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Monday, March 24, 2014

Book Review: Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Buried Threads is not a bad book.  However, it should be noted that in my opinion, this book cannot be read as a stand-alone novel.  Too many references are made to things that happened in the past and those thoughts are not completed in this book.  For instance, at one point, the heroine makes a comment that she is angry about her boyfriend’s child but it never explains why she is angry.  Although I have not read the previous book about Rachel Lyons, I would think this information was probably covered in it.  This was very disappointing because the book is not advertised as a sequel or part of a series. 

Additionally, there was frustration while reading this book because “issues” that are portrayed as being major issues in the beginning of the book miraculously solve themselves without any true insight into the character’s development in overcoming those issues. 

However, if you are fans of the Japanese culture and history, this book will interest you.  The adventure scenes were written well and made it easy to visualize the scene. 

The cover art is beautiful and the book is edited well in the sense that there were no obvious typos, etc.  Other than the fact that I think it should be listed as a sequel or a second book in the series and a note added that it is not a stand-alone book, this book was a good read.

Disclosure:  I received a free book in exchange for my unbiased opinion of the above-referenced book.

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