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Book Review: A Reaper of Stone (A Reaper of Stone #1) by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Gelineau and King  Published Sept. 8, 2015 90 Pages
Gelineau and King
Published Sept. 8, 2015
90 Pages

As a Reaper, Elinor’s job is to help the King reclaim land no longer owned and destroy all of the past work and bring the land and its people up to date with the new. 

But Elinor is struggling to find her place in this world and with a lady dead and her noble line ended, Elinor’s sense of duty is overpowered by her dreams of being a hero.

*Short Review*

I know this summary doesn’t give much away and that is because the story itself isn’t much but a tiny and I mean tiny snippet of who or what Elinor is and what she has to endure.

This is a novella, which explains why it is short. However, just because it is short doesn’t mean it gets a pass. There should have been more backstory in order for to actually feel something for Elinor. I felt that there was things missing in order for me to completely to believe that Elinor made the decision that she made simply because she believes in doing right.

But despite this I did like the story and am really interested in what happens next because there was a decent story here. It showed promise of Elinor becoming a badass with an extremely complicated future as well as past. The pace was smooth but I assume as much because the story itself is not really difficult or hard to follow. I was hoping for more fantasy and stronger passion within the characters and words.

Again, I completely understand this is a novella and I may be asking too much of it but still *shrugs*

Overall, this book has done its job and caught my attention and I want to read book two.

3 Pickles

Book Review (Arc): Statistic by Dawn Robertson

Published July 26, 2014
Published July 26, 2014

After a divorce she thought she would never have, Aurora Alexander is ready to get back into the swing of things.

But after having bad luck at blind dates, she takes up online dating. Unaware that it is not as safe as everyone says it is.

I like Dawn Robertson. But I didn’t like this book.

The entire book from beginning to end felt incomplete. Aurora didn’t want a relationship but then felt some type of way when she was approached for sex. Granted there was a way to do it but something was just off about what Aurora wanted.

I felt the book was rushed.  Not Aurora but the book itself. Because it felt rushed, I don’t think Aurora was developed nor her relationship that she ultimately formed. I wanted to like Aurora because I loved the realistic point of view in this story.

Online dating can be fun, scary and unsafe all at the same time; so I really appreciated the fact that Ms. Dawn decided to highlight this. But I do feel that it was a cliche book.

Overall, 2 Pickles.