I probably wont be reading The Antidote by Shelley Sackier. I considered it for a bit, but the truth of the matter is the fact that the synopsis leaves you feeling as though this is a book you’ve read a million and one times before already and there doesn’t appear to be anything new or unique to it that will make it worth spending your time on, which is unfortunate. But I mean, really, how many books do I have to read about the girl who saves the prince who is also best friends with the prince and has magic but magic is banned because it is evil before it gets old? I’m really not sure why this trope is so overwritten, but if it’s going to be written again you at least have to give me something new and intriguing enough to keep my attention.
The premise of the book basically follows this path of a girl with magic who could save her incredibly ill best friend–a friend who is also the prince for some crazy reason. And so, despite the fact that having and using magic is bound to get you killed in this world, Fee decides to do everything she can to save her sickly best friend. And I just feel like I’ve read this story over and over again in the past. I’m not particularly looking for an opportunity to read it again.
What are your thoughts about this book? Do you imagine you’ll pick it up? Do you think you’ll avoid it? Let me know in the comments! And, as always, happy reading everyone!