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, 30 October 2016
Review: A Dragon's Destiny
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I hate being the first person to give a book a negative review, especially when I’m giving a one star rating. Unfortunately, such a thing happens occasionally – and this is one of those occasions.
I wanted to enjoy this one, I really did. There were so many aspects to the story, leaving it with a great promise. Multiple timelines. Deities. Destiny. Dragons. The last one always gets me – I love dragon stories. Who doesn’t love a good dragon story? For me, though, even the promise of the dragons couldn’t bring me to finish the book.
I kept picking it up, reading a bit and putting it back down. I tried extremely hard. At one point, I read around thirty percent in one sitting – and yet my mind wandered the entire time. I wasn’t pulled into the story – it was as though we were being told what was happening, rather than really feeling it happening. I didn’t care about the characters – they just seemed to be there and I didn’t really care much for what was happening with them. The storyline didn’t flow as well as I had hoped for – it wasn’t just the changing between timelines, even within the chapters I was finding myself unsure of what was going on. The way in which the story was told felt disjointed – things just didn’t seem to come together in the way they should have.
It had promise, but I simply wasn’t enjoying myself. Considering how many advance read books I have sitting on my Kindle, I just couldn’t finish this one. I don’t have the time to continue reading something I am not enjoying.
Sadly, this one simply wasn’t for me.
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