books and reading

The Devil in Silver

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For the PopSugar Reading Challenge, I had to read a book with “gold,” “silver,” or “bronze” in the title. Thankfully, I have all my books either on Kindle or logged into the Bookpedia database. I searched through both of these things and didn’t find a single book with those words in the title. I then went to my Amazon wish list and found this one. Head to the library website, and I downloaded the ebook. Whew.

Given the world today, and the fact that my kids are home and needing to be homeschooled, I haven’t had much time to read, so this one took a while. That said, I think I would have made it more of a priority if I had enjoyed it more. This book was very reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, taking place in a mental hospital, but this one has a supernatural element to it.

I felt like this one wandered more than it should have. There’s this mystery about “the Devil” that is presented early on, but it’s semi-abandoned halfway through for a bit of a love story, which seemed un-authentic. The book didn’t really know what kind of book it should be, I guess. Is it a horror book? A dramatic book? A realistic book? It just seemed to wander between all of them. I appreciate when books can pull off more than one genre, but those genres should be present from beginning to end. Not just one here, one there, back to the first. I think with some heavy edits, this book would be a lot better.

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