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Cam2020 Wed 22-Jul-20 08:17:52

I loved this so much! I felt bereft once I'd finished it. @dementedma you must be exhausted after reading that in one go!

JunoJigglewick Tue 21-Jul-20 17:27:25

It was a good concept but oh so many words used to describe how they were thinking or what their thoughts were or just endless descriptions... I only read it last month and already forgetting it.

SlightyJaded Tue 21-Jul-20 00:26:01

I enjoyed it OP. I did it on an audible and thought the narration was excellent. Loved the concept even though I usually hate anything remotely 'fantastical', and Emmet was really well written.

HappydaysArehere Fri 17-Jul-20 01:19:18

I did not enjoy this. Found it unpleasant and I had trouble finishing it.

pollyhemlock Mon 06-Jul-20 21:56:54

I thought it was an enjoyable read. The first half is a fairly standard fantasy - wise woman, mysterious room etc. The second half is quite different and I thought a lot more interesting. But this book does seem to divide people.

mightymalties Mon 06-Jul-20 20:53:59

I really enjoyed it too @dementedma. I think it took me two days to read, though that was because I couldn't find the peace to read it in one sitting smile

Will you be reading The Betrayals in the autumn?

Mrsbadger77 Tue 30-Jun-20 13:39:24

It's not my usual type of book but I am reading it on a recommendation. I am enjoying it about to come to the end of part one but now starting to wish something would happen. It's a very long book so hope it's not a waste of time. No idea how you read it in one sitting OP.

Glitterkitten24 Tue 30-Jun-20 13:35:23

I liked the concept and enjoyed the first half. I thought it was a bit slow and ended up skimming pages towards the end cos I was bored.

Fuggly Tue 30-Jun-20 13:33:33

We read this in my book club last month and it was a unanimous "NO"!
As others have said, a good idea wasted.

agapanthus1979 Mon 29-Jun-20 16:35:23

The concept was clever, but the execution dreadful.

JellyfishandShells Sun 28-Jun-20 09:05:38

I don’t like giving up on books before I have given them a fair go but the writing style is grating on me. Think it will be a no to continuing.

dementedma Sat 27-Jun-20 19:41:21

I thought the concept was very clever

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trumpisaflump Fri 26-Jun-20 21:18:27

I'm slogging through the audio book and about to give up. In about a third of the way through and nothing has happened yet! It's really depressing and I don't need more depression in the middle of a pandemic!

GnomeoNameo Fri 26-Jun-20 21:16:35

I think it's one of the worst books I've ever come across - appalling writing, drippy pathetic characters, a good "concept" totally wasted on the fan-fiction style gay romance. I've read other books of hers and think she's tending into same-ish territory and this was just a disaster of a book: a book-loving (also YA-book-loving) friend of mine read it too and loathed it. I've just put it out today for the charity shop. The Traitor Game was decent - this is miles worse.

nancybotwinbloom Fri 26-Jun-20 20:04:03

What's it about?

I've just ordered a couple of Ben Elton and I have a couple of BA Paris on my kindle I need to read.

JellyfishandShells Fri 26-Jun-20 20:03:34

I’ve just looked at reviews, found it on my library’s ebook list and downloaded it ! Will tell you what I think later ......

dementedma Fri 26-Jun-20 19:58:48

Just devoured this in one sitting. Loved it. anyone else?

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