Friday, February 17, 2017

Review: Look to the Stars

Look to the Stars Look to the Stars by Catherine Wilson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this eBook for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I wanted to get into this one so much! There was a strong female character and yet, I still couldn't. The world wasn't constructed enough for me to get into. The first five chapters are trying to set a hook that didn't stick with me because if I hadn't read the summary I would never have known that this was a fantasy world at all for quite a few chapters!!

The prose is elegant and there are some beautiful scenes, but the visuals I was getting kept flip flopping between an ancient Chinese folk tale, a Victorian Steampunk thriller, and a disturbing game of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys set in a dystopian future. I just couldn't settle into something solid, and I lost my connection with the fantasy world which in turn loses me from the story. I just didn't get into it. Just because it's fantasy doesn't meant that it can't be believable, or stable, because at moments I thought I was reading a historical romance and at others a dystopian YA folk tale. I'm not even really sure how to classify this for my shelves!

All in all, this could be a good series and I may give it a try again when the next book comes out - I really enjoyed Brave - like I said she was great character, it was what was around her that was losing me.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review: 14

14 14 by Peter Clines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm gonna write this as a short one - I read The Fold first and was a little confused by the people at the end - SPOILER ALERT - they're in here! I liked this one better than The Fold, and both were completely different than I expected them to be!!!!

I fell in love with Nate and Veek - they were exactly what I expected them to be. I get the coy little references now to Tim and understand who exactly was the patchwork "Frankenstein" now. I recommend reading this one first - but if you enjoyed the crazy ride in the last bit of The Fold you will love this one too!

Excellent from Peter Clines as always! If you haven't read the 'Ex' series, start it now! It was great fun too!

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