I wanted to love this book because I do love a cozy mystery. This book is meant to be fun, light-hearted, and off the cuff. I understand that a book is intended to take us into a world and allow us to escape reality for a bit, but having to suspend my disbelief for so long made this book unenjoyable. The character development of the Aunties fit the part, and their lack of understanding of American culture was usually the punch line of many jokes. I loved the strong family dynamic and the relatable story of wanting to please our parents but still wanting to do our own thing in life. This made Meddelin (Meddy) a very relatable character, and I loved having her back story with her college boyfriend. The way she reconnected with him seemed a bit odd and another one of those things I had to let go of to enjoy the story.
Dial A for Aunties had some amusing moments, and many “cute” things happened along the way. But the other side of all the crazy stuff happening and how they avoided murder made my brain go on the fritz. It was a good read, but not great. Thankfully, it’s a quick read, so I didn’t feel like I wasted my time reading. It says I kept reading the book, so there must have been something endearing and likable. It was a meh read, and I don’t think I’ll be reading the sequel.
Dial A for Aunties
I wanted to love this book because I do love a cozy mystery. This book is meant to be fun, light-hearted, and off the cuff. I understand that a book is intended to take us into a world and allow ...