These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Review: Night's Caress
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I saw the synopsis of Night’s Caress, I knew I needed to read this one. It sounded like something I would love, offering some of my favourite things – namely the FBI and vampires. Of course, I was excited to dive in.
Despite being the first book in The Ancients series, I did not realise this series is actually a spinoff of the Biting Love series. Due to this, there were quite a few things throughout the book that did not resonate with me as strongly as I would have liked. This book works perfectly fine as an introduction to the new series, but I feel like I would have understood certain things – references, characters, and relationships – had I read the Biting Love series. In fact, having now read Night’s Caress, I’m interested in going and giving the Biting Love series a read.
If I am being completely honest, this book didn’t grab me as much as I had expected at the start. It took me a few chapters before I was pulled into the story, but once it grabbed hold of me I found it impossible to put down. Although there were a few things I was not completely content with – certain things that had me thinking it wouldn’t be a four star rating – I found these things were small when compared to how much I enjoyed the majority of the book.
My main issue with the book was the speed at which the characters fell in love, the speed at which the relationship moved. I’m someone who enjoys a slow burning story, who enjoys watching as things slowly come together. Although the speed at which the romantic elements of the story progressed in this one makes sense as details are shared, I was still a bit disappointed. It is, however, a personal preference. I did enjoy the romance between the two characters – I simply wasn’t a fan of the speed at which it moved.
I did love the characters, though. They were both so enjoyable, and I adored the interaction between the two of them. I felt a wide range of both positive and negative emotions towards them, and this helped me to love them even more. I became truly invested in their lives, wanting more.
I really enjoyed the storyline, too. Although the mystery element of it wasn’t huge, there was enough to keep you entertained. Plus, more and more elements were introduced throughout. The biggest element of this story reached a fun conclusion, but certain details were left open to leave you interested in what happens next – there being a continuing story I am excited to see play out.
Without a doubt, I’m interested in picking up the next book. I had so much fun with this one and I cannot wait to read more.
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