My Sister, The Serial Killer Book Review

Summary: This is the third time that Korode has to clean up her sister’s mess and she is hoping its the last time. Karode is starting to believe that her sister is a serial killer and now she has set her eyes on the man that Karode was after. Will she be able to get to him on time or will it be too late? Is Ayoola actually telling the truth?

Thoughts: I started reading this since I kept seeing it all over bookstagram and then on my Goodreads as well. I decided since it was a short read I might as well pick it up. I didn’t hate but also it wasn’t a 5 star read for me. I knew that some things were already going to go over my head because of the satire but I found that I still enjoyed some aspects despite that.

Something that I actually enjoyed in this was the stark contrast between Korede and Ayoola. Not only were the differences in their looks mentioned often but you also saw the difference in their personalities. I really enjoyed getting to see

Something that I was not a fan of was the short chapters because each chapter felt like it was starting a different story. There were some chapters that I felt didn’t really add to the story and others that I wanted more of. I also felt that there were no transitions in between the chapters so it read like a book without a plot even when the plot was intriguing.

The ending has two twists which redeem this book for me. I really thought and was hoping that it would go in one direction when suddenly it went in a direction that I didn’t even picture. Once that happened I was like oh for sure I know what’s coming next but nope that isn’t what happened either. I was quite pleased with both of these twists.

I recommend this book to those of you who enjoy a short quick read, or who enjoy mystery/thriller books.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.

Plague Land Reborn Book Review

3 out of 5 stars

Summary: Two years ago, a deadly virus hit London and the only survivors were those who were on some sort of medication. Leon has survived not only this virus but the two harshest winters that he has seen. He is now on the journey towards a rescue boat that may or may not still be on its way but along that journey he encounters many others, and unfortunately that virus he thought was dormant may not be. The virus has been preparing for stage 2 of its attack.

Thoughts: I read the first part of this trilogy quite a while ago so I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to remember what had happened but was pleased to find that this book kind of recaps the last book’s events. Not only does this book recap events from the previous book but it also adds more to the story. It continues to explain events that occurred between the two years that have passed between book 1 and now.

Something that I liked in this book was being able to hear from multiple perspectives. I enjoyed having the dad’s story be included and kind of learning about him alongside hearing from Leon. While I did find it a bit confusing to remember that it was going back and forth not only in perspectives but also in time, once I kept that in mind it was a great addition.

Something that I wasn’t too fond of in this book was that it was much more about relationships between people and things that happened during the virus and not much about the virus. Seeing as I am someone who reads a book about pandemics/contagions for the virus portion I was a bit dissapointed in this sequel. I understand why this was done because the virus was planning during most of the book so you don’t see much of it until later on but I think the virus is much too complex for my liking. It didn’t seem like a virus by the end of this book but more like commentary on artificial intelligence.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.