Mini Reviews (December 21)

Hi Folks!!

Hi Bookish Friends,

Today I’ll be sharing some mini reviews!! I was planning to share full reviews of each book, but I’ve been so busy that I didn’t get time to write full reviews, so thought I’d give you my quick thoughts.

So, let’s get started!!

(If you would like to know more about the books just click on the book images and you’ll be taken to their Goodreads page)

Now Is The Time For Running by Michael Williams – 💙 💙

Now is the time for running by Michael Williams I brought this from the charity shop a couple of years ago but I just never got around to picking it up. But I finally read it, and although it was interesting to read about how 15 year old Deo became a refugee. It is quite an uncomfortable read at times. Although well written I felt there were some important details missing but I couldn’t quite pinpoint exactly what I thought was missing. I really wanted to like this book but unfortunately it just wasn’t for me!!

Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher 💙 💙 💙

Having read This Lie will Kill you last year and liking it I decided to give Lies Like Poison a go. I decided to download the audiobook from my library on Libby. Now although I liked listening to the audiobook and found the plot interesting I did  find it very difficult to get into the story itself. Something in the writing style didn’t quite flow for me but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Also, I found it quite hard to like or connect with most of the characters.

Saying that I did enjoy the second half of the book much more and was actually surprised by the ending as I really wasn’t expecting it and because of this I added an extra star (heart) to my rating.

The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo – 💙 💙 1/2

I had never heard of this book until a friend recommend it to me and lent me his copy. It sounded really interesting and agreed to read it. Although a well written and well translated, most of the way through I was confused as what was  going on, all make sense in the end. I personally found this book quite slow and boring especially at the start. It does get a little better after the half way point but it took a lot of effort to get that far.

This is a translated book and although the writing flowed and I feel like something was lost in translations was lost.  

I really wanted to love this one but sadly it wasn’t really for me.

The Truth Will Out by Jane Isaac – 💙 💙 1/2

This was another book that had been waiting on my TBR. This wasn’t a bad book but I found the plot quite predictable. Now I’m all for good descriptions to get the imagination going as to how things would look but, honestly in this book I wish some things were just cut out as they really weren’t necessary. As for the character well, I found them a bit flat and two dimensional. Sadly, this is another book that wasn’t for me.

I have seen other books by this author available on Scribd* so I may give them a go and see if they are better.


(* You can try Scribd for 60 days for free by using my link here (or above). In return I’ll get a month free too at no cost to you)

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