I really liked this one. I went in blind based on some list recommendation and was not disappointed. The family dynamic between the main character and her sister was really endearing. And this was a much funnier book than I would have thought it would be at first glance. Overall, I enjoyed it and would suggest for anyone wanting a quick, dark, sometimes humorous read.
Set I'm Nigeria, Treasure is obsessed with her Instagram account. The goal is 5,000 followers, getting that blue tick and becoming an influencer.
It just takes one post to pose a threat to the whole dream, just one tiny mistake on one single post and the cards can come tumbling down.
As long as you delete it fast, its going to be OK. Right?
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It was a quick listen. I was slightly disappointed/ hoping it ended a bit different. But overall I did enjoy it. My drive to and from the doc office was a little over 3 hours so…. It was perfect!
How far does the bond and loyalty of sisterhood stretch? Korede has helped her sister, Ayoola, dispose of the bodies of her last 3 boyfriends and she is fed up. Especially now that Ayoola has her eyes on the doctor that Korede has a crush on at work. Who will she choose to protect in this dangerous game? Can she save them both or does one‘s survival depend on the sacrifice of the other? dark satire for sure, quick read, very entertaining
37/22I enjoyed this book about murder and sisters, it was as witty as it was dark. I was listening to it and it felt like it ended very abruptly because I wasn‘t paying attention to how far along it was. But I actually quite liked that. I didn‘t know how it would end but I felt satisfied when it did. #booked2022 #authorborninafrica (Braithwaite was born in Lagos). #192025 #2018
I liked the format of the short chapters. The story was compelling, but I supposed I wanted more buildup to the ending. I was finding it hard to believe there would ever be a future for Korede and Tade after Ayoola, so in a sense it was predictable. Would really like to see a follow up book to this!
Plane reading! I was breathless finishing this read. Not sure how I feel about the end -- I think I love it -- but I would definitely recommend! Helped my flight zip by. 🛩
Ayoola's boyfriends have a nasty habit of ending up dead. Totally not her fault. Unfortunately she gets that look in her eye again when she sees Korede's work crush.
Great fun, reading about Ayoola's antics and how Korede deals with the fallout.
This has been on my TBR pile for a while, I wanted a quick, gripping read...this didn't disappoint. I was frustrated, anxious, confused, angry as Korede's emotions jump off every page as she deals with her little sister Ayoola and her murderous ways. How far would you go to protect a family member?
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My Sister, the Serial Killer is a quick read and for the first ¾ of it, I was fully invested. Some things were revealed or simply occurred in that last quarter that I just didn‘t enjoy.
My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3648620346
This book was so much fun I immediately recommended it to three people. I didn‘t realize how much I missed the vignette style until I started this book, and it fits so well. The perfect palette cleanser after the others I‘ve finished today!
Read my full review here: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/my-sister-the-serial-killer.
Reading buddies pic 🖤Interesting book. It did not end the way I thought it would. The complications of siblings, self esteem, and the realization of human behavior come through in this book. Aspects of this book reminds me of the complicated relationships I have with siblings and pretty privilege is a real thing. Solid 8/10. I finally finished but it can be a weekend read. #poc #woc #serialkiller #ladykiller #Lagos
Loved this little book. What a great story, and you never quite knew how it would turn out. Like all great books leaves you wanting more. A recommended read.
3rd book finished for #ReadingAfrica2022 #Nigeria
9th book finished for 2022 and #JumpStart2022
Finally I listened to the audiobook. It was on my TBR list for quiet some time.
It took me some time to get adjusted with the writing style. The story started with some disjointed incidents/informations. I honestly felt bored at the beginning. But soon the story started to pick up the pace and things became interesting.
Saying anything else will be a spoiler.
For me this book is ⭐️⭐️⭐️ as it has some flaws of it‘s own.
Trying to get to a different country each week for #ReadingAfrica2022. This week I am aiming to get to Nigeria by reading this highly acclaimed book.
I was surprised how short it is. Looking forward to this one.
A great debut from this author.
Korede is a nurse who is good at her job, she takes no nonsense and is a meticulously clean and good worker.
Her sister Ayoola is beautiful, shallow and a serial killer, she can‘t help herself from killing every man she has a romantic involvement with.
Korede spends her days dealing with her sisters messes, until the day she has to choose between what‘s right and her family.
Fast paced, dark but also funny!
#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Sweet But Psycho, which is a song my husband really relates to... hmmm...
So I immediately thought of poor Korede's psycho sister, Ayoola. Ayoola is gorgeous and the men she dates ignore the signs that she's anything but perfect. It's hard to even feel bad for them if they are that clueless.
Not exactly what I was expecting but not too bad. Well paced and a decent length. Any longer and I would have lost interest though.
This is the story of two Nigerian sisters. The eldest (our protagonist) is an average looking no-nonsense nurse that‘s seriously good at cleaning up messes. The other is a gorgeous, flirty serial killer. Themes including beauty, socioeconomic status and sibling bonds are explored satirically with dark humor. The chapters are short, and well written. I really enjoyed this debut from Braithwaite. Also, how great is this cover!? 💚
I found this good, but not great.
The older-younger sister dynamics is brilliantly captured, and, as an older sister myself, I can relate to many aspects of Korede and Ayoola's relationship.
But the plot was somewhat predictable after a while, and, even though the super short chapters made for a quick read, many times I just didn't feel like going on.