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, 2 June 2017
Review: Mother of Wolves
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Mother of Wolves is one of those books where I had an internal battle of whether I was to round my rating up or down. It’s a solid three-point-five star read, and in the end I decided to round down due to my belief of the rest of the series being capable of offering up solid four star ratings. Many will easily hand over a four star rating for the book, but recently I’m finding it hard to hand out the number of four-star ratings I used to.
Mother of Wolves is a very interesting read, one that pulls you in and leaves you curious as to how everything will come together. The action begins almost instantly and does not let up throughout the book. Every time you think you can stop to take a breather, you’re pulled into a new form of action. Honestly, there really is so much going on throughout this story. It is event after event, and I loved this about the story. Although there is so much going on, you never feel as though there is too much happening. It is action packed without being over the top, enough to keep you engaged throughout without leaving you spiralling out of control.
All of this action takes place in a wonderful fantasy world. This, however, is where I found myself unsure of whether I wanted to round to three or four stars. Whilst the fantasy world was wonderful, I didn’t quite understand it in the way I had wanted to. We had wonderful cultures, we had fantastic mythology, and we had so many things introduced to us – however, I never really understood the world in the way I had been hoping to. It was interesting, yes, but I couldn’t create a solid image in my mind. It was a vivid world, yet it felt like some of the foundations were missing. The heavy lifting happened to quickly, and the little things that help you find your way around were absent. I cannot deny that I really enjoyed the world building, I cannot deny that it was amazing, yet without those solid images in my mind I did feel a little bit lost.
Despite this, as I’ve stated, I really was pulled into the story. Getting to know the characters, in particular, was wonderful. You quickly come to love the main characters, their stories pulling you in. They’re both such amazing characters, and by the end you’re left with numerous questions as to how things will play out for them. You know so much and yet you don’t really know anything at all – just the way it should be when characters are wrapped up in mystery. It really does set you up well for the future books, leaving you excited to read how the characters stories will play out.
Overall, this was a nice introduction to the series. It certainly pulls you in and leaves you excited to see what comes next.
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