TW – child abuse, abuse and gore. (Neither of these will be mentioned in my review but please be aware before looking up this book online or selecting it to read).
Aaaaand again with another November book review, I mean a lil bit later but better late than never!
Fiddleback by Jeff Vrolyks.
Overall rating 3 out of 5 stars.
ARGH I’m so disappointed by this book! You have no idea how much I was looking forward to reading this book and it just did not live up to my expectations at all. That being said, it wasn’t completely terrible, hence the 3 star rating.
We were thrown straight into this book with meeting Mae and her abusive parents, and within the opening chapters there was MASSIVE plot twist, which honestly shocked me to the core I didn’t see it coming at all.
From this point onwards the plot just kept hooking me in and was like being on a rollercoaster ride. I definitely was swept up in this story.
We were all over the place with this book but in a good way, despite being split between two characters, the sections from each of them were lengthy and didn’t just drop off every other chapter with a cliff edge.
However, the writing itself wasn’t brilliant, and there were definitely points where I grew frustrated with this and I felt as though there wasn’t so much thought put into the actual writing as there was the plot.
And the ending for me just spoiled the whole book, I was so disappointed in it… I don’t want to give too much away but it certainly felt like a cop out ending and it really ruined it for me.
On the whole, I definitely enjoyed this book I just really felt let down with the ending, it spoiled the whole book for me 😦
If you’ve read Fiddleback let me know what you thought! Em xxx