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Fracture: A Review

I was given a copy of this book by the author, D. D. Chant to review. It’s the first book in the Chronicles of Discord series.

I totally loved this book!

There were a few tiny niggles so I will start with those and get them out the way. Firstly there was the same omnipresent viewpoint in this book again which confused me a little again and felt a little too head hoppy for my liking but for the most part it was handled well and I only got a little confused as to who’s POV it was. I am definitely a fan of scene breaks and chapter breaks in between POV changes though, and I also found it was a little too descriptive in places, but it really is a minor niggle.

The characters were amazing. Their depth and little characteristics made it easy to get to know them and I felt my self tensing up when Astra did and feeling Kai’s desire to protect.

The plot was nicely fluid and although a tad on the predictable side didn’t have me feeling disappointed at all. I also completely loved how all the sayings of the old world were woven into the plot as well as all the references to what came before the current situation and wars. Those were all nicely drip fed and kept me wanting more.

I really hope the next book in this series comes out soon. This is by far my favourite book by this author so far.

The Promise: A Review

I was given a copy of this novel by the author in return for my honest opinion of it. It’s the first book in the Lady Quill Chronicles.

Let me start by saying I love the olde worlde sort of setting so I was fairly sure I’d enjoy this book and enjoy it I did. The characters were all varied and interesting and I adored Adele.

The premise for the books plot was interesting, although I felt it resolved a little too quickly and easily for my liking. All the characters seemed a little too quick to forgive but it was only a small niggle. The book has a pretty fast pace, not dwelling long on any one thing which may have lent itself to feeling too fast over some bits, but I felt the pacing was justified for the most part.

The book also seems to be written in a very omnipresent sort of viewpoint (as I believe this authors previous book was) and moved between the thoughts and feelings of all the main characters. Very occasionally this was confusing but I think it may have been because there were quite a few more characters in this book as I know I didn’t get confused in the previous book that had the same style.

I also noticed an improvement in the writing of the author and look forward to reading more, especially in this series.

Broken City: A Review

I was given a copy of this book by the author, D. D. Chant, in return for a review.

I really enjoyed the setting on this book and the tribe like structure of the world. Post apocalyptic novels fascinated me in the way so many authors can write such a similar theme in so many varied ways, and this was yet another really interesting take on what society would do afterwards.

The characters were great and there was the usual YA blend of action, romance and focus on who’s partnering up with who and who’s wearing what etc.

The plot had some great twists and I really didn’t see the book ending quite the way it did, which was great. I like those kinds of surprises.

My one moan about the book has to be the lack of detail of the final battles. I really wanted to know what was happening outside and follow the POV of one of the other chracters and be involved but we stayed with the MC and only saw things from her POV which was more limited during that section of the book. Unfortunately I felt it took some of the tension out of the climax of the book.

I will definitely be reading the next book in this series.