Okay so the book I have most recently read is The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson. Just to point out, I got the hard back edition for £1! I’m constantly looking out for her in Poundland cause I’ve found a couple of her books in there so far.
Anyway, I could not put this book down! I loooooved it. For those unaware, the plot is of a widowed woman, mother of 2, struggling to cope with almost everything in her life. Throughout the book she uncovers secret after secret, and the ending is nothing short of amazing. Koomson does an outstanding job of dragging you in and making her feel exactly what those in the book are going through. (This may be a very unhelpful plot line but I’m trying my best to not reveal any spoilers).
HOWEVER. As with every coin, there is another side. I feel as though the book raised many issues in a very short period of time. At some points it felt as though Koomson was attempting to give us the feeling of the last straw on the camels back? But for me, it felt more like confusion. Least because I have little to no experience with such issues, but also because at some points it felt as though I was dealing with 10 different issues in one breath, and for me there is nothing worse than trying to relate to a character and just feeling confused. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not just an easy reader, but too much is too much.
Aside from this, I would highly recommend this book to fans of those such as Jodi Picoult (Another one of my faves). The story is very in keeping with the theme that Picoult and Koomson both do extremely well, which I would summarise as: not your average story.
Overall the book is a solid 8/10 in my opinion and as I said, I would highly recommend it.
Also, please leave comments and suggestions either about my writing or the book! I love to hear from people 🙂