Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Beneath the Scales by Aurora Peppermint

I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I think this book has some interesting ideas, and concepts behind it. I liked the idea of dragons, and their relationship with humans, but that it was too big an idea to fit into this short of a book. The plot felt a bit of an afterthought, and the characters a bit thin. They also seemed to make major changes in their worldview and motivation without anything to back them up, so it felt unnatural to me. I can see where this story was supposed to go, but it seemed like there wasn't enough background, or enough of a feel for the characters to get me there. I think this might have worked better as a longer novel, or even a series, but as it stands now it feels like the author tried to put too much into it, and I just ended up feeling a bit lost and apathetic. The writing wasn't bad just a bit bland, and I felt like the story needed something to bring it to life. Not a bad book, but not a great one either.


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