I've read the Maddox Brothers books from Jamie McGuire but I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it was pretty good. There were some unexpeI've read the Maddox Brothers books from Jamie McGuire but I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it was pretty good. There were some unexpected twists and turns that kept you guessing but you were always missing enough pieces of the puzzle that you can never figure out what the bigger picture was. It was great. It was a lot darker than anything I've read from Jamie McGuire and the first half and second half of the book do feel like totally different books but it was still a good read for me. Thanks to Net Galley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review....more
So I've never read Ava Lavendar by LLeslye Walton but with the way the book community was raving about it I was excited to give The Price Guide to theSo I've never read Ava Lavendar by LLeslye Walton but with the way the book community was raving about it I was excited to give The Price Guide to the Occult a chance. I did enjoy the writing style and holy frak the prologue was such an amazing set up for this witchy book. I liked that the author tackled self harm and the after effects it has on a young person. But all in all this was a pretty boring read for me, nothing really interesting happens until the last few chapters, where Walton does another good job of building up to this final showdown and then NOTHING HAPPENS! All that build up and its over in less than a page and Nor doesn't do much at all. Nor was pretty bland as a protagonist and I didn't understand what was the point of the romance, like you could have taken the love interest out of the book and the sequence of events would still have unfolded the way it did. What was his purpose? I will eventually pick up Ava Lavender and see what all the hype is about but for all the build up in the prologue The Price Guide to the Occult was pretty disappointing....more
I am a sucker for mythology, so the concept of this book seemed pretty cool but lets be real that cover made me read this book. IT IS GORGEOUS!
As a fI am a sucker for mythology, so the concept of this book seemed pretty cool but lets be real that cover made me read this book. IT IS GORGEOUS!
As a fan of the Percy Jackson series I was really curious as to how similar/ different this story was going to be from those books and Astrid Arditi did an amazing job of telling an original story. Centered more around the children and descendants of Greek gods than the Gods themselves, I enjoyed that this book didn't try to romanticize the Gods but showed there cruelty and deception. This book really highlighted the heroes (Hercules/ Perseus/ Jason) of the Gods, and the quests they underwent and the sacrifices they made on behalf of the Gods.
Although there was a lot that I liked about this book it I gave it 2 stars, as much as I enjoyed the writing and the protagonist I felt no emotional connection to any of the characters. The flow of the book was slow, even the few action scenes were slow. The love interest was boring, there relationship was very insta-love and the framework of the plot made it very easy to guess the ending. I will continue with this series simply because I'm curious as to where the author will take this story.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own. Thank you to the publishers for sending me this book....more