Spinning in Her Grave by Molly McRae
#3 Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery
I guess I made a mistake here because this is actually the third part in the series and it could be the reason why I didn't get this book. However the theme itself, knitting etc, isn't really something I found to be very interesting. I wanted to read this one because of the ghostly twist but that came across as a second thought and was handled quite strangely.
The characters were not very welcoming or interesting while the plot seemed a little slow to start. I was obviously missing some information because I didn't know who anyone was or why certain things were as they were. The style wasn't really helpful either. The writer didn't manage to grab me and I gave up reading. I have enough other books that need to be read.
The first in the series has been added to my wishlist and maybe I will try this one again from the beginning. I am not really eager to get to it though. This third in the series didn't make a good impression character and style wise so maybe I will just give it a miss.
#1 Celestrial Blues
This book sounded like it would be amazing. So maybe my high expectations were the reason why I couldn't get past the first few chapters? Maybe I needed to give it more time but the story just wasn't making much sense and the characters didn't make me want to keep reading about them. A bit of a flop all in all.
I am not sure if I would pick this one up again. As a debut in a series it failed to wow me or give me that feeling of something amazing is about to happen. I found no reason to keep reading and kept looking at how many pages I had already read and wondering how long I should keep going.
My relationship with this author is a rocky one. I enjoyed the first few books in her Zodiac series but then lost interest. I also find her Las Vegas setting to be something different so maybe another series or another time I will manage to enjoy one of her books more.
Do you have a certain cut off point for books? A make or break number of chapters or pages? I try not to get too far into a book because you end up at a point of no return but if the book hasn't grabbed me within the first five chapters or 10 percentage on the Kindle then I make know I have to make a decision.