2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 0 books toward her goal of 200 books.

Book Review: The Promise by Teresa Driscoll

This was an enjoyable read, that I read quickly. But once again, as with so many of these reveal/secrets books, I found that as soon as I was finished, the book already started fading from my mind. This makes the review hard to write, even though I liked the book while reading it.

It sounds like a criticism but I don’t think it is really – or at least, it’s not meant to be.

Not every book is meant to be a life-changing experience or a deep revelation; many books are meant to entertain, and this one assuredly did do that. I think it is simply that this is a genre that I read quickly and for enjoyment, rather than one I obsess over or have to ponder during and/or after I read it. That’s a marvelous reason to read and why I enjoy this type of story – the books are escapes and engaging and I get pulled in quickly and then find myself expelled as soon as the drama winds up.

It doesn’t lend itself to brilliant reviews afterwards, though…

Don’t misunderstand or think I’m lukewarm – there was good character development here, with some twists I didn’t anticipate (although most I did), and the pages flipped by in a flurry. It was a solid entry in the genre and Driscoll has a very engaging and easy to read style that pulls you in quite thoroughly – and then allows you to leave gracefully once it’s all finished.

My review copy was provided by NetGalley.

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