Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Shadows of the Forest by Emma Michaels - Book Review


BOOK DETAILS:

Shadows of the Forest
Emma Michaels
Publication date: November 5th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Blurb:
Everyone is dying to live in the Shadows of the Forest.
They gave me three rules to follow in exchange for my brother’s life:
1. Do not enter the West Wing;
2. Do not go outside after darkness falls; and
3. There is only one exit; The Gates.

This is what happened when I broke them…


My Review 
DNF @ 41%

I really wanted to like this book. I truly did. Unfortunately, it was just too hard to get through. Before I get into that, let me mention what I did like.

The cover is beautiful, first off. It definitely caught my eye and made me curious. The synopsis of the story was also intriguing and made me want to read the book. Those are the only two things I did like about it, though.

This book is really difficult to read. There are so many editing errors, and I wasn't quite sure where the story planned to go because the plot was a bit jumbled and felt rushed. There were sentence fragments, missing/wrong punctuation, and other issues. I just couldn't seem to get through it at all, so I had to give up. Makes me sad, since I really did want to like and enjoy this book.

I have to give Shadows of the Forest 2 stars. The only reason I didn't give 1 star is because the cover and blurb are really nice. The rest of the book, though, could use a serious overhaul.  


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