Saturday, December 2, 2017

Review: Black Dawn

Author: Mallory McCartney
Started reading: November 26th 2017
Finished the book: December 2nd 2017
Pages: 187
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 14th 2017
Source: Won physical copy in Giveaway
Goodreads score: 3.66
My score:
The end of an Empire, The rise of a Queen.

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

My thoughts
This book started out as a very promising read. Fast paced, with a wide variety of characters and an interesting new world. Towards the end, the book felt very rushed and I wished it would've been 100 pages longer, so some things would be explained a bit better. This book could've easily gotten 4 stars, if it didn't feel so rushed.

  • Action packed: A lot is happening and going on, this is not a slow book. It keeps you reading and I finished it pretty fast. From the first chapter till the last chapter, there is action involved in this book.
  • POV's: This is a nice feature. You get all the different POV's in this book and I like it! If you don't connect with one character, then maybe you will with the next. The POV's also keep the story action packed, because everyone is experiencing different things and you experience everything with the characters!
  • Start of the book: I loved the first 100 pages. The story was cool, there was a real problem, a heroine, some love, some hatred, some jealousy. I wish the story would've continued like that!
  • Memories in italic: There are a lot of memories and dreams in this book and it's so confusing. It's just written in the same font as the normal story so I was confused at times, because I found out half into the memory that it was a memory and not something in the present. I would've liked the font to be italic, or maybe smaller, or anything.
  • Should've been longer: A lot of things could've been explained into further detail, which would've made the story stronger. I think the book easily could've been a 100 pages longer, and that would've made the story better understandable for me.
  • Second half: WTH happened there. With Brokk and Emory, I didn't understand this part at all. It felt so rushed, a lot was going on and it just didn't make sense at all.
Not a bad book, I liked the different POV's and the world was very promising as well. The story felt rushed at the ending of the book and it left me with a sour taste, I was very confused. This also makes me shy away from maybe a second book, since my TBR is huge already and I'm not really curious what is going to happen with the characters in this book.

Thanks for reading!
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