Seven-Sided Spy by Hannah Carmack

seven sided spy.jpgGoodreads Synposis:

In the midst of the cold war, the CIA’s finest and most fatal female agent, Diana Riley, vanishes. Kidnapped by the KGB and taken to the backcountry of North Carolina, she and her team of unsavory partners are forced to undergo illegal experimentation.

But, when the experiments leave them horribly deformed and unable to reenter society without someone crying monster, the previously glamorous and high-maintenance spies must escape KGB captivity and avoid recapture at the hands of Nikola, a ruthless KGB agent with an intense and well-justified grudge against her former flame.

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Commentary:

Historical Fiction is my favorite genre, I don’t read as much anymore, but I get highly invested in periodic pieces. So, this is a LATE review…I was asked to review this book way back in 2017…like I said…I have been busy with my job and school, I don’t get many opportunities to really take the time and blog. So, here is a short and ranty review.

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Initially, I thought this was going to be an epic spy drama set in the Cold War Era. I agreed to review this book because of the synopsis. The author really sold her pitch. This has been the weirdest book I’ve read in early 2018.

I don’t know how to explain it to you….I didn’t even know what I read. This was definitely a spy drama. It involved government experimenting, and mutations…a lesbian relationship, and hardly any action.

So, the romantic relationships were random..and not well thought out. There was a love/hate relationship between Diana and the Russian Nikola. I didn’t feel the chemistry between the women..nor did I suspect that they had a history with each other. The relationship wasn’t fleshed out. Nor was the other one between the interracial couple.

Seven Sided Spy had far less action…the stakes were high, but it took me a good WHILE to finish this book. This book was not as how I imagined it to be. There were some creative choices that hindered this book from being a 3 star for me. I have no idea who this book is aimed for, what audience? Even to this day, I am still confused about what I read, and can’t understand the rave reviews for this story. The plot is confusing, and the synopsis makes the book seem far more exciting, when that is far from the truth. This book was a choice…

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Final Rating: ⭐⭐

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