And So It Begins : April's Mini Reviews

Monday, April 25, 2016

Paper Bindings - Mini Reviews

There have been quite a few books that I've liked, or disliked, lately that haven't inspired me to write a lengthy review. But I wanted to say something about the books.

So here is the latest batch of mini reviews:

  • The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel #1) by Sarah MacLean - 5/5 stars
  • Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder - 3/5
  • Rise of the Gryphon (Belador #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love - 4/5

Paper Bindings - ★★★★★ Title: The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel #1) Author: Sarah MacLean
Title: The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel #1)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Release Date: December 29th 2015
Publisher: Avon

I though it was interesting and had a lot of humorous moments. It was a pretty fast read. The characters and their situations were entertaining. Although he was a bit predictable at times and I knew his secret from very, very early on.

RELATED: One Good Earl Deserves A Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels #2)

Paper Bindings - Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
Title: Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Release Date: February 24th 2015
Publisher: Mira

While I didn't hate this book, I didn't love it either. Everything that made Yelena a kickass heroine was absent in this book. She was a strong woman and a fighter before she ever became magically powerful. So I don't understand where this woman went after the last time we saw her in the glass series. Shadow Study probably needed about 100 less pages too. Between that and how slow it got at times, I had to skim read a lot of the book to keep myself from putting it down.

RELATED: Scent of Magic (Healer #2) | Taste of Darkness (Healer #3)

Paper Bindings - Rise of the Gryphons by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
Title: Rise of the Gryphon (Belador #4)
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love
Release Date: July 30th 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books

Rise of the Gryphon was entertaining enough until we got to the big change over/prophecy bit, where the book completely feel on it's spine. Big reveals should be told from the main character's POV and not someone who can rush it along and dump all the backstory details we need to suddenly get where the book has taken us. Also, big changes tend to cause big reactions from the characters involved. Which noticeably did not happen here and completely pulled me from the book. Unfortunately it also made it hard to get back into the story and forced me to question other things I previously ignored.

RELATED: Styxx (Dark Hunters #22) | Son of No One (Dark Hunter #24) | Dragonbane (Dark hunter #25) | Illusion (Chronicles of Nick #5) | Instinct (Chronicles of Nick #6)

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