Reading progress update: I've read 8%.

Song of the Fireflies - J.A. Redmerski

I'm kind of hoping this issue doesn't last throughout the book, but while I don't really have any major problems with events or content in this book so far,  I do have one significant problem with the narrative in general at this point.

 

Telling.  So far this book is all telling.  No showing.  I can barely feel any true sense of intimacy with the characters so far.

 

Hopefully it changes as it goes along, but I hope the rest of the narrative isn't like this, because it is shortchanging the story it's trying to tell.

 

That and the fact that there's a bit too much emphasis on the mention that the characters aren't with "fucked up" pasts.  The heroine's bipolar.  The hero tried a relationship with the heroine after spending most of their lives together and it didn't go well.

 

Still reading.