Afternoon everyone! Today’s book review is a somewhat disappointing one for me and one that I think people may disagree with. Before we get into my opinions on the book, click HERE to read some information about the book.
I feel the need to preface this by saying that I am typically not a person to read a romance novel. It is not my cup of tea or anything close to my preferred genre of book. So, why get a book that is considered first and foremost a romance? I had high hopes for this book! It had elements of history, some action, and since I have some Russian heritage I hoped that would help me connect to the story as well. Unfortunately, while they helped, I still am not a huge fan of the book!
My biggest problem was that I felt the story really dragged at times. There was a lot of times that I felt like putting the book down and not picking it back up because the story and book “stalled”. I could see if the information at these times was essential to the story or plot, but I really feel in most instances it was not necessary and could have potentially been cut from the story. I was ok with the romance portion and somewhat liked the star crossed lover storyline (but really, that’s going to be good a lot of the time), but it just wasn’t enough for me to really get into this series.
I gave this book a 3/5 stars because there were some portions that I did like and enjoyed, but I will probably not be finishing the series. Have you read this book? What did you think of the book?