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, 20 July 2016
Review: My Fair Assassin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
That’s it; I’m officially caught up with C.J. Anaya’s work.
When I found the first three books in The Healer series in a Goodreads giveaway, I was intrigued. Intrigued enough to join her mailing list and then her advance read time. My first introduction to her work was through Marry Your Billionaire. It was a surprisingly wonderful read. I say surprising, because I don’t usually enjoy romances as much as I enjoyed that book. I then went on to read the first three of The Healer books, and I’m now anxiously awaiting the final book in the series. I’ve also read her other short stories. My Fair Assassin spent all this time sitting on my Kindle. It was accidental, though. I have so much stuff on there that things often slip down my reading list and I focus upon other reads. I finally worked around to it, though.
As with all of her other work, My Fair Assassin is a great read. It’s short and sweet, meaning there are some clichés to be seen. However, with stories that are a mere handful of pages long, I can accept such a thing. The important aspect was that the story was enjoyable and the characters great.
Anaya has a way with words, you see. The story is quickly brought to life, with the characters jumping out of the page. This was but a handful of pages, yet I found myself loving the interaction of the characters. In fact, I would gladly read more about these characters. Actually, the same is true about the world she created. We’re merely given brief information, yet I can imagine entire stories being created out of what we’re told about the fae world. Honestly, I’m so down for a full-length novel to come from this.
Overall, a great read. I highly suggest you sign up to C.J. Anaya’s mailing list. All of her work is wonderful, plus you’ll get a copy of this little beauty. I promise you won’t regret the choice!
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