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: Opposition

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

Opposition is the final book in the Lux series, and I’m sure many will really enjoy it. Although I found it to be a fun end to the series, I really had expected a little bit more from it. I came to enjoy the series more than I’d initially believed, and was really hoping for the series to end with a real bang.

Opposition reminded me of Opal in quite a few ways, in terms of my enjoyment. There was a lot of action, many things played out, and twists were thrown in. It had the high level of addiction that the rest of the series had, and I found myself constantly curious to see what happened next.

I’ll admit that it wasn’t all plot twists and shock moments. In fact, there were quite a few things I saw coming well in advance. Certain things were overly obvious, with most of these things causing me to roll my eyes. However, there were a number of great moments that I did enjoy. In all honesty, there were a decent number of moments that lived up to my expectations. It’s simply that they were split up by weaker predictable moments, moments that broke up all the action and tension we were experiencing.

Nevertheless, the book does bring things together well. We’ve been building towards an epic ending, and the book makes many attempts to deliver. Things from prior books come back to haunt us in this one, our views on characters will change, and we’ll be pulled all over the place before we reach the end. Although it wasn’t the best ending I have ever read, it does bring things together nicely. It was a decent enough end to the overall series.

However, I’m doubtful as to whether I will read more of the author’s work. Shadows, yes – because I actually am interested in the characters in the novella. The other short stories in this series, no – I feel as though I’m done with the characters, and as I’m not as obsessed as most readers are I feel as though I would do better to spend my time reading other books. If I find some more of the author’s work going cheap, I may buy it, yet she is nowhere near the top of my instant buy list.

Nonetheless, I’m glad I gave the series a read. It kept me entertained for about a week, and that was all I could have asked for.

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