The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer

The Inconceivable Life of Quinn

Quinn Cutler is sixteen and the daughter of a high-profile Brooklyn politician. She’s also pregnant, a crisis made infinitely more shocking by the fact that she has no memory of ever having sex. Before Quinn can solve this deeply troubling mystery, her story becomes public. Rumors spread, jeopardizing her reputation, her relationship with a boyfriend she adores, and her fa...

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The Inconceivable Life of Quinn Reviews

  • Book Sith
    Oct 21, 2016

    Mind blown! I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't that. This story has a bit of a Mara Dyer feel to it where you're not entirely sure if the narrator is telling the truth or if she's completely lost her mind. It twists and turns in crazy ways and ended up going in a direction I did not see coming. This was brilliant, beautiful, and heartbreaking all at the same time.

  • Ann
    Jan 13, 2017

    Loved, loved, loved this book. Full of mystery and the complicated love of family, of the endurance of legends and magic of nature. I love Quinn's quiet strength and the relationship she shares with Jesse.

    It brought back the feelings I had reading the magical realism classics of my youth, and brought them into a contemporary light. Beautifully written, leaves you thinking and smiling. Loved it.

  • Taylor Knight
    Jan 29, 2017

    This was such a strange book. Mostly in a good way but it was also in a not so good way. I thought the

    synopsis was incredibly interesting and I really, really wanted to know what happened and I lowkey needed to know how Quinn became pregnant. I got a bit of a Unbecoming of Mara Dyer vibe from this book so if you loved Mara Dyer, you might love The Inconceivable Life of Quinn as well.

    I'm not a huge fan of magical realism. I didn't expect magical realism in this book so that was kind of out of l

    This was such a strange book. Mostly in a good way but it was also in a not so good way. I thought the

    synopsis was incredibly interesting and I really, really wanted to know what happened and I lowkey needed to know how Quinn became pregnant. I got a bit of a Unbecoming of Mara Dyer vibe from this book so if you loved Mara Dyer, you might love The Inconceivable Life of Quinn as well.

    I'm not a huge fan of magical realism. I didn't expect magical realism in this book so that was kind of out of left field for me. It came a little late in the book for me to adjust to it and it just didn't hit me right.

    I did really love the writing style. I thought it was really well written so the writing was my favorite thing about The Inconceivable Life of Quinn.

    Overall, the writing was great but the magical realism just wasn't for me. I think this is a really cool book and a lot of people, especially fans of Mara Dyer, will really enjoy it.

  • Heather
    Mar 04, 2017

    I've been reading a lot of books lately that have this thing where they decide not to give you a solution to their plot line, even though they have potentially good elements. Add this to the list of potentially good books that let me down for just such a reason, as well as disappointing writing.

    I thought that the premise sounded good, but that the writing left a lot to be desired. I found myself skimming large portions of it because the writing was very dull. I wanted to rip my hair out from how

    I've been reading a lot of books lately that have this thing where they decide not to give you a solution to their plot line, even though they have potentially good elements. Add this to the list of potentially good books that let me down for just such a reason, as well as disappointing writing.

    I thought that the premise sounded good, but that the writing left a lot to be desired. I found myself skimming large portions of it because the writing was very dull. I wanted to rip my hair out from how slow things were going. The fact that I could skim these bits and still follow the story line proved to me how superfluous they really were. The multiple points of view did not help with this problem. They felt really extraneous because there were so many of them: Quinn, her father, her boyfriend, a potential hookup, one or two of the believers that flock to her doorstep, etc. It's unusual to have so many points of view that work successfully; I can only think of one instance (Sandy Hall's A Little Something Different - 15 different points of view and it was fun!). In The Inconceivable Life of Quinn, they all felt like too many voices pulling at what little plot there was and stretching it even thinner.

    The book also felt like it was conflicted as to it's identity. Primarily written as a novel that takes place in a strictly realistic setting, there were magical realism elements that didn't get introduced in-depth until too late. Was this intentional or was it an unconscious switch? It felt like a roller coaster jerk in storytelling styles in a somewhat unpleasant manner.

    The mythology of the Deeps sounded like it could have been really neat if it had been developed as an actual real thing, rather than something that might or might not have been real and that 95% of the characters thought was just a children's story.

    The ending was murky, as we never get a solution to the primary questions of the novel, something that has been infuriating me lately with novels. There are huge setups and no payoffs in the end? That amped up the feeling of frustration I was experiencing through the book. I don't think I'll be trying any more of this author's work because, while her idea might have sounded appealing, the execution of it was not to my liking and would push something potentially more worthy further down or completely off my TBR list.

  • Charnell (Reviews from a Bookworm)
    Mar 09, 2017

    My brain doesn't know how it should feel right now. This was utterly weird, yet utterly compelling. Supernatural style elements, grounded in reality. Might take me a while to figure out how I really feel, as it ends rather abruptly and with no definitive answers.

  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    Mar 18, 2017

    This took a little while to get going, and the trajectory was a bit wobbly, but I really liked the focus on tabloid trashiness and magical realism that I wasn't expecting! Intriguing in a way that gives you all the answers and none at all...

  • Casey
    Apr 09, 2017

    This book was just mehhh like I didn't hate it but after 50% I completely lost interest in all that was going on and started skim reading.

    I wasn't expecting it to have magical realism and asides from that it was really boring and just repetitive, everything else could have been condensed right down.

    The characters all could have been a bit stronger and more developed for me.

    Just a short review for this one because I skim read the last half of the book so I wasn't paying that much attention but

    This book was just mehhh like I didn't hate it but after 50% I completely lost interest in all that was going on and started skim reading.

    I wasn't expecting it to have magical realism and asides from that it was really boring and just repetitive, everything else could have been condensed right down.

    The characters all could have been a bit stronger and more developed for me.

    Just a short review for this one because I skim read the last half of the book so I wasn't paying that much attention but didn't want to properly dnf it.

  • Morris
    May 18, 2017

    I normally hate giving two star reviews, but almost everything about “The Inconceivable Life of Quinn” rubbed me the wrong way.

    The main problem for me was Quinn herself. I didn’t find her at all likable. Instead she was irritating and kind of full of herself. Her father made me want to punch things. The plot wore thin about 75 pages before the book ended and it was an unsatisfying conclusion.

    I appreciate the hard work the author put into this, and wish her luck in her future writing, but I just

    I normally hate giving two star reviews, but almost everything about “The Inconceivable Life of Quinn” rubbed me the wrong way.

    The main problem for me was Quinn herself. I didn’t find her at all likable. Instead she was irritating and kind of full of herself. Her father made me want to punch things. The plot wore thin about 75 pages before the book ended and it was an unsatisfying conclusion.

    I appreciate the hard work the author put into this, and wish her luck in her future writing, but I just can’t recommend this one.

    This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.

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