Seraphina's Awakening Review

Title: Serphina's Awakening
Author: Sheena Hutchinson
Series: Serphina #1
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 01 September 2016
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: 230
Rating: 3 Stars
Reading Timeline: 23 July 2017 - 24 July 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn't until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.

She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night's events, she's forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happen to her that fateful night. Her strange, hectic life doesn't seem to make sense until she meets a handsome stranger. Only then does the puzzle finally piece itself together.

What she doesn't expect is the new powers she has developed attracting all kinds of unwanted attention. Thrown into a wild she never truly believed existed she is forced to come to grips with who she is becoming whilst staying out of trouble long enough to figure out what needs to be don to fulfill her destiny.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I don't really have much to say because, when I signed up for the book tour for this book, I was kinda just really excited for my holidays that were so close. But now that I have really read the synopsis and kinda get gust, I can genuinely say that I am pretty intrigued to see where it will go.

A huge thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for hosting this blog tour! I am excited to jump into this book and discover a new adventure. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review and for participating in this blog tour. Please note that in no way does this affected my opinion. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

I don't know what it was about the writing but the two of us didn't really connect. It took me forever to get a hang of the flow and the style in which the author wrote. But the moment I was thinking about something else, I would loose all of the progress I had made and I had to start again. I think that the writing was good, it just felt like the author was telling me instead of showing me what was happening. I also seemed to get confused because of the dual point of views. There wasn't a clear differentiation in the voices of the two characters.

Plot Thoughts:

I have mix feeling about the plot. One minute something was happening and then the next, nothing would happen for what felt like forever. I thought that the plot was interesting and had some unique moments here and there but overall... It felt a bit too cliché for me. There are so many clichés that I like but some of them just didn't feel like that they suited the plot. It felt too forced. Everything seemed to have happened at the end of this book. Despite everything I have said, it wasn't a bad plot. It had some good structure and was definitely entertaining to read.

Character Thoughts:

Out of all of the characters in this book Amanda would have to be my favourite. She was funny, sarcastic and was just a ball to read about. 

I ended up not really liking our main character. Seraphina/Sera had some good moments but other than that she felt pretentious and too good to be true. She had no flaws and seemed to be absolutely flawless which made her unrealistic to me. I couldn't connect with her. 

Nate/Nathanial was also odd. We had he point of view every now and again but it felt odd. He came across as a love sick puppy who had no personal ambitions except to love Sera. It was just a bit too coincidental for me.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, the story wasn't bad. The author's writing style and I won't be best buds soon but it had a good flow, once I had gotten used to it. The plot just felt a bit too cliché for me at times but that's more a personal preference than something to do with the book itself. The plot had some good moments that redeemed the story every now and again. The characters felt like a real downfall in this book. They fell flat for the most and my favourite character was a secondary character called Amanda who was sarcastic and felt more accessible to me than the other characters. It is a pity that I didn't like this book more. I wish I did. Unfortunately, it didn't agree with me...

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for hosting this opportunity and for providing me with a copy of this book to review!

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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