The Shadow in the Glass, JJA Harwood

The Shadow in the Glass, JJA Harwood

The Shadow in the Glass: The Extraordinary Gothic Fairytale Debut of 2021 by [JJA Harwood]

Genre: General Fiction (adult).

I saw all the five star reviews and requested this. Sadly, it just didn’t work for me.

I just couldn’t get involved in the story, didn’t like the characters, although at first it seemed promising. I did feel for the girls, life was – and for many still is – hard if you’re female and in that kind of position. It soon lost me though, I wasn’t keen on any of the people, and the plot seemed just strange, rather than deliciously Gothic it just felt forced to me.
Still, that’s how it goes, some love a book and others hate it. I didn’t hate this, just didn’t find anything that made me want to keep reading, and I do not like ambiguous endings so that was a hard pass.

Stars: Two, a well written story that just didn’t suit my taste.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

3 responses to “The Shadow in the Glass, JJA Harwood”

  1. Louise says :

    Sorry to hear that this one wasn’t for you. This is one I am really excited about personally and I just got approved for the arc a few days ago. Fingers crossed ill enjoy it! I hope your next read is better!

    • jeanniezelos says :

      sometimes its like that isn’t it, something you expected to love just doesn’t fit. It really is a case of me not the book. I do try to make that clear in reviews, i hate writing low stars.

      • Louise says :

        Yes I am the same but sometimes even a bad review can encourage someone to read it anyway because what you didn’t like about it might be something that someone else would really love so it’s always best to share your opinion in an objective way even if you weren’t in love with it!

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