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2.0 out of 5 stars Expected more..., 17 April 2014
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This review is from: A Lovely Way to Burn: Plague Times Trilogy 1 (Hardcover)
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I've never read any of Louise Welsh's other works before but I've heard great things about her previously, so I was hugely disappointed than I didn't like this one!

To be honest it read almost like a TV episode or a movie rather than book. It seemed like it was rushing from one action scene to another, and just didn't flow properly.

The were two aspects of this book, one was a murder mystery and the other was a survivalist thriller. Both seemed completely separate, and they didn't work as one cohesive plot to seamlessly take me from start to finish. It just felt awkward, disjointed and almost like two different books.

I didn't really gel with the main character Stevie, and found her actions/ reactions quite annoying, not to mention the cringe worthy "romance" half way through that was just unnecessary and stuck out like a sore thumb.

Honestly, A Lovely Way to Burn is rather forgettable. There were no redeeming qualities that stick out in my mind, and if you were to ask me questions about it in a few months, all I'll be able to say it that I expected more from it and I won't be picking up the next two books.
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