Goodreads Book Blurb:
***Thanks to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for an eARC of this book. The following review is my honest reflection on the text provided.
I appreciated this unique take on medieval crime fiction. I don’t really know anything about astrology, so I can’t speak to the ‘validity’ of the details used in Hunting the Wren to move the story along. However, the idea of using astrology to predict the actions of criminals was certainly interesting, even if it was highly unbelievable. I’m sure many people get something out of practising astrology – it wouldn’t be so prevalent in our common lexicon if they didn’t – but having minute details of a person’s daily life be predictable by a good astrologer seems an incredibly large plothole to overcome.
I could probably overcome these logical hurdles if the writing had been better. Unfortunately, the characters, setting, and action all felt superficial; the story moved along without enough details or emotions to make me care what would happen next.
Overall, this was an average read made more interesting with the addition of astrology as a crime solving technique. Perhaps with less reliance on astrology and more complex characters this could have been a more captivating read.
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