Book Review: Glow

This is just going to be a quick review of the book I finished last week, Glow. I found it and borrowed it from my local library on a whim because it looked interesting, but I was sort of disappointed. Although I love the scientific references throughout the book I just found it a bit boring, honestly. It was meant to be thrilling and gripping… I just didn’t feel that way.

Raf manages to get caught up in some major business involving a new drug, Glow, and a massive corporation called Lacebark. Somehow the mysterious girl he met at a party is also tied up in it, as is the friend of Raf’s who recently went missing.

Somehow Raf also meets all the right people along the way, and gets accepted into helping them with their cause. I found this rather unplausable but that’s just me, I suppose. My main problem was having no investment in Raf as a character, and not feeling any of his relationships with any other characters to any degree whatsoever. He just didn’t feel real enough.

I honestly don’t quite get what even happened. Why was Lacebark killing people? Why was Win working for them? I just got a bit lost in the end. It’s a shame, because I really liked the amount of biological vocabulary scattered throughout – it made me feel like I’m actually learning things in my Psychology A-Level!

2 to 2.5 stars at a push.

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