Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Instant Karma


Genre: YA, Romance, Magical Realism
Pages: 390
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Rating: 3.81 stars

Summary: Chronic overachiever Prudence Barnett is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her.

Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to mean gossips, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner. Quint is annoyingly cute and impressively noble, especially when it comes to his work with the rescue center for local sea animals.

When Pru resigns herself to working at the rescue center for extra credit, she begins to uncover truths about baby otters, environmental upheaval, and romantic crossed signals—not necessarily in that order. Her newfound karmic insights reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed, love and hate . . . and fate.

I’ve been planning on reading this book since it came out and i’m so glad i finally got to do it.

Instant Karma presents us Prudence, an overachiever, who is always judging others without really knowing their reasons for the way the are behaving and after a little accident she gains the power to cast instant karma on the people she thinks deserve it. The problem is things aren’t always the way we believe them to be and as she starts a journey of discovering the real consequences of someone’s act, while learning to not judge others just by what they seem like.

I don’t know where to start with this review.

I feel like i learnt so much about the world from this book. Not only about how humans work but also about marine animals? It felt so great when the characters talked about the marine life and how we can help to get the beaches in better shape and help little animals that may be in need of help.

I feel the main topic of the book though was that things aren’t always the way we believe they are, and we need to know people not to just judge them by how we see them from afar.

The book it’s a beautiul reminder that people are more than meets the eye, for good and bad.

I loved the “romance” in the book, to me it didn’t felt rushed or out of place, i think it was part of the way Prudence had to learn to trust people and truly care for others. Most of the book isn’t even about it but about how she tries to make things better!

Prudence was a very nice main character, i connected with her a lot, with the kind of person she was, and i truly cared about her, about Quint, about Jude and Ari … i even cared about the animals at the shelter. It was insane.

The book was a fun read, nothing out of the extraordinary, but the characters were very lovable and it made me enjoy it a lot. I’m really looking forward to reading more contemporary books from Marissa Meyer.

It’s an easy, fun and caring book. I think many people would enjoy it.

I felt a little disappointed because i didn’t LOVE it the way i thought i would but it was very enjoyable, and i totally recommend it. Even though the plot teist was a little expected and i saw it coming from the very beginning.

Overall, a nice book, with a great teaching lesson of not judging books by its cover only, you need to get to know the people and their reasons for the things they do. I think it can make you think a lot.

I give it 4 stars on goodreads, but it was a round up… I’m more inclined to give it 3.75 stars or so.

I don’t know. I can’t explain why i just feel it was missing something.

But don’t get me started on the end because i could talk about it for hours.

Did you read the book? What were your impressions on the book? Leave your comment down below!

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