You just have to love this time of year. And yes, there is a lot of sarcasm in that statement. Allergy time is upon us all I am sure, sadly mine are year round so they just get a little worse right now. It just means I get to curl up with books more often, because I am so not going outside with all the pollen and plant ickiness. Yes, I said ickiness. I am such a wordsmith. Haha.
So I have a new review for you all. I have three books I am working on, and I finished the first one last night. It was a struggle. So let me get right to it...
Book Title: Apple
Author: R.A. Black
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)
Alright so I am going to get right to this. I just could not get into this book. I love gothic romances and gothic horror, but this was just not my cup of tea. When I have to force myself to read something there is a problem. I could not get engaged from the get go and that is something a book needs to do for me. If I am struggling in the first couple of chapters, I understand. Sometimes the story starts slow. This one, however, just never got me hooked. That actually made it hard for me to get through the whole book.
I am not sure if my struggles were due to the book not being geared toward me or the story itself. I wish that I could give this book a better review. The characters, Apple and Skye, they were just not fully developed for me. I also had a hard time with how they just left the family in the beginning. I know that in the past children left the family at some point, but I just had a hard time with how this played out.
I think that if this book was changed up a little it would turn into a great story and very engaging. I think that perhaps things with the family in the beginning could be changed a little. I think that some details could be elaborated on and that would help engage more in the beginning.
I know that I am mentioning engaging a lot but I find that I do better when books are just that, engaging.
Pros: At times the description was good, the author does know how to write.
Cons: The story just does not progress for me and felt forced. It was hard to engage and I could not get into the story at all.
Over all rating: I am not sure I would recommend this book. I think it could use some work before I would recommend it.