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The food of love

The Food of Love

I feel uncomfortable writing a bad review as I don’t want to disrespect all of the effort the author put in, especially if it’s their debut novel. So, after reading the first few pages, when I was already feeling a bit suspicious that this wasn’t going to be a good read, I remained hopeful and kept reading. However, it turned out that my initial instinct was correct. The story itself was not that bad and it had potential, had it been written differently. Here are… Read More »The Food of Love

The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice

The thing that I kept thinking when reading this book was “genial“. I loved it even more than the first one of the series. The characters were well revealed and their relationships felt realistic. The plot wasn’t quite as believable as the previous one, I think because there are higher risks involved, but still, it was put together cleverly. The English humour is just brilliant, I found myself laughing out loud many times while reading it. In the previous book, I wasn’t particularly impressed by… Read More »The Man Who Died Twice

Magpie

Magpie

I was so unsettled and disturbed by an event that happened at the start of this book that I almost stopped reading it there and then. Unsure what to do, luckily, in the end, I decided to keep reading it. If a book is able to trigger such strong emotions it must be a good book, I thought. In fact, it was a brilliant and gripping novel, despite the fact that it made me feel uncomfortable sometimes. The pacing was perfect and the main topics… Read More »Magpie

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

I chose this book because it won the “Best Fiction of 2020” Goodreads award so my expectations were very high. Usually, I have a glance at some reviews before reading a book, just to get an idea of what the general feeling around it is. With this one, however, I didn’t read any reviews because I thought “it won the award, I can’t go wrong”. The start was very slow. After reading about one-third of the book, I still wasn’t connected either with the character… Read More »The Midnight Library