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, 5 June 2018

Review: Foxlowe

Foxlowe Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I’m extremely weak willed when books are on offer, and on multiple occasions Eleanor Wasserberg’s Foxlowe begged me to place it into an offer. The first couple of times I picked a different book instead, but I finally caved and added Foxlowe to my basket. After all, it kept grabbing my attention, so it made sense for me to give it a try.

I really did want to enjoy Foxlowe, it had so much potential, and other reviews I have read left me with the belief this would be the kind of book I would enjoy. I love a good cult book, where it looks at the brainwashing and gives us an insight into the darkness that occurs, and such was what others had me believing I would receive with this. Unfortunately, I do not feel as though I received such a read.

Although the cult element is present within the book, although bad things do happen, I feel as though the book was not very clear and never really went into the depth it could have. We seemed to bounce around too much, barely touching upon the truly dark moments, and nothing seemed to have the depth I would have liked. There was potential, yet it never went as deep as it could have. I kept waiting for us to reach the point where I was sucked in, and each time it seemed as though such would happen we were flung into a different part of the story. I don’t think the writing style helped much, either, as it wasn’t something I could get into.

In truth, I wanted to be generous and give this a two-star rating, as it was an interesting concept. However, it was not executed well enough for me to give it such a rating – thus, it’s a one-point-five-star rating rounded down. I really had been hoping for so much more from this one.

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