Golden Review

Title: Golden
Author: K.M. Robinson
Series: Golden #1
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Publication Date: 28 March 2017
Source: Publisher
Format: E-book
Pages: 348
Rating: 3.8 Stars
Reading Timeline: 10 July 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

When the girl with the golden hair betrays everyone, not even she has hope of surviving.

The stories say that Goldilocks was a naïve girl who wandered into a house one day. Those stories were wrong. She was never naïve. It was all a perfectly executed plan to get her into the Baer's group to destroy them.

Trained by her cousin, Lowell, and handler, Shadoe, Auluria's mission is to destroy the Baers by getting close to the youngest brother, Dov, his brother and sister-in-law and the leaders of the Baers' group. When she realizes Dov isn't as evil s her cousin led her to believe, she must figure out how to play both sides or her deception will cause everyone in her world to burn.

If her allegiances are discovered, either side could destroy her... 

If the Society doesn't get her first.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

This book sounds so good! I am so excited to see this spin on the Goldilocks and the three Bears tale. It also doesn't help that the author has added some wood to the fire. I wasn't going to pick tis book up so soon but after talking to the author for a while, I just had to pick it up asap. It was almost as if this book was teasing me from the moment the prequel, Forged's, cover was released. I'm pretty excited and ready to jump into this book!

Thank you so much to the lovely people at Snowy Wings Publishing for sending me this book to review! Just a small little disclaimer for those reading this. I received this book for free. No money from my pocket was spent in getting this book. Please note that in no way does this affect my opinion. All thoughts still remain my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The author's writing style is definitely unique. It urges you to read more and more without taking a break. It also has really good flow to it. The pages seemed to fly by and I found that it was easy to get into the story. The writing definitely added to overall feeling of the book. You could tell that the author was really into her concept and it was an all or nothing kind of situation. The author definitely gave this story her all.

Plot Thoughts:

The concept of the story is different. Usually people rewrite popular classics such as Cinderella or Snow White and so on. The author grabs your attention by focusing the story on the concept of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The concept was definitely unique and worked well for the most part. As much as I enjoyed the story, there were some parts that just happened too quickly or didn't really feel needed. Sometimes the scenes, the fighting scenes in particular, felt rushed and I felt needed a little bit more fleshing out. The author has a talent for the fight scenes but I don't think that it came across well. It was as if the fight had just start and then it was over. It can be argue that that is how fighting works or feels like but it shouldn't feel like that for the reader in my opinion. 

Character Thoughts:

I enjoyed these characters. But they felt repetitive and fell flat in some areas. One moment they were bone and flesh, standing in front of you full of quirks and personality but the next moment, they would be words on a page that just didn't fit. I felt as though there needed to be more sustainability for the characters. Their quirks should be more constant instead of just coming out when it was relevant to the plot.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I thought the story was good. There was a constant interest and things kept moving forward. Sometimes it just moved too quickly. The characters were interesting and well rounded but fell flat ever now and again. It is definitely an enjoyable story and I am interested to see what happens next to the set of characters we were introduced to.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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