Macdeath - Cindy Brown

I felt like such a fool. Another Shakespearean concept. He wrote about two kinds of fools, though. There were the fools who were really wise, like Lear's fool, and then there were the poor deluded suckers like Duncan who believed in friends who killed them in their sleep. So which was I?

This book had humor, drama (well of course, they are doing The Scottish Play after all), some suspense, and a really likeable main character. I liked Ivy (Olive) from the beginning and never stopped rooting for her to be right about everything that was going on. I liked that not only was she funny but she also had some difficult things in her past that she had not yet completely worked through. Reading about her was a blast.


Now reading about some of the supporting characters wasn't such a blast (especially when everyone but Ivy's brother turned against her). I really liked Ivy's uncle until his behavior did a 180 and he said something to Ivy that I felt was completely out of character for him. Basically when everyone started treating Ivy like garbage is when I got a bit frustrated with this book. But when everything was revealed at the end I wasn't as frustrated any more.


I liked that there was some action and suspense at the end. I wasn't altogether satisfied with who was behind everything and why they did it but there isn't much I can do about that. I really did enjoy where Ivy ended up at the end and I am really looking forward to reading more of this series. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.