Whip it Wednesday
When I embarked on this journey to review some of my books, the ones I began to collect with this express thought in mind, I didn't have any expectations. I figured a book is a book, and I will either love it or hate it.
This particular read, Blur (Night Roamers) by Kristen Middleton was a perfect FIRST choice for this review business.
It had a great many positives.
1. it was FREE! I got it for free from Smashwords. I sort of hesitated to do that because sometimes free means poorly written. Not this one! Yay!
2. it was true YA. I write YA so I know the difference in how a YA reads and how a wannabe YA reads. Ms. Middleton knows her stuff and the dialog rang true.
3. it was genuine suspense. I was quickly turning pages waiting for the aha moment and she didn't disappoint.
All in all, this book, Blur (Night Roamers) was a darn good book. The characters of Nikki and Nathan, Ethan and Duncan, and even Mom and Caleb, all had good goal, motivation, and conflict, internal and external, and they kept me interested. I cared what happened to them and believe me with the peak of vamp books out there, it is hard to make me care.
There were only a few nitpickies-and the bulk of that was how this book would have benefited greatly from a good edit before going to print. I found a few misspellings and grammatical issues. Not as many as some I have found though, and unless you are just a purist, it will not detract from reading at all. I only mention it because I think it is fair to give another possible reader a heads up. There are a few nitpickies. But only a FEW. One other thing, and this may be my fault entirely, but I didn't realize this book was the first in a SERIES! So, bad me, but yay!
All in all, I will happily read more from Ms. Middleton. I look forward to the next one.
This book received a four star rank from me, and that means the work was quality written, fairly edited, and entertaining.
Thank you, Kristen, for allowing me into your world and I hope our paths meet again in the next book.