At Any Turn (Gaming the System #2) | Review – contains spoilers

My rating: ❤❤ of 5!

At Any Turn

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I don’t like having to write this review, because I didn’t like the book. It’s not that I mind writing negative reviews, because I’ll do that if I feel it’s appropriate. But for this one I’m struggling so hard because I don’t want to be disrespecting of Brenna’s hard work, but at the same time I feel like she robbed of the option to have an opinion.

I decided that I’d keep the plot summary to a minimum when reviewing this series, to try and limit myself (yes, I tend to stuff my reviews with a lot of the plot, I don’t know why, it just kind of happens). However, now I wish I’d made myself that challenge on literally any other review!

 

But hey, upwards and onward. Let’s do this!

Mia and Adam have said yes to love and are determined to move towards a new and happy future together. No regrets. No fear. Together they can overcome everything, can’t they? Well no! Reality can sometimes be nasty and come knocking at the worst possible time. That’s kind of what happens here.

If you’ve read my other reviews, you’ll know that despite some small hiccups I loved the first book! Which is probably why I’m so completely floored by how much I dislike this instalment in the series. I feel that the plot is extra cheesy in this book and we’re kind of moving backwards in the character development department. Like, it’s the same problems again just blown way out of proportion.

 

  • Mia is being a bitch
  • Adam is being desperate

Then BAM

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Once we find out what’s really going on I go angry at Brenna. She played the ultimate card. When that card is on the table it’s over. Finished. Finito. Færdigt. Klaar. Gotov.

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Spoiler time!

 

I’m sorry, but I lost so much respect for everyone involved, mostly Brenna, when we find out that Mia has breast cancer. The big secret. The big secret that’s made her isolate herself from friends and family alike. That made her act like a colossus self-absorbed bitch who couldn’t see reason in anything. A bitch that jerked Adam, her friends and her mum around.

Mia has acted so horrible towards literally everyone throughout the book. I really disliked her throughout the ordeal. Yet, towards the end I hoped that Adam would give her hell and make her see reason. So, when I thought it was time for her to be confronted with her hideous behaviour, she gets the ultimate “get-out-of-jail free card”.

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That really didn’t work for me!

 

Have you read this book? Or anything like it? How do you feel about characters that’s given a “card” like that? Comment and let me know.

 

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15 thoughts on “At Any Turn (Gaming the System #2) | Review – contains spoilers

  1. Great review! It’s always hard to write a review for something we didn’t like… But, honesty is necessary if we want to warn people of what we didn’t like so they can make an honest assessment of whether they want to put in the time or not.. I mean it’s only one person’s OPINION, and it’s not like we’re telling people DO NO READ THIS BOOK.

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    1. It is true that it can be harder to review things I don’t like, than the ones I want to praise forever. I think this one was extra hard on me, due to the sensitive nature of the issue. I mean breast cancer is a real and horrible thing, so I don’t want to sound like it should be swiped under the rug and not talked about – or like I don’t understand the seriousness of it. But holy hell, to use it in that way was just such a low move, in my humble opinion. But to other people it might make a lot of sense and, even seem like the perfect turn around. So, you’re bang on when you say it’s just my opinion and I wouldn’t tell anyone not to read the book(s).

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      1. I agree completely. A book with sensative subject matter is even more challenging to deal with, but I think you handled it well by stating that it was the way they DEALT with the subject matter. A book can still be bad (or just not good) no matter what the subject matter is.

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