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Arc Book Review | IQ by Joe Ide

The plot for this book fascinated me enough to request it from Netgalley, and while I think it shows a promising start to a new series, I did not connect with the story.screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-12-13-45-pmThe premise and location of this book is what interested me the most about this book, and the fact that the character of IQ has been described as a take on a Sherlock Holmes. I love Sherlock Holmes. He’s one of the best detectives, in my opinion. So knowing that, I was really looking forward to this book.

My main problem with the book is that the author jumps around in the story a lot, following two plot lines—one in 2005 and the other set in 2013—which just confused the story for me. I found myself skipping over one story to continue on with the other, and that is not good. I think the story would have gone better if they had been separate books. If Joe Ide had just focused on one plot line and fleshed that out, and maybe created a short story out of the other, I think I would have liked this book more.

Overall, I think this book has promise, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

My rating: 2/5 stars

*I received an arc copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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