Well that is it! I’m done the quick and fun summer challenge, this is the last review and then I promise we move on! Did you enjoy the reviews?
For the category A “beach book”, I had wanted something light, not too intense. Something than you can read quickly, on the beach. Something that entertains you for a couple hours and done! Well, I have lots of e-books on my tablet, on different apps, that I got at some point and then never actually read so far. In a moment of pure desperation as to what my next book should be, I decided to check out my iBook library. the cover of Macaron Murder was very summery, with macarons on it of course, a pink background and I thought, huh, that should do for a quick read. Plus it takes place in Paris, which I love.
The book is just under 100 e-pages, it read very quickly, and as the title says there is murder in it. It is however an entertaining read but not much more. Not specially well written, the characters are not deep or attaching in any way. I find very annoying the french words used in an English sentence, I find that writing technique or style snobby and really annoying. Ok so you know a few french words, but it just doesn’t work in an English sentence. Now if you used a full french sentence, great! And then possibly translate it, that would be nice! Anyways, that was just a little bothersome to me.
There is not much to the story really, Clémence comes back to her family apartment and business after traveling the world. She hasn’t even unpacked yet when there is a murder in her building. After being wrongly accused, she decides to solve the murder herself. Everything goes really fast, it’s a basic mystery plot, no suspense there.
That is definitely the book I loved least on my list. But I guess it fits the prompt really well. Which book did you read for this category? Did you enjoy it?