I read three book this week.
First one was The Secret Keeper – and it was long and it was big and it was loooong. I didn’t read the Kindle edition but this was the picture that was on the book here and I like it better than the cover you guys got although I didn’t imagine either of the main characters looking like that woman at all now I think about it.
I read a lot of different book genres but my favourite either involve a messed up dystopian society or a messed up psychotic serial killer and this book had neither however I did enjoy the story. It was just too loooong – I skimmed a lot of it but it was a good story.
Second one was The Diviners and well I’d be very surprised if this is going to be the next big thing like the librarian suggested. Once again it was long and big and long and there were a couple of times when I thought about giving it away but I saw it through. It’s a YA which is my favourite genre but it just wasn’t scary enough for me, it was supernatural not dystopian and I found the antagonist to be annoying most of the time. This is the first of a series and it felt to me as if they spent too much time setting up what’s coming up in the next books. Not sure if I’ll be bothered reading them. Although having said that the librarian did say that the movie rights have already been bought and I can see it being a good movie in the right hands.
Third one was The Sandcastle Girls and I really really liked this one. I would have given it the full four or five stars or whatever it is on Goodreads except that comes with the little added blurb of – I thought it was amazing – so I never give anything the full five stars even if I think it deserves it because I think I sound like a wanker saying it was amazing – they really need to change that to something not so gushing. (Spellcheck doesn’t like wanker lol, we must only have them in colonies).
Anyway this book I recommend highly and it made me keen to go out and do more research on the subject it involved which was the genocide of the Armenians in 1915 – something I knew nothing about but now want to. I like a book that makes you think like that, stays with you after you’ve finished and makes you want to learn more.
So a mixed week with nothing being a terrible disappointment but only one being ‘amazing’.