Since I have started doing book reviews earlier this spring, I have been pretty fortunate at selecting novels I knew I would gain some enjoyment from. But, it was bound to happen that there would be one I didn’t care for.
I think it is important to follow through on my commitments, so when I agree to review a novel, I plan to read the whole story. Afterall, just because the first part of the book doesn’t gain my interest, it might get better as it goes. Unfortunately, I discovered the first novel I really wish I didn’t feel compelled to finish. I usually read a novel in a day or two (depending on life), but this one took me nearly a week. To be blunt, I just became bored with it. There were a few moments I enjoyed it, but I’m looking forward to starting a new novel.
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**I received a free copy of this book from the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review**
Buttermilk Sky was a different sort of novel. The pacing was a bit slow, and I felt like the characters were a bit difficult to get to know.
There were times in the novel that I couldn’t wait to see what happen. The writing built a lot of tension, but then the scene would be over, and I would have been content if the story had ended.
However, the main character Mazy was still discovering a lot about her life, and I was curious to see how things would end for her, so it was enough to motivate me to get to the end.
Overall, I just wasn’t impressed with this novel. Other than a couple of the minor characters, the people in the story just didn’t interest me. While it was well written, there just wasn’t quite enough happening in the story to draw me in. Perhaps this just wasn’t my type of story.
I would love to hear from you! Do you read novels all the way through once you start them despite not enjoying them?
For more on the author or this book, please check out the following links:
- Jan Watson’s Website
- Read what Jan Watson is reading on GoodReads
- Check out Buttermilk Sky on Amazon
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