2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Not Our Kind

I was hoping for something that was a little more on the side of actually telling a story. It does to an extent, but it is just so boring.

There isn’t a real sense of danger. The beginning was strong, by far the biggest point of the story. It defines the main character Eleanor and how Patricia would come into her life.

But it just derails from there. Having absolutely no idea just what to do. There is barely any lessons in teaching Margaux. The best part had really been the moment she told Margaux about the truth behind the crucifixion. And that’s just history.

It doesn’t give a sense of danger, or allow them to be lost in where they are. And the big revelation only comes into play in the ending, where it isn’t even the real deal.

I get a lot of description about things, but it just wasn’t what I wanted to read. I wanted a book that had women who were unable to tell what sort of world they are, and what it means. The closest it had been was the time Irina and Eleanor talked to each other about love. If anything Irina was the closest to someone I could understand. Her standing by her own beliefs and having good rationalizations why.

It just didn’t match up. The beginning delivered but the middle had left the story off trail.

Rating: 2 out of 5


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