The Crescent Spy

3/5 stars

The Crescent Spy by Michael Wallace

I was in the mood for some good historical fiction, and The Cres….

Zzzzzz. Zzzzzz. Zzzzzz…

Oh, sorry. Fell asleep.

Like I was saying–I wanted to read some engaging historical fiction. The Cres…cent Ss…p…….yyy…

Zzzzz. Zzzzzz. Snort. Zzzzz….

[Jolts awake, disoriented. Wipes drool from cheek]

Dang, it happened again.

I guess I can’t even write about this one without being bored out of my mind.

That’s probably not entirely fair. The story has promise, and there are many very good reviews. Maybe I was just in a cynical mood while reading The Crescent Spy. There is a strong female heroine in a time period when women were not supposed to be strong, and I like that. It’s a Civil War story that re-imagines navy battles on the Mississippi. I haven’t read anything like that before, so that was cool. The content is clean, and I like that too.

But the exciting parts weren’t exciting. The intrigue wasn’t intriguing. The tension wasn’t…tight?

So I’m calling it boring. But don’t let that stop you if you’re interested, maybe you’ll find more there that I did. If you do, I’d love to hear about it.

Happy Reading!

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