The Devil’s Sanctuary by Marie Hermanson

The Devil's SanctuaryThe Devil’s Sanctuary by Marie Hermanson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A good author knows how to catch your attention and draw you in with the first few paragraphs. I would not have bothered reading it based on the first few lines if it were a case of just me looking for a book to read. I did keep reading but it wasn’t that enjoyable. The word choices and odd phrasing I could overlook as just differences in culture, however I just couldn’t connect with the characters or get into the story. I kept shaking my head and counting how many pages were left to read. The idea for the plot sounded intriguing and had potential for a sassy thriller but it just felt illogical and full of holes. I get the feeling most of the issues with this novel are simply due to being translated without a comfort in both languages. What is thrilling and well written in one language falls flat and just sounds all wrong in another.

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