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THE SEVEN (Oloris Series, book 1) — REVIEW
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♡ ♡ ♡
**First of all, I was provided this book for free by the author in exchange for an honest review**
I literally can sense the high expectations the author has on herself in every sentence. She wanted a lot. To make this an unforgettable and remarkable start of a series. And I do agree, the story itself isn’t bad at all. Edlyn’s past and how she ended up with the Seven, the training of the tyros and the surprising end (though I had predicted something will happen, the signs were everywhere), it was really good! Actually, a great plot.
But then, there was a big problem to my mind. The style of narration couldn’t entertain me at all. To be honest, partly, I found it quite poor. Those always long sentences were tiring and things were repeated over and over, or described to its tiniest detail, though not necessary.
Furthermore, the characters seemed so distant and smoothly fitted in, though it should have been obvious some of them should have struggled more than others. Some things just happened as if it wasn’t more but a part of the story the author had to write while actually wanted to be done with it to get to the more exciting part of the story. This didn’t make anything feel realistic or authentic.
If I was asked to give the author advice how to make this book an entertaining and thrilling read, I would at first recommend to change the style of narration. Then also, things can’t go so smoothly, not always and everything. Make it more realistic by not making the characters so perfect in their behavior. Lastly, the summary of this book is awfully long and doesn’t give much information about the book’s content but the world and the characters. **********
This is the first book of a series and though the end is promising, I won’t continue to read it.
Read my entire #review @tumblr (http://youremymiracleelliot.tumblr.com/post/173287762606/the-seven-the-oloris-series-1-review), or @goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2288975720)
“I am going to keep on defying you. I am going to shame you with my defiance. You remind me that I am a mere mortal and you are a prince of Faerie. Well, let me remind you that means you have much to lose and I have nothing. You may win in the end, you may ensorcell me and hurt me and humiliate me, but I will make sure you lose everything I can take from you on the way down. I promise you this is the least of what I can do.“
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince
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