My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Expected Publication August 28th!
Sold on a Monday is a historical fiction set in the 1930s during the Great Depression era. It tells the story of Ellis, a news reporter, looking for his big break. When Ellis snaps a photo of two young books on the side of the road beside a sign that reads “2 children for sale,” he has no idea the chain of events that he has set in motion. What follows is a roller coaster ride of a story that will have you considering how one small choice can change everything in the course of your life.
I very much enjoyed Kristina McMorris’s writing and felt like the book was similar in content to Before We Were Yours (another fabulous book if you have not read it). She had a way of transporting the reader directly into the pages of the book and connecting with the various characters along the way. There is also an underlying love story beyond the main plot that I particularly enjoyed.
I did feel like the beginning of the book was a little bit slow as the characters and the story line developed, and therefore took some time for me to get into it. But the second half of the book was very fast paced and definitely kept me wanting more.
I will say that I felt the book ended sort of abruptly, particularly given the time and attention the author gave to developing the rest of the book. I found it odd that it was so swift to wrap up. And there were some pieces of the story that I didn’t feel added a ton of value. For those who have read it, I was kind of disengaged from the mobster angle and didn’t feel like it ultimately led anywhere. But, let’s be honest, that’s just be being extremely knit picky. Overall, it was a fantastic concept and a great book. It’s your next great historical fiction.
-I received this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Kristina McMorris, and SOURCEBOOKS for the opportunity to review.-