Saturday, November 27, 2021

Sweet Virginia by Caroline Kepnes

Sweet Virginia by Caroline Kepnes
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This started out with a hinted at promise of a fun, light treat to read, but that promise did not hold long AT ALL. Mostly, it's plain obnoxious.

The author mentions Hallmark movies a lot, which initially seemed like it could be a cute(ish) theme. It wasn't. If there was a train to fun she could've taken a spin on using the theme of sweet 'n' cheesy Christmas movies, it departed without her. 

Then there's the boring, repetitive used of the phrase "the Baba." That's what the main character and her husband called their baby. And it seemed like sometimes they called the mother that as well? I don't even know wtf was going on with that constantly repeated word, really, all I know is it became grating to hear.  

And hear it I did, as I listened to the audiobook. Listening to the word "Baba" spoken so often was probably way more annoying than reading it, so perhaps it wouldn't have gotten under my skin so much if I'd read the ebook instead.

The story simply wasn't very good. I don't know what to say here, I can't believe I disliked it so much. But, oh boy, dislike it I did.

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