Review: Kith and Kin

Title: Kith and Kin
Author: Sophie Bowns
Published: 2016
Page Count: 108
Rating: 3/5

I received this book from the author in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

Kith and Kin follows an eighteen year old named John McGrath. He works for a cotton mill with a horrible boss and barely gets any food. He works there with his best friend Caine Davies who is a great motivator in that he tells John that times will get better. And they certainly do. John gets a new job as a tailor’s assistant and meets the love of his life, Maira MacWilliams. But life is still a struggle and it is still difficult to make ends meet.

When I started reading this book, I was instantly hooked. I love reading books that take me back to time that I’m not familiar with and it feels like I am there with the characters. John is such a hard worker even before he meets Maria and he would do anything to keep her happy. Caine is an amazing friend and anybody that says they have a friend like him, I would consider to be blessed. But Maira is not a character that I enjoyed. She seemed very selfish in a way that she didn’t care what John would think or how her words and actions would affect him until after they were already said or done. And it wasn’t like she would just do it one time, she did it almost always. One thing that bothered me with the writing style, was that the sentences would end so abruptly. I would be reading about something and then all of a sudden the next sentence was in a different setting or even a different day and that got very confusing. Also, the ending was so fast and again, ended so quickly and suddenly and I felt that there was suppose to be more.

There were a lot of grammatical errors that bothered me but other than that, I thought this was a solid read. I quite enjoyed it. It’s only $1.33 on Amazon so if this sounds like something you would enjoy, I would check it out!


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