Challenge twelve: the book that became a movie in 2018!
This Challenge was a struggle, but we are making our way up, slowly but surely! And now we are telling you all of our thoughts on Jason Matthew’s book ” Red Sparrow”.
We are almost halfway through the challenge and, obviously, if you missed any of our book reviews, you can check it here.
And now the book…
In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole.
Spies have long relied on the “honey trap,” whereby vulnerable men and women are intimately compromised. Dominika learns these techniques of “sexpionage” in Russia’s secret “Sparrow School,” hidden outside of Moscow. As the action careens between Russia, Finland, Greece, Italy, and the United States, Dominika and Nate soon collide in a duel of wills, tradecraft, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but those of others as well. As secret allegiances are made and broken, Dominika and Nate’s game reaches a deadly crossroads. Soon one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.
— J —
I freaking love this book! It was so engaging, especially at the end! So engaging that I stayed up late at night to finish the whole book.
Jason Matthews, I have to say, created a well-plotted espionage thriller thanks to his experience of being a spy with the CIA for many years.
The only weakness of the whole novel is that Matthews portraits the Americans as the good guys and the Russians as the evil ones. But other than that, I think this is a great read.
Obviously, after reading the whole book, I am looking forward to seeing the movie (maybe after posting this review).
Okkkkkkk guys! I think by now you are now familiar with what is coming next!
The winner for the Challenge number 13 is………
“Reflection: A Twisted Tale” by Elizabeth Lim for “a book you picked blindfolded” challenge!
Who doesn’t love a Disney? What’s better than a retelling of a Disney classic? Can’t wait for you, guys, to read this book too!
We are so excited, that we are starting the book right now!
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