Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Carbon by AJ Eversley

Book Details:

Book Title: Carbon - Book Two in the Watcher Series by AJ Eversley
Category: YA Fiction, 300 pages
Genre: Sci-fi Dystopian
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: Sept 26, 2017
Tour dates: Sept 4 to 29, 2017
Content Rating: PG (No swearing and PG kissing scenes)

Book Description:

Sawyer has lost everything. Her family, the man she loves...her humanity. No longer a Watcher, Sawyer must now begin a journey to understand her new identity. Carbon.

With no where left to call home, and no one left to guide her, Sawyer must rely on the help of a stranger to learn who she really is now, and how to use it to her advantage. In a world where nothing is as it seems, and who to trust is a thin line between friend and foe, Sawyer will turn to the stars that have shaped her destiny long before she even knew she had one. And the man who fate has sent her.

Book two in this epic series, Carbon will answer questions you didn't even know you had. And strangers will become the only ones who can help her. Join Sawyer as the journey to save humanity continues.


When the first book ended, I didn't waste any time and continued reading the sequel. I have to say that this book felt longer than the first. As you read my musings, you will know why.

The story started off where it ended in the first book. From there, it zoomed off but then slowed down a bit. The first half was slow. It was more emotion and character based than plot. And that's the reason for my lengthier thought. I am not saying that it was boring. On the contrary it was as interesting as the action. Only thing is that I felt it could have been shortened.

I loved reading more of Sawyer and her inner thoughts and feelings. I didn't see much of that in the previous book. So I was glad I had this chance to get in real touch with her. But I felt disappointed at the way the author introduced a triangle love story in here. I didn't expect it and I didn't like it much either. For the sake of the story, I was okay with it but then it's my personal opinion. It didn't feel right. But situation wise and plot wise, the twist it had given the story felt right.

The mysterious twists and turns in the plot had not been lost in it. There were few surprises which kept me engrossed. I don't want to spoil it so I am not taking any names. But I loved the return of the one-who-will-not-be-named-in-my-musings. Phew! that's long and no it's not in connection with Harry Potter.

The second half fulfilled my action quota and it was fast, literally. I didn't have any time to react at all and the ending has to be mentioned. It was so unexpected and of course a cliffhanger. Where would we be without that kind of ends? Anyway right now I am awaiting the sequel impatiently. Inspite of the slow start, it hasn't lessened my interest in the series.

I received a free copy for reviewing purposes. This doesn't affect my review in any way and these are my own views.

My one line review : A character based story with less action and more introspection.

My rating : 4/5

My reread factor : 4/5

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Meet the Author:

AJ Eversley is the author of the WATCHER series. A true north Canadian girl, AJ currently lives in Central Alberta with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found binge watching Harry Potter, quoting various movies in every day conversation, and eating copious amounts of candy.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for the review! And thanks for your honesty, I really appreciate hearing what other think about the series and where the story is heading :)