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.
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Review: An Education in Royalty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I admit that there were moments in this read where I considered giving three stars – but, in the end, such a thing would have been an injustice. I was addicted, pulled in to the point where I finished it in one sitting.
I admit the book has some of the clichés you will have seen before. The vampire-human romance, based upon initial dislike. The assassin and target falling in love. These are oldies, but they are goodies when they’re done right. Tempting the Flesh (also known as 'An Education in Royalty') does it right. You’re pulled into the story, and despite knowing how it will all play out you find yourself worried that a twist of fate will prevent the ending you want. Thus, you’re stuck with crossed fingers as you work through the story.
Honestly, if you enjoy a good paranormal romance this book is for you. It’s a short read and has everything you want.
You have action. You have romance. You have characters you want to know more about. If the truth is to be known, I’m disappointed it was such a short read. I could imagine this being turned into something much longer, with an entire series coming from these characters. Hell, it’s still a possibility. It would be a different kind of story, but I would love to see it. I found myself more attached to the characters than I imagined I would. In the past, I’ve found such a thing is often missed when books are of this length – somethings the author fails to make them real enough, they fail to leave me rooting for them – yet there is no such issue here.
I liked and disliked characters in equal measures. I found myself annoyed at the main character at times, but such a thing only worked to make her more real (even if it was through me wanting to bang her head off a wall for her actions).
Honestly, I could say so much. Unfortunately, I find such a thing difficult with stories of this length. I always find myself to close to spoilers. In fact, such happens no matter the length of a book when I’m surprised. And this one certainly surprised me. I went in not expecting much – freebies on Amazon are so often a hit and miss – only to be given something I thoroughly enjoyed.
There’s no doubt that I will be looking into the author’s other work.
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