28 thoughts on “Righteous by Joe Ide

  1. It’s always a bit disappointing when a sequel doesn’t quite deliver. Sometimes our expectations for it might be too high, which has happened to me once or twice. But more often than not it usually is because the original is so very good it’s hard to come up with something that is just as good. Still this one sounds like it had all the ingredients but just fell short. I won’t be reading this one as I’m not really big on detective type stories in the first place. Nonetheless your review was great as always😊

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    1. Yep. I wouldn’t even call it expectations really. It just seemed like it could’ve been tightened up better so that some of the more important things to character development had more… well… importance. I actually think I saw this book on your TBR on Goodreads hahaha If you do ever try this trilogy out, I hope you’ll have a good time, sir. 😉

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  2. Oooh, i loved this review! This series has been on my wishlist forever. Never really seen it mentioned before. So yay 🙂
    I’m curious about all those references… i would imagine most of it will fly right over my head. Haha 😀

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  3. Sounds like the author took a chance on the multiple POV and it just didn’t work that well. Hopefully things get better in the next book😊 Thanks for a thorough review, as always!

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  4. I am really feeling like a thriller at the moment, but the multiple POV comments you made put me off this one a bit – as much as I love anything Sherlock Holmes related. I don’t like when the story jumps around too much – like you said, it leaves it all feeling a bit underdeveloped. Second books are so hard to get right!

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    1. That’s the exact feeling I had with this one, and with it having two timelines (past and present), it can get quite confusing too. I can tolerate multiple POV… normally.. but this is one of those rare times where it just didn’t click. Hope you do find a thriller worth checking out though. The first book, IQ, could be something worth trying though. I had a fun time with that one. 😀

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    1. Yep, it was an unexpected story arc for the protagonist, although it held so much promise. Blurb even mentions that Isaiah might face someone à la Moriarty… That is bound to raise my expectations by 2000%! 😀 Thank you!

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  5. Uh, I think the banter being buried among all the other stuff would be my main disappointment, plus the multiple POVs- they can sometimes mess things up. Especially when you are taken to a character so much, all you really want it more of them!
    Interesting review! 🙂

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    1. Oh yes, there’s just too much going on in this one. It should have focused a bit more on IQ and his brother’s story. The love story wasn’t too much to my taste either. I still look forward to the third and final book. So far it’s pretty good! 😀 Thanks for reading, Liz!

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  6. Sounds like the series is off to a shaky start. The sequel is like the second season of a TV series; a possibility of not being continued, i.e., cancelled. However, it is cheaper to write a lukewarm book series than to continue production of a mediocre TV series.

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