2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews

The 50/50 Killer

For me, this just didn't work at end of the day. It just didn't manage to surprise me or anything of the sort. The writing was difficult and I felt that the right thing simply didn't happen. I didn't know who the chosen couple was, and the investigator was not even on the case. I… Continue reading The 50/50 Killer

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2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized

A Tale of Two Murders

Well, I didn't feel anything at all while reading the book. It wasn't that bad but was it good, I won't really say it was. The ending was convenient if there was a word for it. And I don't think there is one which is better suited to describing the ending than just merely boring.… Continue reading A Tale of Two Murders

3 stars · 4 stars · Adult · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Poisoned Pilgrim

If there was anything which I really liked about this was the clear establishment of its characters. The story is rather quiet and simple. About the hangman and his daughter. And also his extended family. And that they were now on a pilgrimage elsewhere. It was entertaining as the story was rather personal about where… Continue reading The Poisoned Pilgrim

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

A Study In Treason

This was just bland. The writing at times was interesting. But overall it was just unable to really get me hooked on the mystery. It is a shame as the beginning caught my attention. As far as I know, concerning the ikebana and the deduction. It was interesting to read. Although the latter can't be… Continue reading A Study In Treason

2 stars · Books · Contemporary · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Collector of Dying Breaths

Again, it suffered from the same problem. Except that I just couldn't understand the characterization of Catherine de' Medici. I am someone who likes Catherine de' Medici, a woman who had done her all to save France as she could. And even from a young age didn't enjoy the sheltered living that many said she… Continue reading The Collector of Dying Breaths

3 stars · Books · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Library of Light And Shadow

I was more confused than anything else. This book was good at completely baffling me that by the end I had no idea what was going on. I wasn't kidding. I really had no idea what was going on. The plot threads in my opinion had been really weak with no follow through. And no… Continue reading The Library of Light And Shadow

5 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Mystery · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Muse of Nightmares

When you read a book so good that it leaves you speechless? This is definitely one of them. The plot here isn't clear cut. But even then the story moves, there is direction. It isn't easy to follow and it is something subtle. Most books from the get go are explosive in their plot points,… Continue reading Muse of Nightmares

4 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Mystery · Reviews

Under The Pendulum Sun

This was a lot darker than my expectations. It was a delightful read from the beginning to the end, and something someone really needs if they're looking for a book which touched a lot on faith. I would say that I'm familiar with Renaissance and that in the recent months where I read book after… Continue reading Under The Pendulum Sun

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

Y is for Yesterday

I was expecting a little more coming from the work. Or at least to feel how it should be. Dark, grim with one twist after another. It just didn't come. Fritz was nice but his death had came too early. And a big mistake was how it had almost nothing to do with the main… Continue reading Y is for Yesterday

1 star · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Young Adult

The Spiritglass Charade

I guess I should have known better than I really didn't feel like wanting to read any more Victorian mystery novels. And even way back in 2016, my expectations had been pretty low. And this just proved me right in the scale that I should have stayed away from it. Mostly because within the 100… Continue reading The Spiritglass Charade

4 stars · Books · Historical · Intrigue · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

It wasn't written in the usual way and yet I can't say that the story didn't entice me. It managed to get me to read this highly wildly structured novel. And managed to make it work. The best part of the story lies in Harriet's own thoughts. That to me was the biggest part. And… Continue reading The Murder of Harriet Monckton

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Escape From Houdini

I was expecting something more exciting. The story had managed to entertain me, and it still does but I feel that the middle was just too bloated. One thing that kept this series from feeling the drag had been that each book presented a different a mystery. Something fresh. Stalking Jack the Ripper in my… Continue reading Escape From Houdini

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Historical · Horror · Mystery · Reviews

The Way Of All Flesh

This had not been something that I liked. It did really catch me but I felt that the rare moments where it was entertaining. But the plot was not well developed. The characters were sometimes really intriguing but other times just reverted back to chasing the plot where ever it needed to go. It was… Continue reading The Way Of All Flesh

2 stars · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

The Saint Of Wolves And Butchers

This was almost the same, boring and incredibly bland. The story just didn't catch my interest. It began on an interesting note, but then so many characters came into the picture. And then none of them were distinct enough for me to figure out just who was the main character. I feel that the main… Continue reading The Saint Of Wolves And Butchers

3 stars · 4 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Literary · Mystery · Reviews

The Devil’s Bible

This was pretty entertaining. Although nothing compared to Bohemian Gospel it was still very likeable and I enjoyed the story quite a bit as well. It goes to the modern world where Mouse is on the run from her father. The story is competent. Incredibly do. It handles all the moments well, and gives Mouse… Continue reading The Devil’s Bible

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

Jar of Hearts

This was disappointing in a sense that I simply didn't know just what it was trying to do. Whether it had been to talk about an inmate and how she could have possibly killed someone. But the premise promised something that it didn't deliver. A mystery that Geo will need to crack. There was almost… Continue reading Jar of Hearts

2 stars · Books · Mystery · Reviews

The Summer Wives

If anything the premise was lying. The story should have been about a woman who came back to the same place that she was abused as a child to do justice to herself. It wasn't. I got a bunch of POVs narrating a story that barely made any sense to me. And apart from the… Continue reading The Summer Wives

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

In The Presence Of Evil

I just couldn't even guess what this story had in mind. Set in the time of a mad king, but it doesn't really know or guess what it intends to do. The story is about Christine who wishes to become a scribe. And she does without taking any real risks and at the same time… Continue reading In The Presence Of Evil

2 stars · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

The Shadow Land

This was not really what I had in mind when I was reading such a story. It is about a war, but at the same time what happens outside of the war is wholly uninteresting as a whole. And mostly rather disappointing in how it handles the story. Nothing really happens and although I like… Continue reading The Shadow Land

4 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Intrigue · Literary · Mystery · Paranormal · Reviews

Bohemian Gospel

This was something that I liked incredibly much. Even as the last chapters had me mostly wondering what happened and whether there was time skip. But the story opens in a way that is unforgettable and even later never loses sight of who Mouse is as a character. And for all that she is, she… Continue reading Bohemian Gospel