Welcome back everyone, selling a book as being for fans of Lucifer and The Good Place sets some high standards for me since I’m a fan of both shows.
The key thing I felt walking away from this book is that it could have been longer. In places it felt rushed, like the author only had a high-level story to tell with no details fleshed out. Those details are what draws a reader in and keeps them hooked.
I could see both Michael (from The Good Place) and Lucifer (from Lucifer) in Andy although it took me until I finished the book and was thinking about it to realise that. Since I wasn’t actively looking for that kind of similarity between the book and those shows I almost missed it. It wasn’t until I was reflecting on the book wondering how it could be likened to those shows for me to see the connection.
I had fun reading the book the whole time. I couldn’t help but laugh, it was light-hearted and humorous in so many ways. The banter, the brainstorming, the character-arcs, and the unexpected moments between characters. It all made it so enjoyable.
At the same time, those unexpected moments were where I felt it needed fleshing out. Things like a witch popping up out of nowhere. The context behind a witch appearing and how she fit into the story felt off. If there had been some sort of set up that witches might even be included in the world, it may not have felt so weird.
Because it wasn’t set up, I was left reeling and thrown for a few moments. That wasn’t the only time it happened too. They were often small things that all together gave it a sense of needing to be fleshed out, explained and planned.
For a light, fun, laugh out loud read this is something you can knock out in a couple of hours since its less than 250 pages long.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review; on Friday I’ll be reviewing Song of the Soul by Lisa Kessler. Continue to read further down to find out about the author.
Kate Moseman is a writer, photographer, and recipe developer who lives in Florida with her family and enjoys going to theme parks as frequently as possible.
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