Short reviews 10 May 2016

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan – (library book) Though this started off so tense that several times I put it down and figured I wouldn’t finish it, it turned out charming. It seemed like a really bad idea for the hero and heroine to get together in the beginning. The action-adventure type hijinks really made it work for me. The supporting characters were fun, too. And, yet! It didn’t grab me the way I wanted. It’s a perfectly fine historical romance with likeable characters, but I’m just not that into regencies, it turns out. I’ve read several and I can never seem to raise up a feeling higher than ‘that was fine’ when I finish them.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – Did Not Finish. What a load of pretentious wank! Why did I buy this? I only got about three chapters in because, for all the wordiness, the characters were so thinly drawn and so unappealing that I just didn’t care.