Partial Review: “Sink: the Lost World,” Perrin Briar

Pros: None
Cons: Two hideously narcissistic and dangerous teens
Rating: 1 out of 5

I started out reading Perrin Briar’s Sink: The Lost World. Here’s what the blurb says about it:

A sinkhole is a natural phenomenon. It can happen anywhere, anytime. It drinks lakes dry, consumes jungles, and even demolishes entire mountains. You may have seen one in your street. But these things aren’t lost. They’ve simply been moved. Things are forgotten on the surface all the time. Beneath the crust, they’re always remembered.

SINK. A forgotten world. A lost world. But not for long

I think I can be forgiven for thinking that this would be a cool SF story about an undiscovered land. I expected danger, excitement, exploration. Instead, I only made it through half of the book. Why? Because after one small sinkhole at the beginning, the entire rest of the book so far has been about two classmates trying desperately to break up their dating, getting-serious parents. It was eyeroll-inducing at first, and cringeworthy; both kids tried to completely humiliate their parents at a fancy restaurant. But when the parents decided to go camping, that’s when the kids, particularly the teen girl, ups her game to things that could physically harm people.

So, not only did I not get the book that the blurb promised, but I got something totally different and not in the least bit fun to read. It isn’t worth reading another page. At this point the rest of the book could be something amazing and I still wouldn’t pick it back up as long as it had the teens (Cassie and Aaron) in it.

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