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Solstice - P.J. Hoover

SOOOOOOOOOOO

 

Not too far into this one yet but already getting references to figures from Greek Mythology, though not enough yet to truely gauge how they will be reinvented in this story.

 

But really, I have to say.

WHY ARE ALL THE CHARACTERS FREAKING OUT ABOUT THE HEAT

 

Dear lord, first few pages and everyone thinks they're about to die because the temperature hits 120 degrees.

 

REALLY. really. That's it. 120.

 

These characters need to try living in Phoenix where 100 is a beautiful day and 126 is far from an unusal temperature during the summer. When the mansoon rolls in add some humidty on top of it and there ya go. 

 

For this reason the sense of "danger" in this book is not present AT ALL for me so far nor would it be for anyone who currently lives in the 6th largest city in the US. It makes me laugh actually, but I connect with the main character, Piper, because she enjoys and finds solice in the heat like I do. So I'll keep turning some more pages for her to see what happens, though at this point I'm left wishing the author conducted more research into what constitudes "scary" levels of heat, without the excuse of "Well, I think that's hot."