Review: Mad About the Boy

Chronicles of Tania

Mad About the Boy
Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Renee Zellweger actually adds some depth, humour and makes the character more endearing. On the page, she’s shallow, self-centered and rather annoying. How someone like this manages to get by in the world, have relationships/friends and why the guys like her so much is worrying.

The twitter dialogue set-up was interesting and modern, though I did get a bit lost with all the hash tags who was communicating sometimes – Roxter or Bridget.

The romance with Mr Wallaker is rather cold and without enough clues in the book and read like it’s been attached at the end for a twist, like an appendix. 😦

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Review: A Dangerous Inheritance

Chronicles of Tania

A Dangerous Inheritance
A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book contains the stories of two unrelated and sideline characters during the reign of Richard III and Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I. I didn’t know that Lady Jane Grey’s sister was seen as such a threat to Queen Elizabeth I for instance. That’s never something that was covered in any other book or documentary.

I’m not sure why these characters were put together in one book as their stories are not connected at all. The links are tenuous at best. This book should have been split into two books. The interchange between them creates a disconnect, especially as they are both called Kate/Katherine!

Some proper chapter breaks would have been easier for the reader.

Apart from the above criticisms, I enjoyed the content of this book immensely as I didn’t know anything about these two characters…

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