REVIEW: The Crossing by Jason Mott
The Crossing by Jason Mott is an interesting Dystopian adventure about the possible end of the world. I enjoy this author’s writing style for his creativity in every sentence, painting a story with his words in a way that makes me stop and read the last passage over again. I don’t read his books quickly as I feel they need to be savored to find the silver lining in each sentence.
Twins Virginia and Tommy lose their parents early in life. Bounced from one foster home to another, they always felt they only had each other. Virginia’s gift of remembering everything she ever heard, read, or experienced was a blessing and a curse for them both.
I really enjoyed the adventure part of this novel. The characters were interesting, even when they were exasperating. There are some cool ideas about how people could survive the onset of a terrible situation. A couple of their adventures felt unresolved.
My least favorite part of this book is the end. I was disappointed. After the creativity of the rest of the story, the end felt rushed and incomplete. It leaves room for a sequel, but I can’t imagine how that will draw me in enough to want to continue. My heart was a bit broken and I don’t see how that will mend.
I was surprised by one clever thing Virginia did and Tommy grew, able to exist without her. I just didn’t like the resolutions. Jason Mott creates a fun world with an abundance of interesting characters to interact and move the story forward, making this a more character driven book than anything else.
The Crossing is the second novel I’ve read written by Jason Mott, having thoroughly enjoyed The Returned, another intriguing creative endeavor. Mott’s talent is lyrical with beautiful descriptions that paint odd pictures. I’m fascinated by his storytelling, even when the book isn’t the type I’d normally read. It goes without saying that I’m looking forward to whatever he tries his hand at next.
Review by Dorine, courtesy of TheZestQuest.com. Digital copy provided by the publisher for an honest review.
The Crossing by Jason Mott
Category: Dystopian Fiction
Publisher: Park Row; Original edition (April 30, 2019)
Rated 3.5 out of 5
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