Hello fellow book bloggers! I have a couple of mini reviews coming your way, these are just for two short stories that I read this year, that didn’t warrant a full review post on their own!
Bobo by Richard Schiver.
Overall rating – 1 star.
I am SO GLAD this book was a free kindle one because I would not have paid money to read this.
The whole story from start to finish didn’t make any sense whatsoever, there were points where I think even the author got confused with his own story, the direction it was taking and what he had already written.
There were several seeds planted within this book which could have been expanded upon to make a really interesting story, but sadly they weren’t and we were left wanting and waiting for more from this. I have a lot of unanswered questions after reading it.
There was no fear factor within this book, which considering it’s marketed as a horror on Goodreads is highly disappointing.
It was just an exceptionally poor book and I didn’t enjoy it at all.
Cinderella Is Evil by Jamie Campbell.
Overall rating – 4 stars.
I want to start by saying how misleading I found the title of this book, it’s a retelling of the traditional tale of Cinderella, but the title implies something that the book and plot don’t match up with.
That being said, I did enjoy this retelling. It was a glorious little read and I’m so glad I picked it up.
The book itself simply retells the story of Cinderella from one of the step sisters POV, and focuses on their lives, which I was really impressed with. It reminded me that there are two sides to every story and that not everything may be as it seems.
The one thing that let this book down was the writing, it just didn’t quite hit the mark for me, but I can gloss over that as I enjoyed this story so much!
I definitely enjoyed this story, I just feel irritated with the title and a little bit let down with the writing.
Until next time, Em xxx