Tag: BookReview

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

The first novel in the Brother’s Sinister series and my second Milan book. Again I found the romance much too rushed, and the male protagonist implausibly perfect. Also implausible is the notion of a peer thinking and acting as the Duke of Clermont does in this book. It just didn’t work for me, I could…

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The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley

I was excited to read this as the premise is brilliant. Sadly, I found it a bit of a dud. The story got progressively less engaging and incorporated a “twist” I found trite, and the middling resolution made the whole story weaker. No characters were particularly engaging and I found the arctic chapters and the…

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Dark Fire by C.J Sansom

Matthew Shardlake, a barrister during Henry VIII’s reign, keeps being charged with solving mysteries. In theory, I should adore Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series, but I just don’t. The history is impeccable as is the ability of Sansom to evoke the Tudor period but the mysteries don’t interest me, their solutions are unsatisfying, and the characters…

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How Lucky by Will Leitch

A novel reminiscent, in some ways, of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”. Diagnosed as a child with spinal muscular atrophy much of the book is preoccupied with the effects this has and continues to have on the protagonist’s life. This was also the aspect I enjoyed the most. Though, overall, a…

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