Book Review: Rook by Shannon Cameron

Scholastic Press Published April 28, 2015 456 Pages
Scholastic Press
Published April 28, 2015
456 Pages

The Red Rook is a hero; a hero to all who are jailed for opposing the new revolution. Freeing them from jail the Red Rook leaves a red feather in the cell of those rescued. 

Not too far away Sophia Bellamy is saving her family by going through an arranged marriage with Rene Hasard, a man who is not what he seems. But then again Sophia isn’t what she seems. When the search for the Red Rook comes to her door, Sophia and Rene fines themselves in a battle of wits that can change not only their lives but everyone around them.

Love the title, love the cover, love the summary. Didn’t like the book so much.

Sophia comes off as a badass but she really isn’t. She doesn’t really think things completely through especially when she is upset. She makes some dumb life changing decisions and it pisses me off because can’t a female lead separate emotion from a job???? Beyond that I liked Sophia enough to keep pulling through the book but not to finish the book.

Rene was interesting because he was exactly what Sophia thought he was, a smooth talking con artist, but he was also interestingly enough loyal. His character was typical and nothing really surprised me when it came to him or Sophia actually falling for him and not the best friend who has always loved her. The author made a feeble attempt for a love triangle. . .  there is nothing else to say about that.

The entire story-line was weird because too much happened before the halfway of the book and normally I wouldn’t have an issue with this but my problem was I wasn’t at the edge of my seat. I was excited and yearning for more.  It was just “oh okay.”

I wanted more from ta book that I was so excited to read. I couldn’t finish the book. I couldn’t get past the drawn out slowness of the story-line nor the boring characters. The book started off pretty well but it didn’t stay strong.

2 pickles


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