stories in this particular novel. I was waiting for a point in the plotlines where the alternative universes would fundamentally matter to or affect each other but I didn’t see it.

I honestly think these two plotlines could have been made into two different and distinct novels. Both stories have great potential if developed into two distinct, full blown novels- one with the element of music as its creative ingredient and the other with sports. As used in the novel though, I felt like the two plotlines become quite chopped and rushed that there wasn’t enough time for me as a reader to fully connect with the characters in the individual stories.

For a debut novel though, this wasn’t at all bad. I would give Ms. Mcstay another chance should she write another novel. 😉

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

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