February, 2024

February 5th, 2024, 5:21 p.m. - I don't know why you would write a protagonist everyone hates, but okay

4. Five Bad Deeds (Caz Frear)
This was 350 pages of the slowest slow burn ever, followed by 50 pages that were well-written but ultimately just a bunch of telling instead of showing. Verdict: Eh.

Up next: Chain-Gang All-Stars (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah)

February 12th, 2024, 4:52 p.m. - Where life is precious, life is precious

5. Chain-Gang All-Stars (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah)
So dark and heavy. It's hard to describe. It's like The Hunger Games for people who want something even more disturbing.

Up next: No One Can Know (Kate Alice Marshall)

February 19th, 2024, 1:12 p.m. - Were the cops inept or are we just supposed to suspend our disbelief? Discuss

6. No One Can Know (Kate Alice Marshall)
Because if they'd just checked [spoiler]'s hands for gunshot residue, they would have solved half of the mystery and would have jumped to a reasonable conclusion for the second half. But apparently no one thought of that. And while this book was mostly good, it wasn't good enough for me to overlook that giant plot hole.

Up next: The Book of Love (Kelly Link)

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