City of the Fallen by Diana Bocco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? I am not going anywhere near the ending. The first group of book club members who finished this book have covered that and I share their opinion. The introduction pulled me into the story which was good. But if I had to pick the most appealing part of the novel it would be about 30% into the novel. The heroine wakes up alone after a night of passionate lovemaking. This was warning bells to me. Waking up alone is never a good way to end up or is it?
Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? Everything about this book worked for me. Plot, settings, character development and the transition from each scene was exceptionally smooth. I have already recommended this well-written book and author; and will continue to do so but I am compelled to mention that it ends in a cliffhanger so readers will have to be prepared for that.
What did the pacing of the story feel like? The conflict is set up from the beginning. Isabelle is driven from start to finish with only one goal in mind. She is forced to make tough decisions and this is consistently developed throughout the novel. The pacing moved in rhythm with each scene which is not something newer authors are used to doing so this was also a plus point.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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