Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review: Enlightenment

Enlightenment Enlightenment by Liz Keel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2 Star Read:
Enlightenment is the first book in The Driel Trilogy. I was drawn to the book because I fell head over heels for every story I have read that involves elves. However, I didn’t find myself covered in the warm fuzzes while reading. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t dislike Enlightenment nor I didn’t love it.

I felt short changed in end. The characters had potential to become something more but they were flat. I think I would have loved to spend more time on developing Thea, Eli, Isaac, and the other elves. I would have enjoyed building a connection with the character instead of the rushed pace push to move from one scene to the next.

Overall It was okay but didn’t like the book all that much. However, the characters were borderline from unlikable to a few exceptions some were likable at best neutral at worst the plot was a bit poor. The writing was much better than expected with a few exceptions. I developed some interest in the book but not enough to sustain me but I withstood d to the end. Being part of a series, at least one thing peeked my interest to continue (the hope of character and plot development). Even though the plot was somewhat original or had its own unique flair, the romance was for lack of a better description flawed on more levels than one. The male/female leads had forced to very little chemistry, etc. Everything was too easily predictable. Overall, ok maybe some redeeming value!

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