Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Heroes and Villains: Pawn in the Game by Tara R

Goodreads Summary

Aurora Grimaldi’s life has been about fighting for justice under the ruthless regime of Shadow kingdoms. In a twist of fate, she uncovers a secret organization run by creatures of magic- the Imperium.
The Imperium is in a crisis. Something has been stolen from them and they will stop at nothing to get it back. The more Aurora gets involved, the deeper she is pulled into a web of lies and deceit. And it doesn’t help when the Shadow kingdoms start interfering.
With the thief lurking in the shadows, Aurora struggles to find her place in everything that is going on and her choices may just have far more dangerous consequences than she could have imagined.

My Thoughts

The author of this book, Tara R, emailed me and asked if I would be willing to read her book and I gladly accepted.  I have read several fantasy books and, as a matter of fact, they are one of my most read genres so I was really looking forward to it.  It did have a plot line that was new, which is hard to do since there are so many fantasy books out there, so I did enjoy that.  With that being said, there were a few things that I didn't necessarily love.

Let's start with the things I did like.  The character Aurora was a strong girl and I really like books with strong female characters.  The book had several plot twists that kept you on your toes wondering what was going to happen next.  I could tell that Tara R did her homework when it came to research and things in order to build her world.

Now for some of the things I didn't necessarily enjoy.  There were a few grammar issues but I'm able to get over that.  I found myself a bit confused at times with the different point of views.  The flow from character to character wasn't there for me.  I would start reading for a bit and then have to backtrack to see whose point of view I was reading from at that time.  Also, I had trouble with the way it went back and forth from past to present.  It was just a bit confusing.

All in all, it wasn't a bad book; it just wasn't the best I've ever read.  I love supporting new authors who have taken the leap and even self published their book so I do hope people get this book.  I really believe that the next one will be even better too!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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