Play the Fool by Lina Chern
Published: March 28, 2023
Genre: Friendship Fiction
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Lina Chern has been published in Mystery Weekly, The Marlboro Review, the Bellingham Review, Rhino, The Collagist, Black Fox Literary magazine, and the Coil. She lives in the Chicago area with her family. Play the Fool is her debut novel.
“Everything was going to be fine.”
Katie is trying to figure out what she is good at. What will make her family take her seriously. She’s a talented tarot card reader. But her family would never see that as anything serious. When Katie befriends another woman who works at the same mall, Marley, she is drawn to Marley’s judgment-free attitude. Friendship is hard.
This book was so good! I loved how tarot cards were used in this book and how Katie visualized different cards when she processed things.
Katie was such a fantastic character. I loved her immediately. She is loyal and doing her best. I enjoyed watching her come into her own. Jamie was a great character, solid and true, and he was the perfect opposite of Katie. Their chemistry was fantastic.
I loved how emotion was used in this story. There was a perfect balance between humor and drama, which worked seamlessly to bring this story to life.
This is a fantastic debut; the writing is witty and clever, and the story is beautifully unique. This story sucks you in, and the more you read, the harder to put down this book becomes.
I enjoyed the storyline of this novel; the build-up and ending were so well done. This was such a fantastic read. I look forward to the next story Lina creates.