2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 3 books toward her goal of 245 books.
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Book Review: Castle Shade by Laurie R. King

I really love this series! This was not, however, one of my favorite books in it…

I really really enjoyed the beginning – but the big reveal and the wrap-up felt both rushed and unnecessarily drawn-out, and something about the way this one ended started to lose me…

I’m not sure exactly what it was. The beginning picked up right after Mary left the Riviera, and I found the trip to Transylvania with Holmes engaging and entertaining as the banter between them always is. The setup and descriptions of Queen Marie and her family were fascinating. I do enjoy the way King brings history and fiction together in this series.

Yet despite all of those positives, I found myself skimming the last 15 or 20% of the book to get through the resolution. I’m not exactly sure why, and can only state that it’s what happened even if I can’t describe the reasoning behind it. Still, it is one of my favorite series and I already can’t wait for the next book!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

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