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Book Thoughts: A Different Kind of Lovely (Petra March)

March, Petra - A Different Kind of Lovely


Title: A Different Kind of Lovely
Author: Petra March
Genre: Fiction / Romance
First published: 23 May 2017  (self-published)
Edition: E-book, courtesy of author

I am in two minds about this novel and I was throughout.

On one hand I enjoyed the love story between ballerina Mina and grieving Neal, but on the other hand I found their relationship very frustrating. However, I liked the fact that the book really was just centered on those two characters and the way they relate to each other.

The writing was in turns lyrical and clumsy. There is some really lovely imagery, but then clear cases of telling rather than showing at other times. The author clearly has talent, but I feel the book could have done with a bit more proof reading for repetition of certain words and the flow of the narrative.

I found most of the time I did not quite feel invested in Mina and Neal’s story, but then at times I did and I just did not know quite how to feel about this book.

In the end I liked it, but I did not quite end up loving it.

4 out of 7 stars