Book Review: 3.5/5⭐️
Name: First Impressions
Author: Charlie Lovett
Impression: I chose this book because the action takes place in and around bookstores & libraries and it has a Jane Austen related storyline. Plus, it’s 300 pages long, the ideal length for a novel, in my opinion. 😊
I thought the plot was interesting and semi-plausible, focused on the origins and authorship of Pride and Prejudice. The fact that the main character (Sophie) has a life centered on books and the people that influenced her reading is relatable and enjoyable, but the way she interacts with her 2 love interests feels forced and a little far fetched. Maybe I’m biased because I don’t think a woman rationalizes her love life that way, or maybe it’s just me? I just feel that in the end she moves on to the other guy in a matter of seconds.
Ignoring the love fiasco, the book was enjoyable and intriguing, with fact checking and archive searching of clues that document the life of people from more than 200 years ago. I thought it amusing that Sophie managed to find a clue each time she went looking, but otherwise, it would’ve probably led to another hundred pages to be added to the total.
Will I read the author again: Hmm, yes, but maybe not right now.
I still have to write a review for A Man Called Ove by the end of the week. 😊