It’s Monday? Let’s be negative!
Here are two books I was meant to read and review, but after a couple of tries I simply gave up. Since both of them were from NetGalley I kind of felt obliged to write some kind of reviews, so here they are. I know they are far from being positive, but what can I say?
I received copies of these books from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for honest reviews.
My rating: DNF
The more “Sherlock” stories I pick up from post-Doyle authors the more I’m convinced I really should give up. I do realize his writing was very specific and not everyone likes it, but you have to admit it was still pretty damn good and interesting.
This books simply lacked that. The idea might’ve been fine, but the delivery method was… boring? I tried few times to pick this book up and finish, but failed and I can honestly say I will not bother anymore.
The author tried to make it all supernatural adding some ghosts of the famous characters, like Hyde, Dracula, etc and starting it all with a spiritual seance after which two detectives must solve some mysteries. To be honest, I don’t really remember what the mysteries were by now, but it’s been few good months since I’ve last tried to read it, soo… well, let’s just say it’s simply not a book I liked or would be willing to recommend. Sorry, I tried. Even few times.
My rating: DNF
Yet another book I had to give up on. Not because it was particularly bad, but it was just not likable. I found it rather boring, especially for a book made for children. The whole idea was quite curious and it even started off well, but I didn’t really know where it was going and it felt like the author wasn’t quite sure either, or maybe we just weren’t shown the path?
And about the showing… I might sometimes complain about prolonged descriptions (I have an issue with these after some shool-reads) but I do like when there are descriptions and when the author shows us the world, the heroes, the events. This is yet another story where it’s more telling rather than showing.
Heroes seemed likable and interesting and I really wanted to try and finish this book to see what these kids can do, but I simply couldn’t.
Maybe, in some far future, I’ll give it another try.
Have you read any of these books?
If yes, tell me your thoughts.