Tuesday, December 21, 2021

In Every Mirror She's Black by Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Rating: 3 of 5 stars 
Pages: 416 pages
Published: September 2021

I had such high hopes for In Every Mirror She's Black by Lola Akinmade Åkerström. I really wanted to like it. A story about three Black women living in Sweden all connected by one wealthy, white Swedish man. Kemi, a successful marketing executive, Brittany a beautiful former model now flight attendant, and Muna a poor refugee whose entire family was killed in her home country. 

The book starts off strong with detailed character development. Even the characters you love to hate (read: Brittany) are emotional-provoking and memorable. The book as a decent pace. I think it was a little slow in parts but not anything that prohibited me from finishing the book. However, the ending was very abrupt, and while I don't have to have a happy ending, I'd like to at least have one. It almost seemed as though the author didn't know where to go or how to end the novel. 

Recommendation: This book left me wanting more. I think the author is talented, and I think I would try another book of hers, but this wasn't the one for me. If someone makes it a movie, maybe that will be more compelling. 

Until next time ... Read on!

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