Monday, May 25, 2015

Book Review - The Black Lotus, by Claire Warner

You just have to love three day weekends.  I got so much done and did a lot of reading.  The blog will be part of a blog tour that starts on June 1st.  We are trying to get the blog out there more and if you are an author reading this, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you get your book out there. 

And this week's book review...

Book Title: The Black Lotus 

Author: Claire Warner

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

From the get go this book held my attention.  The prologue gave me an idea of where the book was heading, like so many have started doing, but it did not prepare me for the full idea and how the characters all got from point A to point B.  It was a well thought out idea and the book holds great promise for a series.

This book was definitely not like most of the paranormal romance that you read.  You get from point A to point B and the two main characters fall in love/get married.  That is not what happened here and I am glad it didn't.  Sometimes a nice change of pace helps bring freshness to a genre.

I do wish that we got more back story about the "issue" the characters are facing.  I felt a little confused about what they were dealing with.  It wasn't enough to take away from the story but I feel like we could definitely use more back story.  I just would love to know how they all ended up the way they are.

I can say that as a character Melissa is a great main character.  She is definitely not your simple, happy girl who does what her family wants her to do.  No, she is stubborn, feisty and definitely a handful.  I love women like this though.  You get so many period women who do exactly what their families want.  She was not one of the those girls.  She made the story more fun, with her own idea of what she needed to be doing.

I can't wait until the next book so I can see where everything goes for these characters.

Pros: The characters are strong and the story is well thought out.

Cons: More back story needed, and sometimes things felt a little rushed.

Overall Rating: I would definitely recommend this book!

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