Saturday, 28 July 2018

The Book Ninja - by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb: 

**Could you find your perfect man by looking at his book shelf?** 
Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person. It’s not that she hasn’t tried – Frankie is the queen of online dating. But she has had enough.
Deciding to embark on the ultimate dating experiment, inspired by her job at The Little Brunswick Bookshop, Frankie places her hope in her favourite books to find her the perfect man… Secretly planting copies on trains, trams and buses, Frankie hopes to find the man of her dreams through a mutual love of good books.
But one spontaneous kiss later and Frankie begins to fall for a guy called Sunny. There’s just one tiny problem – Frankie is strictly a Jane Austen kind of woman and Sunny is really into Young Adult. Seriously, obsessively into it...
Can Frankie overcome her book snobbery for the man of her dreams? Or will she be left searching the trains for her modern-day Mr Darcy forever?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Frankie Rose leaves books on the underground or train to meet new men. A very clever idea and since books are her life, she can find out more about a guy, by looking at their taste in books. 
She starts writing a blog about her experiences, which is fab and gives the book this special touch. The idea behind this book is fantastic, I loved reading the comments after her blog posts and of course I am a bookworm myself, so the mentioned books made me happy. For someone not being that much into books and genres it could be difficult to follow though. 

I felt that at times, there was also too much going on: the blog, the dates, the men, her best friend and other characters, kind of overwhelming. 

Frankie starts falling for one of the guys, but keeps on dating others. He also doesn’t have the same taste in books, so it’s definitely not easy. The way certain things happened in the plot, didn’t make sense to me, but I still really enjoyed reading it. 

It’s funny, fast-paced, fresh and entertaining.


Twitter: @thebookninjas

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