The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
This was the first book, I read off mine and Ellie’s swap five books thing we are doing, and I really enjoyed it. I have a few issues with it, but there are not many books I give a 10/10. It was fun book to read, it did not belong to a straight foreword formula, and although I could predict the destination of the story, I could not predict how it it would get there. I had a feeling of teaching my truth, though lies which reminded me a little of my love of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
I had some issues with the suspension of disbelief at certain points, and a to sum extends the timescale. The books skips over huge chunks of time, where we are supposed to believe nothing interesting happened, and characters did not develop at all.
I also wish some of the characters where a little more deeply developed.
Most of my issues stem from the second half of the book, it was in a rush to get where it was going, and took some giant leaps to get there, which left me a little unsatisfied.
None the less, it was fun, and exciting to read, and you could form an easy attachment to the good willed nature of many of the characters.