If you love time travel, history of the Middle Ages, and the black plague, you must read this book immediately.
It could’ve used a stronger editor because it was a little bloated at times. I can forgive that, though, because the characters were solid and the research really brought this time period to life.
I’m not sure I’ll tackle the sequels right away, but I really did enjoy reading this one.
Oh, how I love a good unreliable narrator. I’m only about 15% into this one, but the sociopathic narrator is exactly the kind of manipulative mind I like to examine from afar.
Reviewers are calling it dark. It absolutely is. If you don’t like the kind of psychological thrillers that mess with your head, this one isn’t for you.
So far, it reminds me a bit of You: A Novel by Caroline Kepnes.
I have this on hold from the library. I know nothing about it except the blurb below.
“They were on a lark, three teenage girls speeding across the greens at night on a “borrowed” golf cart, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents’ rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident.”
I’m pretty sure I heard about it from Liberty Hardy on the All the Books podcast. She rarely steers me wrong!
2 thoughts on “Finished. Started. Anticipating.”
Ok, I have so many comments.
1. Dooms day. I love this cover. I wanna read it because this looks like a king arthur retelling and I can live with that.
2. I’d like to recommend the villains series by VE Schwab (it’s only 2 books, and they can be read as stand alones), not necessarily because the narrators are unreliable, but because of the sociopath thing. It’s basically a book where all characters are sociopaths. It’s quick too. I think Robert can read it first and let you know what he thinks.
3. Boarding school. Lol. You are easy 😛
1. The Doomsday Book was great. I really loved the premise: In a near future (2054) Oxford historians travel back in time to gather data. A historian gets stuck in the 1300s during the black death. And back in 2054 London, an epidemic flu is affecting the technicians who can bring the historian back.
2. I told Robert about VE Schwab and he said he hasn’t read that series but wants to. You had me at sociopath.
3. Boarding school! I can’t help myself!
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