When I saw one of my favorite book bloggers, Lauren of Always Me, review this book, I immediately wanted to give it a go!
Luckily, soon after I had commented on her blog, the author reached out and offered me an honest review exchange. Needless to say, I in as soon as I could!
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
My Thoughts on Aaru by David Meredith
I have to admit, it took me a bit to really get invested in this story. But when I hit the 50% mark, I could not put this book down! I did not see the turn that was going to be taken, and it totally threw me. To be totally honest, I wasn’t planning on reading the rest of the series until that point. But now, I definitely need to know what happens next!
Beware, the negatives:
Three quick things (all of which could simply be a result of my busy personal life, I’ll have to reread sometime to figure that out!):
- Like I said above, the first half of the book was a little slow to me.
- I found the writing to be a bit repetitive, especially when it came to explaining Aaru.
- I felt a bit of a disconnect with the dialogue; to me it seemed a bit forced rather than natural at times.
My Favorite Passages from Aaru
…being together started to feel easy. It was these moments of tranquil serenity that Rose liked best- the times when Franco let his guard down and allowed her to get a glimpse of what was inside.
There was no point in wasting her breath. She could read her parents like painted signs. They wanted this and were determined to turn a deaf ear to any complaint…
It was a cool morning with lingering fog, but it was not at all unpleasant. It was one of those mornings that contained an underlying promise, an aura of hopefulness that Koren could just tell, will be realized in a glorious, sunny day.
My Final Thoughts on Aaru
The main storyline of this book will definitely stick with me for quite some time! I highly recommend this for readers that enjoy slow-burning stories that suddenly take a sharp twist that will totally captivate you!
And phew, what a good series opener this is! I am quite excited to see where the rest of the series goes!
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