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Mixed Feelings

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-2020

This book is divided into 3 sections and I would like to review each section individually. Section 1 focuses on health. I found this section to be very biased in relation to the diet side of health. Consistently pushed a ketogenic diet, but little to no info on other diets (despite very successful athletes and doctors who recommended other kinds of diets such as Mediterranean, Whole Food Plant Based, Paleo, etc.). The entire health section contained very little that an average person would have the time or money to achieve in my opinion. There are a few little gems here and there, but overall I was disappointed with this section. Reviews on sections 2 & 3 to come.

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Brilliantly written and voiced!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-2020

"Written with sheer elegance. Not a sentence left unfulfilled. One of the most compelling fictions I have delved into. While the book starts slow and has horrifying moments, I was so gripped by the astonishing details that I was not speculating why certain events were happening; I was too busy living in the fictional moment that she had created. The details are so vivid. In my opinion, books shouldn't just be great stories. They should be filled with intelligence and literary attributes. This book had very many great words, well researched plots, and outstanding characters."

I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book, as I had already seen the Outlander series on Netflix. Knowing what was going to happen took nothing away from this incredibly written story.

The performance by the reader was absolutely exceptional. Easily my favourite performance of any audiobook I have ever listened to. Switching flawlessly between accents and voices, I would have thought there were multiple people reading this book!

Disclaimer: Domestic abuse, child abuse, rape, and torture are strong themes in this book. Please don't read if this may affect you.

Brilliantly written and voiced!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-2020

"Written with sheer elegance. Not a sentence left unfulfilled. One of the most compelling fictions I have delved into. While the book starts slow and has horrifying moments, I was so gripped by the astonishing details that I was not speculating why certain events were happening; I was too busy living in the fictional moment that she had created. The details are so vivid. In my opinion, books shouldn't just be great stories. They should be filled with intelligence and literary attributes. This book had very many great words, well researched plots, and outstanding characters."

I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book, as I had already seen the Outlander series on Netflix. Knowing what was going to happen took nothing away from this incredibly written story.

The performance by the reader was absolutely exceptional. Easily my favourite performance of any audiobook I have ever listened to. Switching flawlessly between accents and voices, I would have thought there were multiple people reading this book!

Disclaimer: Domestic abuse, child abuse, rape, and torture are strong themes in this book. Please don't read if this may affect you.

My new favourite series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-2020

I have now finished all three books in the Folk of the Air series, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I loved this book! Holly Black is an amazing author, and the book is read perfectly by Caitlin Kelly. Action, lust, betrayal, intrigue... you will be drawn into another world.

Couldn't stop listening!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-2020

I loved this book, and I love the Folk of the Air series. Holly Black is an exquisite story teller. This book is an action packed "page-turner", written with vivid imagery and intrigue. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Couldn't put it down!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-2019

This book surprised me - it's not the sort of thing I would usually read - but I loved it! I listened to it every chance I got... desperate to know the next piece of the puzzle. Highly recommend!