Book Reviews of Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow, Bk 1)

Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow, Bk 1)
Red Sparrow - Red Sparrow, Bk 1
Author: Jason Matthews
ISBN-13: 9781501168918
ISBN-10: 1501168916
Publication Date: 2/20/2018
Pages: 576
Edition: Media Tie-In
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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If you like spy thrillers, this is an unbelievably good one. Contemporary, detailed, highly suspenseful with interesting characters and plot.
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The beginning grabbed me right away, I was pulled into the lives of Dominika and Nash. It was a more slow pace to start, which I liked because it eased me into some very heavy reading. After the two meet the book really takes off and I was taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions. There were moments in the book that I was cheering them on and then the next I was raging against one of them for being asinine. The many other characters beef up the story. The author peppers a variety of evil and good men and woman throughout the storyline that creates an almost dizzying affect for me. I couldn't tell most of the time who were the good guys and who were the bad guys! Which means I was staying up late just to read one more page that turned into one more chapter!

As a bonus, at the end of each chapter was a little recipe for something one of the characters ate. I did mark a few to try just because the way the author described the savory meal made my mouth water.

The author's expertise is very prevalent in his writing. As I was reading, I wondered if his career with the CIA was as exciting as Nash's. This was definitely not a book I would have picked up just out of the blue, but I am so glad I did. The ending of this book is really just the beginning and left me craving to read the next!
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Interesting. I found myself wondering what the purpose or goal of the story was at the end of the book. It was about the lives of Russian spies, American spies, their handlers and how to recruit spies. There didn't seem to be any real action in the government from what these spies brought to the table. I wasn't sure if I missed something or not. Interesting tactic used in throughout the story but nothing really came of it at the end.
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I enjoyed this book very much and can't wait to read the sequel. I am also curious to see how the hollywood mavens treated the text.
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Great. Book