Not for me! I didn't realize this was satire.
Bizarre and entertaining horror set on location at a remote island during the filming of a dating reality show. I just wish we'd gotten more of the "meat" of the novel that really gets started only toward the very end. That was when I got into it, but it was over so quickly I was left wanting more. And I want more Patricia! Not nearly enough Patricia or about the group of queer woman protecting her.
Do you need a lesbian Sasquatch book in your life? OF COURSE YOU DO. I‘m not a huge fan of this many POVs but I enjoyed the ride and unique take on both cryptids and the retreat from the world of bullshit to nature theme. This is a super cute (and short) read that I highly recommend. Pick this up if you like upbeat dystopia and watch reality TV/hate reality TV.
So this is a lot of good things all mashed up together. There is this ripoff of the Bachelor called The Catch. They are down to the last 4 girls and the Catch himself. They head to a remote island location off the Pacific Northwest to shoot the finale. This book was so smart. It harpoons the “reality” show aspect in here so well. There‘s “reality” and real life drama, a lesbian romance, and some really scary moments that include a Bigfoot. Pick!
The book is well written, but the storytelling lacked any real sense of direction. I think it could have been something great if either A) Patricia‘s presence in the story had been more prominent or B) Patricia had simply never been a plot device in the story at all. Plus, give me characters who aren‘t caricatures. Making me hate them still doesn‘t make me want to see them die. I simply wasn‘t a fan of how the author chose to execute her idea.