4 Apr 2017

(Short) Review – Bohermore by Jennifer Rose McMahon

Title: Bohermore
Author: Jennifer Rose McMahon

Rating: 1/5 stars

Synopsis: Like a punch in the face, eighteen-year-old Maeve O'Malley's visions knock her off her path. The pirate queen stalking Maeve in her dreams killed her mother years ago and now, the villain is coming for her. Maeve's decision to ditch Boston College takes everyone by surprise as she packs her bags, leaves America, and heads to the west coast of Ireland to chase her dreams – and end them.

Maeve uncovers an ancient family curse that refuses to remain silent until she accepts her predestined role in what many thought was only a legend. Her Irish history professor – a man she shouldn’t be falling for – is the only person who understands the origins of her torment.

Maeve's journey becomes a medieval treasure hunt through Ireland’s castles and ruins as she tracks the wrathful pirate queen who has her marked for vengeance.

I received a free ebook copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts:

DNF at 30%

I gave up on this one. It’s very slow-burning and the plot is being neglected. So far the focus was mostly on the love interests – 3!! of them appeared up until this point – and it would be possible to drown in the clouds of butterflies the main character’s stomach produces on every fourth page.

Most of the characters come across as immature and Maeve, the protagonist, has the unfortunate symptoms of a Mary Sue. Michelle, her friend, can only think about boys and so they hang around a boy band all the time. They are so deep into social affairs that Maeve doesn’t do the research about her family and her past; the very thing she went to Ireland for in the first place. Hence, there is no plot, only lots of handsome guys and clichéd conversations and I ran out of patience.

I don’t feel there’s anything special about the writing either, it’s okay, but not too captivating. I’m afraid Bohermore didn’t give me a reason to hold onto it and so I let go…

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