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on 5 May 2014
This is my second review of Sweet Escape. Previously I read it as part of the tour and hadn’t read book one in the series first, that was a mistake, I was left totally confused and had no clue what was going on. I have read ‘Sweet Oblivion’ now so here we go again!
Although I am more clued up on what is happening the names are so similar I kept forgetting which girls POV I had been reading and often felt lost and had to go back. New characters are introduced and the plots in both worlds are quite intricate, it wasn’t what I consider an easy read, it took quite a long time for me to get through, and I struggled to stay focused. I do enjoy fantasy, the possibilities are endless and the worlds created here are magical, exciting and fun, but I have to say this was one of the more challenging stories in the genre I’ve read of late.
I’m not sure if it is just me with this problem or if other readers struggled also, but different names could have made the reading so much easier. The idea for this story is so fresh and doesn’t follow the usual fantasy formula that for me it was let down by what is a simple fix. I will continue with the series and recommend it to other lovers of the genre.
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