Temptation Trials Part One Review

Title: Temptation Trials Part One
Author: B. Truly
Series: Temptation Trials #1
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 03 June 2017
Source: Netgalley and Xpresso Book TOurs
Format: Ebook
Pages: 318
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 23 January 2018










Goodreads Synopsis:

Will you be Tempted? Will Love save your Soul?

One nation under his reign.

Cardinal sins of man caused humanity to pay the price. Cali Nasser grew up in a world succeeding World War III. The aftermath forced the world dictatorship that she must now live in. A new Regime arose from the ashes. They demanded obedience and cooperation from every citizen, even in matters of the heart.


One domain ... One accord … One nation. In Cali’s eyes, the moral code revolves around a twisted plot for control.



It used to sicken Cali how people would allow the Regime to test their love through the Temptation Trials. Cali’s entire point of view changes when she meets Kincade and falls for him. She struggles with herself, debating if she should challenge the government’s law of arranged marriage.
Cali’s childhood friend, Stefani, always kept a positive perspective about their lives until she was threatened with the same dilemma, at odds over the man she loves.
Now Cali and Stefani face a desperate choice—submit to the Regime’s will, or fight for what they value most—love. Although lust, mistaken for love, could lead to damnation. Do they give up on love or sign up for the Temptation Trials, a reality TV show where every temptation is laid before them?



The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Can love save their souls?



Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I have been seeing this book around for a while now. It pops up every now and again, constantly piquing my interest. I can't wait to jump into it.

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book was detailed but heavy. It felt like it was adding extra weight to the words where it wasn't necessary. I also felt that the dialogue was stiff and didn't flow very well. It seemed that a lot of the conversations were awkward.

Plot Thoughts:

The book was slow to start. Even with the action sequence in the beginning, the book didn't have a lot of driving force. The scenes that were supposed to have a large impact on you didn't seem to have the desired effect on me. I breezed through this book not really caring about the plot.

Character Thoughts:

I thought the characters were bland. I couldn't emphasise with them. I also found it so weird that the author didn't describe their appearance but rather had the characters ask about the other's appearance and heritage. It was awkward and didn't allow for a clear picture.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I don't think that I would be able to enjoy the second book. This book felt a lot like a hit or miss and this was definitely a miss for me. I tried to get into a couple of times but just couldn't. The writing had detail which I liked but it felt heavy, the dialogue was stiff and lacked the natural flow of a conversation. The plot didn't pack the punches it was supposed to. I was also unable to find connection with the characters. I was really hoping to like this book because it sounded so interesting and I have been seeing it pop up everywhere. Thank you so much to Netgalley and Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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