Damaged Goods Review

Title: Damaged Goods
Author: Jennifer Bardsley
Series: Blank Slate #2
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: 17 January 2017
Source: Month9Books
Format: Ebook
Pages: 300
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 17 January 2017 - 19 January 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

Blanca has everything she ever wanted, a hot boyfriend named Seth and the loving support of her foster father, Cal. She's finally escaped the abusive control of her birth father, Barbelo Nemo, and her tortured childhood at Tabula Rasa School.

But the scars of Blanca's Vestal upbringing run deep, especially when the FBI start asking questions. Blanca feels abandoned by Seth who is hunting for Lilith, Blanca's only blood relative. The Defectos, a support group of Vestal-Rejects, offer Blanca comfort instead.

While the Vestal order crumbles, Chinese rivals called the Guardians Rise to power and wrest control of important Tabula Rasa contacts. Now Blanca's life is peril once more, and this time, Blanca struggles to recognize friend from foe.

Book Review:

Pre-reading Thoughts:

I'm going to be honest. I did not like the first book that much and I really hope that this book will change my opinion on both the author and the series. Please note that I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. In no way has receiving this book affected my opinions on it. All opinions are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The beginning of the book really threw me off because at first I thought I would have to read through the same writing as in the first book and I didn't know if I could handle that. I was surprised to find that the writing got a whole lot better. It was no longer choppy and awkward. It now held some kind of flow that just made digesting the story a lot easier. It is only now where I see why people love this book. I really didn't like that I had to wait for the second book to enjoy but as the saying goes, better late than never.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot unfolded so slowly. In the first book, it started off slow but it slowly began to get a momentum going. I felt that none of that happened in this book. It was super slow and when things did happen to unfold it felt too late and by then I didn't really didn't care what happened to the characters and all of the 'interesting' little bits.

Character Thoughts:

There are characters I love in books, there are characters that I do not like at all. But in this book, I felt absolutely nothing for the characters. They felt a lot like a means to an end and I wasn't really interested in what would happen to them.

Final Thoughts:

I DNFed (did not finish) this book at 25%. I really thought that I would like this book a little bit more than the first book but I was sadly mistaken. This book and series just wasn't for me. Perhaps it was because I had high expectations, I honestly do not know. I did sorta enjoy what I read but not enough to like it even a little bit or to continue the book.

Yours in Reading,



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