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Mini DNF Review: The Six Train to Wisconsin by Kourtney Heintz - Great book but not for me...

Series: The Six Train to Wisconsin Series #1
Source: Netgalley
Format: ebook
Pages: 433
Genre: Adult Contemporary with flashes of sci-fi/fantasy
Rating: 2 Stars
Publisher: Aurea Blue Press
Release Date: July 20th 2016

Sometimes saving the person you love can cost you everything.

There is one person that ties Oliver Richter to this world: his wife Kai. For Kai, Oliver is the keeper of her secrets.

When her telepathy spirals out of control and inundates her mind with the thoughts and emotions of everyone within a half-mile radius, the life they built together in Manhattan is threatened.

To save her, Oliver brings her to the hometown he abandoned—Butternut, Wisconsin—where the secrets of his past remain buried. But the past has a way of refusing to stay dead. Can Kai save Oliver before his secrets claim their future?

An emotionally powerful debut, The Six Train to Wisconsin pushes the bounds of love as it explores devotion, forgiveness and acceptance.

My Thoughts... 

Going into this book I was under the impression that it was a fantasy. After reading over 50% of this book I would say it's a contemporary with bits and pieces of a supernatural aspect thrown in every once in awhile. 

There are several of reasons I decided to DNF this one. 
  1. It felt depressing to me. Kai and Oliver love each other very much but their relationship is pretty tough. Almost every chapter they would have some sort of argument or disagreement. Rather than rooting for them to overcome their obstacles their drama grated on my nerves. 
  2. Kai is selfish. In the hopes of not contradicting myself she's so selfless that it makes her selfish. Let me explain. Kai is a social worker. Imagine being telepathic and being able to hear people's thoughts while doing that job. She wants to help kids so much that it's killing her, literally. She doesn't care what it's doing to her husband, or the fact that if she's dead or insane she can't help ANYONE. WAKE UP KAI
  3. I wasn't having fun- I read for personal enjoyment and to escape into other worlds. I didn't like the world I fell into in this one. 
  4. I thought this was a fantasy book but it's not. (In my opinion of course.) 
All-In-All: This isn't a bad book per say but if you are looking for a fantasy read this one isn't it. Now if you love contemporaries and drama and you are wanting to try something with just a small dose pinch of paranormal then this may be your book. 


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