Wednesday, 20 July 2016

"Rose Petal Graves" Book Review

My Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3.5 Stars

Purchase Link: Amazon
Publication Date: 15 May 2016

Thanks to Net Galley for granting me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

There's a hot guy in this one!

Despite my 3.5 star rating, Rose Petal Graves was a fun, quick read; however, it did feel a bit rushed as opposed to getting straight into the action of the story.

Catori (Cat) returns to her hometown of Rowan  after her mother suddenly dies. Founded by the Gottwa Indian over two centuries ago, the small, quiet town of Rowan is filled with an ancient magic and a century's-old war of good vs evil.
An examiner is sent to determine the cause of death but in his place, a hot, 24 year old (in human years) faerie named Cruz shows up, creating sparks in Cat's otherwise boring life.

She is convinced that her mom did not die of natural causes and expects Cruz to reach the same conclusion.
From Cruz, and a strange package, Cat learns of an ancient tribe buried in her backyard but she is torn between the two sides - which is evil and which is good?

Oh Cat, you poor, love sick kitten. I'd want Cruz too I guess, he's hot. But that's about it we know about Cruz. Sure, we do find out he is a Faerie, within the first few pages, and we see how helpful he can be, but that's just not enough.
I'm not a fan of Insta-love. And this thing between them was simply insta-love, a relationship too rushed.
I love and appreciate a relationship more when the characters take their time to get to know each other and when we get justification for why they fall in love.

The writing was simple, clear, no preamble and long drawn out scenes. So I loved that about it. The plot was interesting enough to keep my full attention till the very last page.

I liked the mystery regarding which side was truly evil and which was good. Sometimes I'd think the faeries are the evil ones, other times I thought they were the good guys. So clever tactic there to keep me guessing.

Overall it was a fun read, not very memorable but entertaining to pass the time.


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