I haven’t done a mini-reviews post in a while and since two of the most recent books I’ve read have been three stars reads, I’ve figured that it was a good time to do so!
Stalking Jack The Ripper
I read this for The Cursed Book Club and sadly, I haven’t enjoyed it as much as I hoped. It was mostly because I’m a huge fan of true crime (even before watching Buzzfeed Unsolved), and Jack The Ripper is a classic. I’m super fascinated by it – is anyone here passionated by the female!Jack The Ripper theory??? I’m into it!
The mystery fell short for me and I had issues with the characters – I couldn’t relate to any of them. Right now I feel so weird about everything (characters, ship, plot) and I kind of want to read the sequel to know I feel.
Also, the feminism was kind of meh in this one.
I knew what I was getting into when I started Wintersong. It has many mixed reviews and I’d either dislike it or really love it, but mostly this book is split in half for me. I adored the first half of the book and then gradually started to dislike it.
I disliked the fact that it had the ‘losing-my-virginity-made-me-a-woman’ trope, I wish this trope would disappear forever because virginity is a social construct and we have to stop romanticizing it all the time.
Also, Liesl and the Goblin King have a very weird relationship, I don’t even know if it’s insta-love, it’s just not very well developed and I’m not here for it. Not sure if I’ll read the sequel.
I feel like my ratings might have been affected by my mood as well. My exams are coming up in June and I’ve been super stressed and usually feel meh about everything I read in this period. But then again, there were some things that I really didn’t like that probably weren’t affected by my mood.
Like in Stalking Jack The Ripper, the way there are very few female friendships and I always got the feeling that Audrey had an air of superiority whenever she talked of cutting bodies vs dressing up and being interested in marriages.
Have you read any of these two books? Did you love them more than I did?
Let me know in the comments if you think I should give a chance to their sequels.