Book Review · Reading Challenges

The Summer Reading Challenge : “The Wish” by Sasha Blake.

This is the third book that I have read for Transworld’s Summer Reading Challenge. Whilst I have enjoyed my previous two books this one sadly fell a bit short for me.

I had some problems with the structure of the novel. It is divided into 4 books, and then these are divided into small sections of between a few paragraphs and a few pages. Each little section is labelled with where the action is taking place and vitally when. This is not a book written in a linear fashion, the first book in particular jumps forward and backwards. Unfortunately I found this off-putting and had to flick back a number of times to work out what was going on.

The plot is Las Vegas centric, complete with scandal, warring families and secrets threatening to bubble over. To begin with I enjoyed the plot but as the book progressed I found myself sighing as it got more outlandish.

“The Wish” is not a book that I would normally have picked to read, and that is the beauty of this Reading Challenge. I’m glad to have given it a try but it isn’t one for me.

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2 thoughts on “The Summer Reading Challenge : “The Wish” by Sasha Blake.

  1. As you say, it’s good to try new authors and genres sometimes, but much as I like Vegas, outlandish plots and lots of jumping around all the time aren’t really my thing, so er, thanks for reading it so I don’t have to ๐Ÿ˜‰

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