1 month ago 💘 for day 6, 2021 with 289 words.

Book Review: The Republic of Thieves

I'm sure this'll be a great book for some of you and perhaps it was wonderful to write but boy did I NOT enjoy it. I found it a boring slog to read, this may be due to the fact that I'm not interested in reading passage upon passage of an ancient theatre piece, nor am I interested in the inner politics in a town I don't care about in a world I care very little about, so maybe I shouldn't have picked it up in the first place. I also found the back and forth nature of the book quite irritating. I usually do but if it's a book that I love, I'll accept that annoying bit and resolve not to care, but here it was just another notch in the 'reasons why I'm not liking this book'. I also didn't much care for the way the big romance played out and after all these things, there wasn't much left.

What infuriated me the most is that I resolved to finish this book, which took me far longer than the amount of pages should have taken, because I wanted to know how it would end up for the main character. Lo and behold, here we get to the big finale and nothing is resolved! Nothing is clear! No veils are lifted! No resolution whatsoever! And to make matters worse, the only interesting ten pages of this book were the last ten pages, and only because they set the premise for ANOTHER BOOK. I don't think I'll read book #4. After reading this book I feel like the Gentleman Bastards' tricked subjects must have and I'm not sure I'm willing to be tricked for a whole dang book again.


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By Leonie Jonk 💘

Artist & Spoonie I write about my life as an artist and as a person with chronic pain, the struggles, the rewards, the inspiration & the downfalls. Oh and occasionally the odd piece of fiction :)

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