Mini Reviews #2

This post is going to be another couple of mini reviews, even though I only did the first one recently. Hope you enjoy!


The Astrologer's Daughter
The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim
Publisher/Year: July 23rd 2014 Text Publishing
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
(Thanks NetGalley/Text Publishing!)
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I had heard a couple of things about Rebecca's popular series, Mercy, so I decided to try this one out. This book was good, but it didn't have anything special that made me connect to it in any way. I enjoyed the whole astrology aspect of it, but I found Avicenna and Simon's relationship to be quite confusing. It might just be me, but I honestly didn't really know why they got together all of a sudden after disliking each other for so long. Sadly this book was only okay.

Ghosts of Shanghai (Ghosts of Shanghai #1)Ghosts of Shanghai by Julian Sedgwick
Publisher/Year: July 2nd 2015 Hodder Children's
Series: Ghosts of Shanghai #1
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

The title alone intrigued me when I saw this on NetGalley, and the cover sealed the deal. The time in which this book is set, 1920's Shanghai, just sounded so cool to me and that was probably my favourite aspect of the book. However, the constant uses of Chinese words then followed by the English translation really got on my nerves, and some of the explanations for things took ages and made the book a bit boring. I don't know if I will continue with this series.


Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Publisher/Year: July 2nd 2015 Electric Monkey
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I really wanted to like this book. The cover looked good, the plot sounded interesting, but I could tell from the start that I wasn't going to like it that much. The pacing just seemed off for me, because although I don't mind slow-paced books, it's only if there's not much action, but this seemed like it should be action-packed and fast-paced and it just wasn't. Also, I didn't really like either June or Delia, both of the main characters. This book just fell flat for me.

Izzy

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