Thursday, 10 November 2016

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Carmine by Alan Janney

Genre: YA Dystopian/Adventure/Romance
Sparkle Press

She wakes as society crumbles

She wakes up with no memory

She wakes up a queen

The girl once known as Katie Lopez wakes up in an abandoned Wal-Mart with no memory, possessing only the vague sense that something has happened. Where is her family? Where is her boyfriend? She has a faint recollection of him, a ghost of a memory. The world, she discovers, is staggering from the weight of rampaging mutants, victims of a bizarre surgery gone wrong. Once intended to bring about a utopia, now the victims threaten societal meltdown. Much to her surprise, the girl with no memory discovers she is their queen.

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My Musings :

I received an ebook free of charge for an honest review.

The book cover didn't garner my attention as much as the blurb. Dystopia has always been a sought after genre of mine. I rarely find really good gems in it. The blurb intrigued me and the beginning of the story was suspenseful and was very fast in its going. 

After a while, the pace kind of petered out. I was left wondering what was happening because there wasn't much action at all. It went from a fast paced good read to a tortoise speed read. But other than the pace, the story was rather good. 

The protagonist, Katie is a very strong leader. The people flock to her, following her easily because of the difference in her. There were instances where I did wonder why she was doing whatever she was doing at the point. There were a few confusing instances. I would have rather liked them to be better explained. I hope the second book does a better job of getting the point across to the reader about the happenings.

None of the other characters made as much of an impact as Katie for me. While the world building is better than the story's pace, I would prefer to have the trio - world, pace and characters to be better worked on. The author's writing style was good. It was easy to follow and a delight at times. 

The dystopian world is unique and I would like to know more about it and am curious of what's going to happen next.

My rating : 3/5

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