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.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Review: Witch's Brew
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I really feel as though I’m part of the minority with this one. A lot of people seem to enjoy this book, yet I couldn’t really get into it. I tried – oh, I tried so hard – but in the end, I couldn’t finish it.
I admit that such a thing is rare for me, but it does occasionally happen. I’m also trying to force a new rule onto myself: to stop reading books I’m not enjoying. Since joining BookBub the number of books on my Kindle has boomed. There are now over a thousand books sitting on there, simply because I cannot ignore the word ‘free’. I’ve forced my way through a number I’ve not enjoyed, and that needs to end. If I’m not enjoying it, I need to move on to something else.
Thus, Witch’s Brew became the first book to experience the new rule.
I cannot really place my finger on the specific thing that prevented me from enjoying the story. What I read felt far too much like every other young adult book on the market – you know what I mean, the whole special snowflake and forbidden love interest shebang. I can deal with this, though. However, to want to continue the story needs something that really shines. I worked through a decent percentage of the story, but nothing overly wonderful was appearing. There wasn’t that extra ‘wow’ factor. Moreover, I never really came to enjoy the voice of the story.
Sadly, this one was not for me. I’m sure it appeals to many others, yet I couldn’t bring myself to finish this one.
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