Friday, 8 July 2016
"Pieces (Patchwork #1)" Book Review
My Rating ★★★☆☆ 3.5 Stars
e-ARC request approved by publisher and received via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Pieces follows the story of Rebekah Von Stein, a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein, and a "prisoner" in her own home because of her mortality. Her father, leader of the Patchwork and head of all the factions in the Works, vows to keep her locked away in their mansion until he can cure her of this flaw.
Rebekah is portrayed as a "badass" throughout the book yet 90% of the times I saw her as no more than a petulant toddler stuck in the body of a sexually-driven nineteen year old (the latter only becoming fitting toward the end of the book).
The book starts off slow and at times the writing style was a bit unclear. I didn't particularly like the writing style - continuous tense was used throughout the book at the beginning of sentences. Not my cup of tea. Many times there were drawn out scenes which could have been kept to 2-3 pages max.
It wasn't a great read but it was entertaining. I was hooked from mid-way till the end. The only thing which saved this book in my opinion was the romance which pretty much was the prominent theme 50% onward.
It was a good romance story, not so much of the other genre that it's supposed to be.
UPDATE*** Apologies. This genre is pure paranormal romance. So I guess it delivered. This has put things into perspective now and I think it deserves at least 3.5 stars rather than 3. The romance was great come to think of it!