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The Laws of Kings by Jennifer Loren
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bookshelves: dual-pov, mafia, mystery, secrets

This book had the potential to be great.

Somehow it fell short.

The concept was amazing. Mafia family, murder mystery, betrayal, cops, politics, and somehow love found its way in there. So how could it go wrong? While in theory these elements of the story could make for an amazing read, there were some things that I found "off" while reading it.

1. The narration seemed disjointed and disconnected. If this were a picture, it would be one of those colour-by-number ones. "This happened and then this happened and now this is happening." There lacked a seamless flow of words and I found it hard to get the imagery right in my head.

2. I had a hard time connecting with the MCs. Though I found it easier with Dace, I found it virtually impossible with Austin. Dace was a badass and a computer whiz. There wasn't much not to like about him. His pov didn't do him justice and kept throwing me off. However, I based his likeability on his actions, not his words.

3. I deeply disliked Austin. With a passion. Actually, all the passion that was lacking in this book could be found behind the strength of my dislike for this character. She had no redeeming qualities and I wish Dace would have left her alone.

4. I felt like the scenes describing their mothers' murders were more clinical than emotional and failed to have an effect on me. They were horrific but something was definitely missing from them.

Obviously I enjoyed the book well enough because at some point I'll be reading book 2 - Dethroning the King.

Enjoy! xo
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
June 2, 2016 – Shelved
June 2, 2016 – Shelved as: dual-pov
June 2, 2016 – Shelved as: mafia
June 2, 2016 – Shelved as: mystery
June 2, 2016 – Shelved as: secrets
June 2, 2016 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Emma (new)

Emma Great review Natalie =)

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Emma wrote: "Great review Natalie =)"

Thanks Emma =D xoxo

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