Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Travelers // A Blogging for Books Review


I have to be completely honest: this book took me a long time to read. When I first started reading it, I was really into it, reading for a few hours, but after I put it down that night, I had trouble picking it back up. I mostly equate this to not being my typical go-to genre. I would classify this book as a spy thriller, and it did not disappoint with its edge-of-the-seat moments. Without giving anything away, the book is about a travel writer, Will, who becomes involved in a game of intrigue when he is offered a proposal that he can't refuse. However, this book was too long and not to the point. I kept confusing characters and outright forgetting who certain characters were, and for a novel that is built on intrigue, I found myself not always wanting to know what was going to happen next.

Nonetheless, I was engaged at multiple points of the book, so I'm willing to explore some of the author's (Chris Pavone) other works which have positive reviews and which will hopefully have more direction than The Travelers.

Also, side note, why do books like this always have handsome, mysterious male characters who objectify women? Okay, I'm done now.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.