It's pretty rare that I join an author's street team before I even read their book. On the upside, that means I have high hopes for them. On the downside, I have high expectations for said author.
Not exactly a downside for me (because I'm not the one who has high expectations for – oh wait. I do. But school is different from writing). :D
Anyhoo, Lichgates. It's one of those books – out of many others – that I probably should have gotten around to earlier but keep pushing it off. Of course, tacking it onto the 2014 TBR Pile Challenge does little, but it's a start either way.
I intend to finish that challenge this year (2 done, 10 to go).
Let's just say that I don't LOVE this book, – gotta make it to Fangirl level, or at least almost, and that's almost as difficult as getting a 5 as a raw rating, so don't start freaking out – but I actually really liked it. S.M. Boyce creates a very interesting world, and it's pretty suspenseful even if some surprises just aren't really surprising.
Can I also mention the writing's virtually flawless? It's rare – EXTREMELY – to come across Indie authors who do that, and the last one was Megan Joel Peterson and David Estes. I think I did some cartwheels. Actually, a lot since all three were almost read in a row... I was that ecstatic. I'm weird like that. Don't question my logic. :p
For the peeps like me who don't really like slow paced books or have a short attention span – or even a partial one! – then Lichgates is probably a type of book you'll like. It's fast paced and keeps readers at the edge of their seats in anticipation on what may happen next – most of the time.
Random Thoughts: I want the cute little fox creature. I'm calling it X because I don't remember the next 3 letters, or the letters after that. :D
One never knows what one was born to be. Nor could you know what another is meant to do with life.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Owls