Review: The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Throne

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 3.9 Stars

The Wrong Side of Right was an enjoyable read. It wasn’t as quick as I had hoped, but that’s okay. It was a little slow in the beginning, but it started to move along once the plot had progressed. 

Prior Thoughts Before Reading

I had marked this on my TBR list months ago, but somehow I forgot about it. When I found it again, I was excited to start it. I really liked the concept of it. I expected a lot of family dynamics being explored, and also that this book would end with the main character discovering herself. I hoped that the love interest would be involved into politics as well. Him being involvedwould have created a new dynamic and it could have a forbidden love story. 

Plot

Even though there are tons of books about a teen discovering their absent father, I really enjoyed that this one had a political spin on it. By discovering that your dad has potential to be the next President, it allows for the main character to be thrust into the public light and into politics. We all know that politics are messy, so it was interesting to read about a main character who hadn’t chose this life and had to navigate the political waters without prior training. 

Like mentioned earlier, this book had a political aspect, however, it was not overshadowed with politics. Things like family dynamics, romance, and self-discovery were more important. 

The main issue I encountered is that I felt like relationships and character development felt short. Important conversations and bonding moments seemed to be left out. I kept waiting for that important father-daughter talk to come, but I do not think it ever did. 

I didn’t want this book to end, and I wish there would be a sequel. Maybe it’s just me, but it felt like there was more story to tell. 

Characters

I liked the main character, Kate. She was reliable and relatable. Kate manages to stay true to what she believes in, which I liked. She handled everything well. 

I liked the majority of the characters. It was refreshing that Kate’s new family was welcoming. I also, liked how the romance wasn’t front and center. This story mainly focuses on family dynamics. 

Like mentioned earlier, the recurring problem I had was that most things were undeveloped.  This issue was very present surrounding Kate’s relationships. I liked every one of her relationships, however, they could have been explored and brought to life more.

The romance was nice, and the pacing was good. I liked Andy. However, I didn’t necessary love him because I didn’t really know him. The romance wasn’t forced but again the underdevelopment of it left it feeling like it was lacking something. 

Final Analysis

The Wrong Side of Right is an enjoyable read with a very likable main character. Family dynamics overshadow the romantic aspect, and the story will leave you wanting more. Even though, it felt like some things were lacking, overall it was a good read, and I would recommend.