2 out of 5 stars.
New disclaimer due to new Amazon rules: I was approached by Diversion Books and gifted a free electronic copy of this book, via Netgalley. I am not obligated, nor being forced, to post a review – I’m doing it of my own free will as I enjoy reviewing.
On advice from Amazon, and based on their emailed reply I can say – “My review is given voluntarily and the Author/publisher does not require a review in exchange for the book, or attempt to influence my review.”
Please forgive my low score of ‘Once a Gypsy’ but this book was just one I could not connect with. I just found something lacking… the words were there but I failed to feel any emotion behind them that drew me into the work and connected me to the story.
The whole concept of ‘Once a Gypsy’ is definitely an interesting one. But I just found it very slow, laching the promised supernatural “similar to ‘The Veil'”, hard to read – the casual tone of infrequent typos – as well as not finding an emotional or curious attachment simply meant this book was not for me.
Would I recommend this book to other?
Sorry, but no I wouldn’t. There just wasn’t enough there to make me enjoy it enough to share it in a positive light with others. So I would much rather not say anything than say something negative about it.
Would I buy this book for myself?
No I wouldn’t. Nor would I seek out any other books in this series. Without that needed connection, it was just a dull book where I was waiting for something to happen and instead kept getting a jumble of a story with emotion words… but no true feeling behind them. Please note the fault is totally mine and not the book’s or the author’s. Sometimes you find a book that just isn’t for you and yet others adore it. It happens, we move on. 😉
In summary: An interesting concept, but not a story for me.
Until next time,