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.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Review: Opal

Opal Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Opal, the third book in the Lux series, was another solid four-star rating. Now that we have an idea of where the series is heading, things really are coming together so well. The tentatively I’d been feeling from book was completely eradicated by the time I reached the end of this book.

Honestly, so much comes out in this book. We get to meet new people, we get more facts, and things really do push the series forward. If I were to pick which of the first three books was my favourite, I would pick this one. Opal really does push us deeper into the series, opening us up to so many things. With all that happens, we not only find out more about the world but our opinions of characters also starts to change. Things that play out have us questioning what is to come, who can be trusted, leaving us wanting so much more.

As with the prior books, however, I’m still not invested in the romance. All the lovey stuff that happened in this one left me rolling my eyes in annoyance, if I’m honest. With everything that is going on, the last thing I care about is the romance between the two. It felt awkward and forced to me, completely unnecessary. I understand the occasionally snuggle – hell, I get the science behind the arousal the events would lead to – but it really did feel as though it was start to demand more attention than it deserved. This is, of course, influenced by my dislike of the romantic element of this story – even if I did enjoyed it, though, I fear I would have felt as though it was too much.

The main thing, though, is that ending. It’s the kind of ending which forces you to dive straight into the next book. You cannot ignore what happened, you cannot take a break and pick up another series – you need to know what comes next.

A wonderful ending to leave you jumping into book four.

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