I wanted to like this....Actually I REALLY wanted to like this.
was provided this copy through a Goodread's giveaway (Many thanks to
the publisher for the copy in turn for an honest review).
truly hate having to give a book one star, simply because of all that
goes into a book, and the creativity behind it. Yet when it comes to
'Season to Taste', I regret that I have to give it one star.
reading about 60 pages, I had to put the book down. Actually, I did
skim through the book in hopes that *maybe* it would've gotten
better...but did it? NO.
(Did anyone else somehow end up with a
'crunchy' book? No seriously, any time I opened the book it felt like
nails on a chalk board. I think it had something to do with the binding.
I can't complain though, as I didn't have to pay for it...)
I felt this book choppy....and EXTREMELY dragged out. I feel as though
you find out the majority of the story in the first 20 pages, and even
those are fairly repetitive. Lizzie kills her husband. Instructions to
cook husband. This is how Lizzie killed her husband. Instructions on how
not to feel bad about killing husband while eating him.
realize that as the book goes on it introduces the character of 'Tom',
and maybe for some it gave a total plot twist....but I felt simply
confused on it all. I guess because I didn't feel like wasting my time
The syntax seemed off. Things felt choppy. Words were
used that I felt strange. Strawbs? WTF IS A STRAWB? Label me an
ignorant American, maybe I'm just not up to date on English language, or
One more problem that I have is this: the main
character's name is Lizzie. At first I couldn't pin why this felt so
awkward....until the old rhyme started ringing through my head...
"Lizzie Borden had an axe, gave her daddy forty whacks"...I do realize
that she didn't kill her husband, but simply the fact that Lizzie Borden
was the first major female axe murderer in the media, I found it hard
to picture her as her own character.
Sorry, I really do hate to
have to give a book such a negative review...but I had high hopes. From
the viewpoint of someone who quite enjoys macabre, I really couldn't get
into this one. Such a shame, could've been an interesting read.
Alas, A 1/5 star book in my honest opinion