Thursday, May 15, 2014

Book #7: City of the Sun by Juliana Maio

Love, espionage, and power amid the shifting sands of 1941 Cairo is how the book’s back jacket description starts off.
Yes, the book is about all of the above.  Sadly, not enough to make it worth my recommend. 

I persevered, read from start to finish.  The love story caught my attention, as I am a romantic at heart, unfortunately my interested weaned from there.

Juliana Maio, Egyptian born, describes the city of Cairo in such vivid, bold descriptive wording that you feel as if you are there.  You see the colors, smell the odors and sweat with the heat. I wish I could say the storyline gave me the same imaginary and feelings. 

What have you read lately?