Thank you author Cooper S. Beckett for providing me with a copy of Osgood as Gone in exchange for an honest review.
Osgood As Gone sounds exactly like Thank you author Cooper S. Beckett for providing me with a copy of Osgood as Gone in exchange for an honest review.
Osgood As Gone sounds exactly like something that I would read. It had a lot of potential but unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. I pushed myself to get as far as I did. I DNF’ed at 73%.
The writing was messy and the main character, Prudence, was just as chaotic. I’m all for LGBTQ+ in books but the constant reminder that Osgood is queer throughout the book was exhausting. Audrey was likable but not my favorite. Zack came off as an arrogant geek.
This book was definitely more mystery than horror for me. The most horror I got out of it was the little creepy doodles after Osgood’s visits to the crossroads.
Overall, the concept of this book was intriguing enough for me to accept to read it and review it but it fell completely flat for me and I wanted so much more....more
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As a person who has never listened to the podcast, I expected reading theThank you NetGalley for sending me this ARC an exchange for an honest review
As a person who has never listened to the podcast, I expected reading the “prequel” would motivate me to listen to it but unfortunately, it didn’t.
This book follows Lia and Emile Haddock. Lia is Emile’s niece and her uncle goes missing in the mysterious Limetown. Her quest throughout the book is to find some answers about Limetown. Lia’s determination to find answers about Limetown and her uncle are still unclear to me. The plot, characters, and narrative were all blah to me. I found myself bored and marked it DNF.
I normally dislike giving up in the middle of a book, but I just could not power through this. ...more
Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Little Shop of Found Things bThank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston starts with a girl, Xanthe, and her mother, Flora starting a new adventure together in Marlborough. Xanthe has a gift she can touch antiques and see the story behind the antiques. She comes across a chatelaine in an auction sale that turns out to have belonged to someone in the seventeenth century. While examining it she gets transported to the seventeenth century where she encounters a ghost that needs her help. On her journey to help the ghost she falls in love with an architect who is supposed to be helping her.
*Sigh*.... Where do I start?
For starters, I want to start on a positive note and say I love Paula Brackston’s writing. This was well written and her writing style is beautiful. After reading the synopsis I said to myself’ Ooo! What a fun read this sounds. A girl with a gift that becomes attached to a chatelaine and gets sent back to the seventeenth century to help a ghost? UM YES PLS’. But it just completely fell short for me. I wish there was more action, more mystery solving, and less romance.
I am deeply saddened at the result of this book. In the beginning of the book I was completely absorbed and enjoying every second of it. Once I got to 40%, the book slowed down. I figured ‘okay this happens it will pick back up again’, that wasn’t the case for me. The book just continued to drag and bore me. I was so sad and determined to get to the end of this book but I just simply could not. I typically am a quick reader but this took me forever to get to just 70%! If i am fascinated by a book I will find every second of the day to read it but this book was just not doing it for me. I found myself constantly putting it down and distracting myself with something else. As much as I wanted to love Xanthe, she seemed a little flat to me. I felt like she could’ve had a little more character in her especially for how she was portrayed. Also, I struggle with enjoying ‘early modern english’ which there was a lot of being that Xanthe was transported to the seventeenth century and all.
I saw this is a beginning of a new series so I am hoping I can find it in me to complete this one in attempts to try out book #2. While this worked for some readers, it just simply didn’t for me....more