Friday, December 23, 2011

Tribute by J.R. Pearsen Nelson: Review

Tribute (Children of the Sidhe 1)
By J.R. Pearse Nelson
Published August 8th 2011
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

The first novella in the Children of the Sidhe series.

Hazel Fintan is the reluctant daughter of the Irish love god, Aengus. As much as she loves the Sidhe lifestyle, with baubles and leisure galore, she’s never cared for her father’s world. So who could expect her to be happy when she’s drawn into a conflict with a legendary race over an impossible tribute?

The tribute may be what brought them together, but Ian MacIlroy knows destiny when it stares him in the face with stunning green eyes and a gorgeous smile. Now he has a new mission. Hazel will be his, at any cost.

Darkfallen's thoughts:

I think this book has a lot, LOT of potential. I loved where the story was going. The lore and the worlds involved were great...

Unfortunately it just needed a bit more.

You know how you read a good romantic novella and it grips you from the from the first page? The romantic tension builds and builds? The plot thickens to a point that you don't think you can take much more, and you're standing there at 75% read wondering how on Earth this book can possible wrap up in the next 25%? But then it takes a twist and BAM your left seeing stars. Everything comes together, and FINALLY we get some smexy fun time to ease your sexual frustrating that has been building all this time, and then the only complaint you have is that you want MORE!

Well that's not how this book was written. It's written more like a outline to a full length novel. Now don't get me wrong I did enjoy it and found it interesting enough, hence the 3 stars. But overall it felt choppy and rushed. The love interest didn't really build to make you feel it leaving it feeling a bit two dimensional. With the way this story is written I think that if it was flushed out, characters rounded a bit, and polished up, it would make for a great full length novel. I might just venture to say a 5 star novel, but as a novella it just falls flat a little.        

1 comment:

  1. :( That's too bad, the blurb has a lot of potential. Hopefully the next book will redeem it!