Triplicity by J. Mercer

Hi Everyone!  It’s Becky, again.  I received a copy of Triplicity by J. Mercer through YA Bound Book Tour here are my thoughts.

42075897.jpgTitle: Triplicity
Author: J. Mercer
Note: I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: It was just supposed to be fun, a week on an Alaskan cruise however for Navy, Jesse, and Isaiah it turns into a mystery.  A thief is on board and the three must team up to prove their innocences.

Review: I had a very mixed reaction to this book.  I thought that the basic premises was great and the setting of an Alaska cruise ship felt unique.  Mercer did an excellent job of giving the reader a peek at the Alaskan landscape.  However, I never connected with the narrative voice.  The dialog among the teens felt a little dated and not particularly genuine.   Plus, the behavior of one of male characters just didn’t work for me.  It felt like he was manipulating a female character in a way that you wouldn’t expect to see in a novel written in the era of #MeToo. Also, the book hit on a major pet peeve of mine with each of the three narrators having the same voice.  People who want a quick mystery that doesn’t require a lot of thinking will enjoy this one but other people may want to look elsewhere.

Final Rating: 2 out of 5

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