REVIEW: Red Island House

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book set in Madagascar before. I think learning about the culture there was the only part of this book I did enjoy. The stories within are snapshots of part-time residents Shay and Senna’s experiences while on holiday on the island. They build a monstrosity of a house where she must deal with the locals as her staff and neighbors. There are snapshots of the culture, the small dramas of the residents and the love hate relationship between locals and foreigners.

I just didn’t find myself immersed. I was at times interested in a character or two but the chapters went from situation to situation, it wasn’t easy to stay engaged. This one reminded me a little bit of Theater for Dreamers. ⭐️⭐️

This one was definitely a cover buy, although I was intrigued by a story set in a country I’d never read about before. What’s the last cover you thought was more beautiful than the book itself?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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