Cheri Reviews The Headmistress by Milena McKay

The Headmistress by Milena McKay

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m pretty torn on the rating for this one. There were good things and not as good things for me. I’ll try to flesh out my opinion a bit more…

The good:

A more advanced vocabulary. It was lovely to hear language beyond a basic level. Words can be beautiful and McKay definitely had it going on in this area.

The chemistry was pretty good.

The MCs were honest with each other and communicated like grown-ups. Always a bonus.

The bad:

It felt unnecessarily long.

Without getting into spoiler territory, I just didn’t buy all of the various conflicts, motivations, Sam’s knowledge and/or ability to figure things out, and M’s inability to figure things out. I mean, we’re talking a couple of decades of knowledge and experiences gone without a clue on some things. It was just too much for me.

I nearly forgot about the narration! Abby Craden had a lot of voices to handle in this book and I could listen to Sam all day long. But her choice for the headmistress grated on me after only an hour or so. I get that she’s written with a deep, sultry sort of voice but 10 hours of it was just too much. If I ever decide to read it again, it’ll definitely be an eyeball book.

Okay, after writing all that out, I feel fine with the 3-star rating. And a lot of that is based on the language.

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