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Its (not actually) Monday. What are you reading?

Last week I was reading The Sultans Wife by Jane Johnson, and, 20 percent in I confidently stated that it was good. Well, I've now read 90% of the book, and I can say that I have rarely been so disappointed by a book. 
The main female character Alys Swann has absolutely no personality. None. She is entirely passive and boring and I don't care what happens to her. I'm nearly finished and I think I just reached a big reveal, but I'm not sure that I did, and I know that I don't care. All the characters are stereotypes, the plot is odd, there are presumptions made throughout - I still don't understand who "the renegade Hamza" is. One thing I've learnt, again and again and again is that slavery is bad. So, if you're on the fence about slavery, read this book. Otherwise read Jane Johnson's Court of Lions, a book that was an absolute pleasure to read.

I am linking up with 'it's Monday, what are you reading?", over at The Book Date.

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  1. It is Tuesday in my world but I think in some places like the USA it is still Monday!! Oh dear doesn't sound like a book to read, I was disappointed by a book like that last year, and it is such a let down.

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