Friday, August 28, 2015

Book Review: Next Stop Nina by Robin Raven


Disclaimer: I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an HONEST review.

Next Stop: Nina is a book that tackles serious issues like suicide and depression but at the same it has a science fiction element to it with the time travel, which is very interesting and different from the usual books I typically read. I love the concept and plot but I did not like the way it was delivered by the Ms. Robin Raven. In the sense that it left me with a lot of unanswered questions, which should have be answered as I was reading the book. I wished the author elaborated more about the Nina’s past/childhood, (so that the reader could fully understand her, what led her to be the person she is currently, and the family dynamics she had) and the revelation in the car. Also, the book did not have a good transition between chapters; it left with a few open-ended chapters. The story line was just all around. I mean I get that it is meant to be that way since she is time traveling but it was just confusing, since like I said earlier it left me with a lot of unanswered questions like what happened to penny? What did Nina’s ex said to the mystery guy that led him to kill Nina? And I want to know more about the time traveling group that the mystery guy was saying to Nina in the car.

In terms of the writing, I love how it was poetically written with quotes like “Happiness is sustainable if you don’t compromise who your really are…” and “That kind of love can survive, but it has to get more flexible as it grow stronger. Otherwise, it becomes unhealthy and only sustainable at an unbearable expense to the two people who love so strongly.” The writing just speaks to me, and makes me reflect on those beautifully written words. There are some grammatical errors throughout the book but I’m not strict of that because everyone makes mistakes.  
Furthermore, the characterization of Nina was on point she was very relatable we see her as a flawed character but she accepted her flaws at the end, which makes her human. The romance aspect of the book was also good. Nina and Lens are not the perfect character but the two of them together made them perfect. They compliment on another. They might fight once in a while but at the end they still love onw another. Overall, I still enjoyed the book and I thank Ms. Robin Raven for giving me an opportunity to read this book.


To Ms. Robin Raven, I can’t wait to read more from your book and I wish you the success you deserve. Thank you so much.

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