Hi friends! I’m back with another post of mini reviews! I recently read two Tijan books and thought to combine them in one post. We have Kian and The Not-Outcast.
Kian by Tijan
I’m back to reading more of Tijan’s backlist. Kian was an okay read. What made me drop my rating was how off track the story would become. I wanted it to be more concentrated on the past between and present between Kian and Jordan. However, we kept getting scenes with Jake and all of the drama with her roommate and her newspaper job. I could have lived without all of that. The chemistry between Kian and Jordan was smoldering. However, it kept taking a backseat to everything else.
While it wasn’t the most terrible book I‘ve read, it wasn’t memorable for me nor a favorite from Tijan.
The Not-Outcast by Tijan
I know so many people enjoy this book and I went in expecting to enjoy it as well. However, I don’t really know what I was expecting to get out of this book. I thought this would give me something along the lines of Rick Prick, but I was sadly disappointed that it was nothing like that. I don’t want to be tough on this book because it does highlight some important things, but there was no plot.
I really enjoyed Chyenne’s character when we were first introduced to her. I thought she was funny and going to be a great character to read about. However as the book went on, I really didn’t seem to care about her anymore. Yes, she had a hard life and because of that, she had mental health problems that she had to work on every day. But that wasn’t enough to make me like her.
The friendship between the girls and the drama with Chyenne’s family took over the book and made it difficult to make the relationship between Cheyenne and Cut stand out. I didn’t feel this big connection between them and that sucks. I wanted to feel the chemistry between them.
I’m super disappointed that this didn’t work for me.