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?