Thursday 6 December 2012

#Orangeberry Book Review - Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard

Lethal CircuitLethal Circuit by Lars Guignard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First things first, the cover is in very bad taste. Yes, Michael and Kate are on a quest to discover a Nazi aircraft. Would you then project this symbol on a book cover? If I had not been asked to review the book and had stumbled across it, I wouldn't have bought it. Maybe, it is a gimmick to sell more books. Maybe, it is the author's attention to create controversy. Either way, and in my humble opinion, it's an extremely low blow.

Most parts of the book are very well-written and each character is able to captivate you and hold your attention. But there are also many sections in the book which appear rushed as if the writer ran out of words / descriptions. I did love the fact that the writer drew on his personal experiences to bring the book to life. It made most pages almost real.

In so many ways, this book was like the fresh, cutting edge style of Jason Bourne who crosses paths with James Bond and I could have almost loved it. But then, we're back to the cover ... so ...

Would I recommend this read? If the symbol is removed, then maybe. If not, not really.

Overall assessment:
Content: 4/5
Editing: 4/5
Formatting: 4/5
Pacing: 3.5/5
Offensive content?: PG13 to PG15 mostly for descriptive scenes that younger children may feel uncomfortable with.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author through Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.

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