Don't get me wrong, I like Mackenzie Lee.
I do love her characters Monty and Percy and was hoping for quite a bit more. This little (and by little I mean very, very short) book is passed off as a novella.
It truly isn't.
If you count the 17 blank sheets the book clocks in under 100 pages and I think it would be generous to say that it's even 10,000 words total. There is the fun banter and hopeless inner monologue of poor Monty as he attempts to face the approaching move to London with Percy. Same ol, same ol.
And really, that's where the problems arise. This novella, which would be more accurately described as a short story, lacks one thing...a plot. Further, it takes place during the weeks between the other two novels, so we already know what the outcome will be.
Is it worth the $10 price tag? Nope, sorry.
This seems like a bit of a money grab by our dear Miss Lee. It isn't so much a story as it is an addendum. A cup of weak tea that possibly was edited out of the first book and resurrected and foisted on an unsuspecting fanbase.
It isn't a story if nothing happens...and truly nothing happens in this. There isn't even one new character introduced.
Perhaps in writing about so many pirates, Mackenzie Lee has actually become one...because I feel a bit robbed.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - US (18 November 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062982508
- ISBN-13: 978-0062982506
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 99.8 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)