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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Silver (The Silver Series)

Next book up on Fantasy Muse is Silver (book 1) by Cheree Alsop.


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Blurb




Silver, book one of The Silver Series, is a coming of age story about a teenage werewolf whose father is murdered. He has to come to terms with his new life, new school, and new friends while trying to stop a killer. Attempting to make peace with the territory’s pack and falling in love make his new situation even more perilous. 
A fresh new werewolf series, Silver is fast paced and exciting, and shows that with love, there truly are no limits.



My Opinion


From the blurb and the numerous glittering reviews bestowed upon the book I decided to read it and it also helped that it was going for free.

The book isn't long and I finished it within the dat.Truthfully, I didn't enjoy the book. I'm still scratching my head at all the 5 star reviews on Amazon and wondering if I've read the wrong book. From start to finish I just couldn't get into the book.

This is a story about werewolves and our main character is Jaze, a teenager that has just transferred to a new city and consequently into a new school. As you can probably guess the usual cliches were all there - nerdy friend, school bully, and the pretty girl. 

I actually like cliches when they are done right, but this wasn't one of those times. The storyline was pretty dull and all the characters felt hollow. The writing felt simple. Too simple for my taste.

I also couldn't understand the plot between Jaze and his love interest Nikki. At the start of the book she had a boyfriend, who of course was the school bully, but the author seemed to gloss over that part as they pursued a relationship. It only took a couple of chapters for them to be madly in love. I did keep reading, waiting for the part where Nikki would actually mention the fact that she had a boyfriend but nope didn't happen.

All-in-all I was eager to finish the book. But for all the wrong reasons.

Conclusion


I'm happy I didn't have to pay anything for the book. The author does have a series of books with werewolves in them but with different cast of characters. I don't think I'll be buying anymore of her books, however, saying that I have just browsed through her other books and their story-lines seem much more interesting. So maybe it's a case of picking the wrong apple from the barrel.

Out of 10:


4 Stars 

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