i received a copy of dragon lake, via audiobook, from the author in exchange for an honest review. star rating ★★★★ review can we take a moment to discuss how beautiful the cover for dragon lake is 😍😍😍 the colours, the font, everything! firstly, the story itself was so refreshing compared to other fairytale retellings. this one was much darker than the usual ones i'...
i received a copy of the audiobook from libro fm, in exchange for an honest review.
the maidens was one of my most expected books this year. i was so excited to dive right into this dark academia tale.
i’d like to start the review off by discussing the narrator, seeing as i’m reviewing the audiobook.
i don’t normally listen to audio by british narrators. i can’t say it’s a choice, as majority of audiobooks are by americans. maybe i’m just not looking in the right places? idk.
anyway, the narrator of the maidens did such an excellent job. normally, i hate when the narrator puts on an accent, as it’s so fake and terrible, however this one was spot on for each and every accent she tried. (i can’t express how amazed i was by this).
as for the actual storyline, the plot twist was unexpected. i didn’t even suspect who it was until it was revealed at the end. aside from that, the characters were enjoyable but nothing special. i didn’t really connect well with any of them. and i personally felt that mariana wasn’t quite right in the head, she kept trying to solve the crime, that initially didn’t have anything to do with her.
aside from that, i actually didn’t like much of the maidens. it was an easy read, but i think that’s all because it was audio, which is always easy. the writing itself was so poetic and beautiful, but if i were to have actually read it, i would’ve struggled a lot.
the overall listening experience was good but i was expecting more thriller.
have you read the maidens? if so, tell me what you thought of it!