Thursday, July 9, 2015

Crow's Rest

Crow's Rest by Angelica R. Jackson
Publication Date: May 12, 2015

Avery Flynn arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam's, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel.

But Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers—and she wonders if this is her Daniel at all. Or if someone—some thing—has taken his place.

Her quest to find the real Daniel—and get him back—plunges Avery into a world of Fae and changelings, where creatures swap bodies like humans change their socks, and magic lives much closer to home than she ever imagined.

If you're looking for a quick read that's a little fun and nothing to take too seriously, this is the book for you. It's not that I didn't enjoy this novel, but it wasn't anything exciting. I feel like this book had a lot of potential, but didn't quite get there. I'm sure a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but there was just something missing, something that would have given the extra oomph it needed to make this a great story.

The book moves quickly, and the world building, while done well, I still wanted more. It felt like things weren't fleshed out enough. It was interesting, but also kind of run-of-the-mill. There was nothing special with the paranormal aspects of the story. Don't get me wrong, it was entertaining to read though. I just wish that the faerie world would have played a bit more of a role in the story. The beginning did feel slow, but by about half way through the story picked up. But with this book being so short, I do wish that the story would have gotten moving sooner.

Our main character, Avery, was interesting, but she did get on my nerves at times. There were times while I was reading where she seemed much younger than her age. A couple choices she made were childish, and she did seem all over the place. However, I did like how independent she was. She knew what her priorities were, and she stuck to that. She did have me cracking up while reading with her witty humor and commentary. I think my main problem with her character, as well as the other characters in this novel, was that they weren't fully developed. I wanted to know more about them, but I felt that by the time we were just starting to get to know the characters, the book was done. Again...I just wanted more.

There are 2 love interests in this book, Lonan and Daniel. Let me just say that I was rooting for Lonan right away. Daniel was really annoying to me, and I never could get into his character. He honestly got on my nerves while reading, and I couldn't wait for Lonan to come onto the scene. And as much as I love Lonan, I do feel that he didn't really get to shine like the author intended, mainly because Avery is basically the person that always "saves the day."

I did like this book (I know it doesn't seem that way, but I did). It just wasn't anything fantastic. It didn't blow me away like I expected, and I just felt incomplete after finishing. I said it multiple times in this review, but once more, I just wanted more. I don't know if this is going to be a series (it doesn't look like it is but who knows?), but there is definitely potential for another book. I probably wouldn't check it out, but I might depending on reviews. Overall, I just don't think this book was my cup of tea.

Happy reading :)  


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