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, 14 December 2016

Review: The Sainted

The Sainted: Book 2 of The Departed Series The Sainted by Kristy Cooper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Sainted is the second book in The Departed series, and I think it’s safe to say I enjoyed this one more than the first. Whilst I had a lot of fun with The Departed, there seemed to be that little bit more in The Sainted that left me truly hooked throughout.

The Sainted starts off where The Departed left off, instantly pulling us into the story. I’ll admit that a part of me was annoyed when the information of the last book was reiterated, although I think this is because I went from book one to book two in a very short period of time. Had there been more time between the two, such a thing would not have bothered me. In fact, I know I’m usually grateful for such a thing. Fortunately, this was all done quickly at the very start of the book. A quick recap, if you will.

In terms of the story, things developed quite a lot in this book – a lot more than I’d been expecting, actually. With two perspectives, we get to see two different things that are going on. With Gwen we get to follow the events that are happening inside of the compound, whereas with Mindy we get to see the events going on in the real world. Whilst I favoured Gwen’s perspective – I came to love her in the first book, thus I felt more of a connection to her – I found Mindy’s perspective to be a lot more enjoyable than I’d been expecting. It really was a great way to see the how events were unfolding, allowing us to understand the bigger picture.

I really don’t want to say too much about this one, but a lot does happen. We find out more about the compound, getting to spend time inside where we can watch how things play out. I wasn’t sure how events would unfold, but I was extremely happy with what occurred. I was constantly turning pages to see what would come next, curious as to how things would be resolved. Then there are the events outside of the compound – boy have they set things up for the next book. These events, coupled with the ending, ensure book three will take a very different but equally interesting path.

I cannot wait to see where the third book takes us – I’m super excited to see how things play out.

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