Book Review: Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

2 disco balls

Published: October 17, 2017 by Berkley
Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Category: Fiction, Holiday

I really wanted to like this book, the synopsis was intriguing and who doesn’t love a family drama. Unfortunately I did not like it, but stuck with it and got to the ending. Even bigger bummer.A family is quarantined for a week due to a story line which was unbelievable to me. In that week each are involved in secrets that will come to light which is juicy as they have no way to escape being in quarantine and all.

It took me a bit to get into: the writing wasn’t jelling (or gelling – you get the point) with me but after I got to the 40% mark I was at least a bit more intrigued and engaged. But cue the last 20% and the ending: lost me, no thanks and boo for what you just did to me. It wasn’t even a shock that I could get behind even if I didn’t like it, I just hated it.

I also didn’t like any of the characters, except for maybe one and they didn’t have much of a presence in the story and…(well, I’ll just leave it at that. If you read this, you will know which character I am talking about. I don’t want to give anything away so no more details from me here.)

Oh well, you win some you lose some. No book is for everyone. If you read this, I hope you enjoyed it more than me. If you didn’t, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

If you read this book I would love to hear what you thought (mind the spoilers just in case someone wants to read).

One more thing. Worst line from the book: “He looked like a flushed, balding pug.” This line was not used as a compliment obviously. Myself and my pug Bailey take great offense to this. My pug is cute thank you very much. I should have put the book down at that point, serves me right for not standing up for my pug 😉


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