This was a pretty good book. Forgive me if I get some of the spellings wrong I listened to the audiobook version.
While I enjoyed the book it never really let me get comfortable with it. Some books its really easy to slip into their world but this one always left me uncomfortable with the world and it’s characters. Which is probably a good thing and it’s intent.
Arthur Livingstone is a gaudy shallow egocentric asshole who profits off of human trafficking and worse with questionable taste in decor but has just enough of a human side that he isn’t a complete caricature. And lets face it, how many of of wouldn’t want at least one of his mansions over the top indulgences. I could go for a ball pit room or personal theme songs myself and I appreciate that he made sure his front door hinges would make noise on opening.
Molech was made an effective villain because he was just so awful and you find people like him on the internet all of the time. As horrific as he was he was still believable.
I rather liked Zoey. She wasn’t perfect and never really tried to be. She generally acknowledged her weaknesses and didn’t really have a magic I’m going to be a bad ass moment. Her points of character strength and growth were more I’m tired of being a victim moments. She tried to run when it was reasonable and when she was desperate or backed into a corner she pushed back.
I’m not sure if I want a sequel but I enjoyed this book.
My slightly used copy just arrived! Looking forward to completing my third Nerdy Show Book Club book.
I was super excited to hear the last two NEW episodes of Book Club. Thanks for that, Cap 🙂 As always, it was a pleasure to hear the 4 of you talk about your latest reads, and your thoughts about The Handmaid’s Tale.