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Red Leaves by Paullina Simons
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it was ok

I always hesitate to say that a book is bad so I'll say this instead: this book was not very good. The premise sounded promising and the comparison to Donna Tartt had me intrigued. Frankly, Tartt should be insulted because the comparison is an insult to Tartt's body of work. Simons has created characters that are so unlikable and unrelatable that they become unbelievable in their actions and thoughts. If the narrative had been more fast-paced, maybe I could have gotten on board. But the narrative was slow and I just really didn't like the characters. I also enjoy twists and turns. But unfortunately, the twists and turns were not that exciting and fairly predictable. And the ending was a disappointment, just like the rest of the book. I have heard good things about some of Simons' other books but I would definitely hesitate to read any of them as Red Leaves really did not work for me.
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Reading Progress

February 18, 2019 – Started Reading
February 18, 2019 – Shelved
February 19, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Dita (new)

Dita On to the next! : )


Megan Dita wrote: "On to the next! : )"

Absolutely!


message 3: by JanB (new)

JanB Megan, it's very bold to compare a work to Donna Tartt....it sets up very high expectations. This one won't be making it onto my tbr. Thanks for an honest review.


Megan JanB wrote: "Megan, it's very bold to compare a work to Donna Tartt....it sets up very high expectations. This one won't be making it onto my tbr. Thanks for an honest review."

I agree completely! And you're welcome!


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