Looks Over - Rose Christo

This was a good sequel to Gives Light. However, I feel slightly disappointed because I loved Gives Light with all of my heart and I don't feel the same way about Looks Over. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed Looks Over. But in my opinion, it's not as amazing as the first book.

 

I love the characters in this series. All of them have personalities and feel like real people. I especially love Skylar, he's a sweet boy and I really like reading from his POV. There's only a few minor things I didn't like, which is:
a) Why doesn't Skylar's father know sign language????
b) Ms. Whitler, the social worker is mean, almost cartoonishly so, with no reason at all

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I love the romance between Skylar and Rafael. It is so sweet and adorable and it gives me the feels and ugh! I ship them so hard.

 

I also really like Rose Christo's writing, it's just beautiful without being overly descriptive. And I really enjoy learning about Shoshone culture.

 

Looks Over is almost perfect. There's just one major reason why it didn't get more stars, which is: the plot. There is no cohesive storyline, it's all over the place. From the blurb, I expected this book to be about Skylar's father getting to know Rafael. But that's hardly mentioned at all. There's a lot of stuff going on, but there's no connection between everything.

 

Overall, this was an enjoyable sequel and I do recommend it, but I don't think it's as amazing as the first book.