Orchid and the Wasp: #bookreview

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I’ve been reading Orchid & The Wasp for entirely too long. It wasn’t written badly or anything. Although, sometimes it seemed to get off track from the storyline.

The characters, Gael and her brother, Guthrie, are in one of those dysfunctional families where the parents are more neglectful and selfish than physically abusive. The father leaves to pursue his career during the financial crisis in 2008. He was tired of being in the shadows of his successful wife and having to be responsible for the kids. I don’t think he was really committed to his wife or his children.

All of the family members have their own successful skill set but it doesn’t make them less of a hot mess. The mother gets on my nerves so much that I hate reading about her.

Gael uses people to get what she wants so her people skills are seriously lacking. I’m not sure she even knows what she wants besides to get some sort of revenge against her father. He’s a jerk so it makes sense that she wants him to suffer a little. I kind of like Gael regardless of her flaws. If I were a character in this book, I would be Gael. Scary.

At some point, I thought about not finishing this book. I didn’t know if it was going to go anywhere with this family. Only one family member, Guthrie, is likable and even he isn’t who he seems to be.

So I finished the book and can move on with my life now. Hopefully, the characters will also move on with their lives. Am I the only one that thinks the characters still carry on with life even after the book has been read?

Orchid & the Wasp is not my favorite book but it wasn’t terrible. I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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  • I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.
  • Affiliate link included in this post.

Published by holley4734

I could be the worst cook in America. My boyfriend tells his friends about my cooking disasters. I'm glad someone is amused. I like movies, music, comic books and corny jokes.

2 thoughts on “Orchid and the Wasp: #bookreview

  1. Ha. I hate it when I get that way about a book — don’t really like it, but feel committed just because I started reading. These days, reading time is so scarce, that doesn’t happen to me as much as it once did. Thanks for a mindful review, Holley. Hugs.

    1. I keep hoping that something will change or something interesting will happen in the book. Sometimes it happens, sometimes not. 🙂 Thanks for checking out the review! xoxo

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