Here is this week’s 52 Books in 52 Weeks post…
Forsaken by Shadow
by Kait Nolan
This is an e-book that I picked up after reading Kait’s Friday Snippets on her blog. (They’re here. I’ll wait while you go read them.) I am very glad I did! It’s a fun read, and waiting for the next installment was driving me nuts.
So: the book. I enjoyed it. I liked the conflict in the story, and while I saw the twist coming, it wasn’t obvious to the point of being distracting from the story. It was more of the “oh no, when will they figure it out?” than the “you stupid people! Open your eyes!” kind of situation. So that was good, in that I was never tempted to throw my e-reader across the room.
I like the character building as well. Starting the story with the hero knowing nothing about who he is or how he got there was fun. I liked getting to discover things along with him. Even though his bout of amnesia doesn’t last long before we’re put in the heroine’s viewpoint for a while, it set a good tone for the story.
The romance in this story was a nice touch without being in your face. It was more emotionally a romance story, rather than physically. (Given the choice, I prefer the feelings to the physical.) I also liked the other relationships, between the hero/heroine and other characters. Bonus points to Kait for giving them other people to be attached to!
If I have a complaint, it’s that the e-book length always leaves me wanting more. I have yet to read an e-book that is long enough for me. I want more of the characters, more of the world, just more. I read fast to begin with, so reading a shorter piece only makes it go that much faster. However, I bought the book for $0.99 (if I recall correctly) and it was a great use of a dollar. Can’t complain about the price! I’ll just have to pester Kait to write more.