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: Origin

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

My feelings towards Origin are quite complicated. Some parts of the book I really enjoyed, other parts of the book I really hated. As with the first book in the series, this is a three-point-five star read rounded up to four stars. In comparison to the first book, I enjoyed it more; however, when I compare it to books two and three, this one was a bit of a disappointment.

I’ll start with the good.

There really were some great moments in this one. Book three left us on the edge of our seats, and we’re instantly thrown into the world for answers. The events that play out in reaction to the ending of book three make for great reading. In particular, we get to find out even more about this world. In fact, many new possibilities are opened up. We have lots of questions, yes, but things slowly come to light.

Honestly, I really have enjoyed the way the world has slowly developed since the first book. The details have grown stronger, new things are constantly introduced. The things introduced in this book were probably my favourite detail, but that’s just me.

Now with the things I enjoyed a lot less.

As you would expect from my reviews of the prior books, it is the romance. It is more than just my dislike of the couple, however. For me, this story was broken up far too often by the characters being unable to control their lust. It gets boring extremely fast. I get it – young love, emotions running high because of the events, and all the other clich├ęs that influence their need to constantly grab each other – but I really could have done without. I wanted the details of what was happening outside of their bedroom eyes, I did not want the focus to be upon the romance. It just felt like far too much.

I really am trying to deal with the romance – I’m accepting it as part of the overall story, and I try not to let it influence my enjoyment of the books too much – yet I couldn’t help it with this one. It really was far too much for me. I enjoy romance, but it wasn’t needed to such a degree with this story.

Overall, I liked where this one promises to take us, but I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I had wanted to.

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