Vortex by Lindsey J. Parsons
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really wanted to love this book. When you pass 20% of the story, you are captivated and engrossed. Then, as the story progresses some more you find yourself caught on a very long-winded journey. The writing is excellent but it just can't hold your attention after awhile. Each unfamiliar term is explained and I really loved this part of the book. As you get to the end it drags and you're almost relieved to near the ending. Like a long bus journey, you're excited about the trip but relieved when you finally have a chance to stretch your legs. Please bear in mind that this was how I felt when I read it. You may feel different.
Lindsey's writing style has a very strong Tolkien feel to it. And her fantasy isn't just fantasy because you have a strong romantic element between her characters Damien and Samantha. This is what keeps the story going for most sections.
There were also some minor spelling issues which were overlooked and this just didn't do it for me. More than once writers come back and say, it's just minor errors, don't make such a fuss. Yes, minor errors but when you're reading 400 plus pages dotted with minor 'errors', it becomes tedious.
Would I recommend this read? I guess, to any patient reader.
Content: 3.5 /5
Editing: 3 /5
Pacing: 3 /5
Offensive content?: PG15 to NC17 for theme and content.
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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