Chase - Jill Knapp-Zitron
Source: Review Copy courtesy of author
Blurb: The question that 23-year old Amalia Hastings wants the answer to is: What happens to men when they move to Manhattan? Life in the city gives Amalia a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time navigating through life then she does the streets of Greenwich Village and finds herself truly lost in the complex world of men, graduate school, money, family, and friendship. She thought she had everything she wanted – a new apartment in Manhattan, a first-rate education at NYU, a group of trusted friends and Nicholas, a boyfriend who she once believed was her soul-mate. But somehow, it isn’t enough. Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael. An attractive classmate who quickly moves from being one of her close friends, to an inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent about New York is its beauty. After getting terribly lost searching for love in all the wrong places, Amalia finds herself torn between the possibility of a relationship, and an adventure she's been planning all along. She eventually realizes that solely chasing love closes her off to all of the other good things life has to offer. Now she must decide – what is worth the chase? Chase is the debut novel from author Jill Knapp-Zitron and the first in the Chase series of novels.
Review: I'm really very confused about this book. I actually don't know what on earth I've just read. The blurb actually tells you everything that happens in the book, there's no twists, no turns or anything else to it. I really don't understand what the plot is.
The book really isn't detailed enough for my liking. I can't set scenes up or see characters form in my head, which really is needed in reading I think. There's also no warmth in the words. It's all very straight and at times the lack of warmth makes it very hard to read. Friends talking to each other formally and being full named in a straight manner when they're in a crisis and crying doesn't feel right. Warmth, friendship, love should spill out of the words to make you feel the pain of the characters involved.
I'm really sorry to the author Jill Knapp-Zitron who was kind enough to send me Chase to read and review, but I can only be truly honest about what I read.