Random Reads: August 2020

Mini reviews of books that I read during the month of August.

I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

Anna Birch brings the art world to life in I Kissed Alice. Unfortunately, there is plenty of drama in the art world to include back-stabbing, cover-ups, and malicious behavior. Did I mention that these are high school girls? Everyone in this book is lying to everyone – including themselves. 

Personally, this book was a little too “angry” for me. I did not really connect with the characters as there is a lot of dislike and that is between friends. This does not mean that Alice won’t connect with someone else. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Further Details: MacMillan, 28 July 2020, p. 320

Legal Means by Sarah Pain

This was a very difficult read and it was not because of the story. Legal Means has a good premise. The issue is that it is so badly formatted and I think translated that it was horrible to read. Pronouns are all over the place. The wrong names used to refer to people, even the two people in the conversation. I think the publisher should send the book back to editing and have it all fixed then reissue.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Further Details: 28 July 2020, p. 79

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