The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton *Stephanie’s Review*


The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton is one of my “bad blogger” book reviews. I requested it and then just never got around to it. I wish I could say this was a lost gem but it was really kind of middle of the road for me.

My biggest struggle was the amount of repetition of information. A few things will be ingrained on my braid every time I think of The Cracked Spine: 1) Delaney if the American from Kansas (every time she’s introduced to a new person in Edinburgh!! which is everybody she talks to for the first time) and 2) Delaney’s brain struggles with the concept of driving on the opposite side of the road. There’s a lot of driving.

It also seemed like the characters were all obnoxiously vague. Lots of people enjoy talking. I was expecting a lot more from The Cracked Spine and so much of it missed the mark for me.

Disclaimer: Since I’ve read and written this review I’ve read the novella The Christmas Tartan which will have its own review later on. I immensely enjoyed that book so I’m continuing with the series! I truly believe that The Cracked Spine suffered from over-information that can often happen in the first book of a new series.

Narration: The narration was pretty good. The Scottish accents were quite nice to hear rather than read!

2 responses to “The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. Oh I am sorry to hear that you struggled a bit with this one. But you are you are right about first in the series can be overloaded with informartion especially if there is some good world building going on. But good that you will be continuing with the series.

    Lovely review. Hope you are enjoying your New Years!!


    1. We have to have those middle of the road books to really appreciate the gems. I’m hoping the second book is better.

      Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!


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