It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC).
I loved the appendices and the examples they gave throughout the book, including the do-it-yourself ones where they give you a chance to test your skills and then explain their reasoning.
Sisters of Shadow and Light had potential, but failed to realize it.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
A quick read with a younger voice, this was a different retelling of the Snow Queen, though it kept true to the Snow Queen's character.
What I like the most is that it opens up the conversation around "illegal" immigrants and what it means to be undocumented and unprotected by the law.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
Pride is a fantastic modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a flirtation of characters who are richer, and those who are poorer.