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.
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Review: Dragon's Awakening
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Anyone who has read a few of my reviews on fantasy books will notice one thing – I love dragons. Those who know me in real life know I take this a step further and am more than willing to pretend my bearded dragons are actual mythical creatures and I’m some all-powerful ruler who will one day get revenge on the world. Yes, I live in a fantasy world, yet it shows one thing – I love dragons.
Thus, Dragon’s Awakening appealed to be instantly.
In fact, I went in with quite high expectations. Dragons can do no wrong, so I was sure I would be won over. Plus, the story sounded really interesting. Although I found this to be an enjoyable read, it wasn’t quite all I had been expecting. It was enjoyable, but a part of me had been hoping for something more.
I think the biggest thing for me in relation to the wanting of more, was in regards to the speed of this one. Things felt rather slow to me at times, there were many occasions where I felt like skimming scenes in the hope that things would pick up and things would start to move quicker. It wasn’t that this book was slow throughout, there were just more slow parts than speedy parts. I’m hoping this is a reflection of how this is a first book, and how there was a lot of information being given, and my fingers are crossed things move faster in the future books.
I think another thing that caught me off guard was the age group this book was aimed at. Although this is young adult, I felt as though it was the lower end of young adult. I know there’s a big divide about what quantifies as young adult and whether you can split it up into smaller groups, but I’m a firm believer that even within the bracket of young adult you can break things down. When I do read young adult it tends to be those that are starting to lean towards new adult, my preference of choice, and reading something that felt closer to middle grade and new adult caught me off guard. This, however, is just a reflection of my personal reading preferences.
As a whole, this was a fun start to Sean Fletcher’s Heir of Dragons series, and I’m sure there are plenty of fun things to come in the future of the series.
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