Saturday, March 23, 2013

Book Review - The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell

The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell

Another book I normally wouldn't have picked, but saw it on another blog, "A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents."

Sounds pretty interesting huh?

Told in alternative voices - the two sisters and their neighbor, the voices were quite strong. Though it did take some time getting used to the slangs and language used. This is definitely a character driven novel, as the characters are much stronger than the plot which is a shame because I was expecting the secrets to be more mind-blowing.

I guess once again, my love for murder/mystery books tinted my expectation of other books that had a mysterious element... which didn't turn out to be much of a twist after all.

3 Stars.

Note - The book was borrowed from the library.

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  1. I love finding books to read from blogs, even if they don't work out for me. It's like the best kind of book club! :--)

    1. Agree! That's why I joined the local book club so I'd expand the genre I am drawn to. Plus I really like finding out why people love or hate a book (esp if differ to my opinion) as I usually learn something I haven't thought of before!

  2. I agree mysterious elements in other genres usually don't impress us, but it does give us a chance to try other genres.

  3. Thanks for such an honest review. This one sounds interesting but I appreciate the heads up on the "R" rating.

    Irene (Colorado Springs Boiler Service)

  4. This was a quick read, wanted to know what happened. Not a deep book but great plot, intriguing, well thought out, emotional, I became involved in the story. Would recommend.

    Maycee Greene (San Antonio Local SEO)