Book: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
Thoughts/Review: The Other Woman is about Emily, who is in love with her boyfriend, Adam, and just wants to be with him, happily. Although they love each other, there is a problem, and that problem is his mother, Pammie, who doesn’t like Emily. Pammies tries to do whatever she can to make Emily leave her son, and this book shows their constant battle to get Adam on their side.
I really enjoyed this book, and found it interesting from the start. I was surprised by the twist at the end, and liked how it ended. I didn’t like a few of the characters, Adam included. I found myself becoming frustrated at how he behaved, and also at how Emily made decisions surrounding him. It was really well written though, and it was easy to become wrapped up in the storyline, which I liked. Overall, it was a pretty quick, fun read, and I’m excited for the next mystery I read!
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Book: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Thoughts/Review: Six of Crows is about a group of people who attempt a heist that can make all of the group members rich. This group is made up of 6 people, and each person has their own past, skills, and reasons for participating in the heist. This book has multiple perspectives, and shows us everything that happens as chaos unravels along the way of the heist.
I loved this book, and can’t wait to read the sequel! It was wonderful being able to read from different perspectives, and getting to know each character. All six of the group members were so great, and I loved the connection/dynamic they all had together. Not only was this book an interesting page-turner, but it was also funny at some points, and the comedic banter was something that definitely added to the greatness of the story. There were sections of the book where I got to read about what each character was doing in the same moment, and that was really neat because it allowed me to read about what was going on everywhere, as opposed to only knowing what was happening to one character and then moving forward. There were also several good twists at the end that I was not expecting at all. Overall, this book was really well written and I’d be open to reading more of Leigh Bardugo’s writing for sure. This has become one of my favourite fantasy books. I recently heard that it can be helpful to read the Shadow and Bone trilogy before this duology, for more context, but I didn’t know that before I read it. So hopefully I’ll be able to read the Shadow and Bone trilogy at some point, and then possibly reread Six of Crows. I would want to do that because if I reread it after, I might be able to see the references to The Shadow and Bone trilogy which would be interesting to be able to recognize and read.
Rating: 5/5 Stars