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.
Friday, 16 December 2016
Review: All Jazzed Up
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Truthfully, I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to feel about this book. At first I wasn’t really pulled in, but once the story gripped me I found myself unable to put it down.
It starts off with a bang, a scene that leaves us expecting a lot of mystery and suspense. A female gets a flat tire, followed by being attacked, before things can go too far the attacker is gone. It left me with questions. Who was the female? Who was the attacker? Who saved her? Why was she the victim? All of the questions that entered my mind in the prologue, however, were pretty much answered in the first chapter. It turns out we weren’t to have a book of tracking down who was to blame for the attack – we were going to have a book about revenge. Well, a plot line about revenge. I wasn’t entirely sure how I felt about this, as it didn’t really pull me in the way I had expected it to. In fact, even as this aspect of the story progressed I was never really pulled into it as much as I had hoped to be.
Fortunately, the other side of the story pulled me in. A faked marriage between friends, with hidden emotions that they’re unwilling to act upon at first. It’s a bit of a clichéd story; however, if done correctly such a storyline is a lot of fun. With this, it’s done right. Yes, it’s clear from the start where things are going. You know from the get-go how things will end, who feels what, and where the truth can be found. However, watching the interactions play out is wonderful. Even though you know how things are going to end, you’re pulled in and left questioning how everything will come together.
Truthfully, my favourite part of this book was the dialogue. There’s so much entertainment to be had. There are so many amusing characters to be found in this book, with there being many wonderful lines. I often found myself giggling unexpectedly because of what characters were saying. Honestly, some of the lines were truly wonderful. Without a doubt, it left me enjoying the characters so much. The voices, the amusing conversations, made the occasional dull moments that little less boring. Not that there were many of these moments – it simply wasn’t the non-stop action I had been anticipating.
Overall, though, I had fun with this one. It’s left me hopeful of what the next book will give us, and I cannot wait to read more of the amusing conversations.
As a final note, I’d like to thank the author for allowing me to advance read this one.
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