Shalini aka Shals is an avid reader & book blogger from India. She wrote an interesting review of my novel This Time! Giving it 4 stars (⭐⭐⭐⭐), this is what she had to say:
The book was so much more than its blurb.
It began with an enthralling dread with the main character, Nadira Holden, crawling out of her grave and then fighting off a vampire. Going back home, she had a few surprises, her father had disappeared, people had changed, magic was more prevalent, and lo and behold—demons and humans lived side by side after signing the treaty. It was almost as if it was a new world, a new era… And Nadira had to learn and adjust and find herself
And boy, did she have some surprises deep within!! Some were pretty shocking!! In with the old, out with the new. You have to read the book to believe it. Metamorphosis and a new being, new rules and a new society, Nadira had to battle them all. Etching her complex character, intermingled with magic and soul binding was where the talent of author Azaaa Davis lay. Her writing was precise be it the action sequence, the inner thoughts, the memories of the past, or the magic spells.
And therein laid my niggles, the blurb was misleading, the story was quite different in some ways, and this change confused me initially. The amalgamation of the main character could have been much smoother, she could have been made more likable. Though her love interest Derek was yummy and complex.
A fast pace and smooth writing, thrilling action moves, magic and secrets, the demons and their prince, enigmatic Derek and a kickass Nadira made this book fabulous enthralling ride.
I appreciate all book reviews whether my readers loved the book or not. It’s useful feedback that helps me improve my writing. It also helps potential readers take a chance on a new-to-them author.
Thank you Shalini for your honest book review and thank goodness you enjoyed it! Follow Shalini’s blog at https://bookreviewsbyshalini.com for other great articles!