Quite a page turner

4stars

Defects (The Reverians Book 1) – by Sarah Noffke – Review

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The book is quite a page turner . Em is a character with a unique gift, but she also lacks a certain power, and the story is all about how she acquires that power. Right from the first

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The book is quite a page turner . Em is a character with a unique gift, but she also lacks a certain power, and the story is all about how she acquires that power. Right from the first sentence, you know that you are in for a very tense, thrilling adventure:

“My fingers tremble as I assemble the pieces.

He’ll be back in a few minutes.”

To aggravate you even further, the author has written the book in the present tense, ha ha.

The dialogs are very realistic and blend well with the unconventional atmosphere. For instance:

” “You weren’t planning on leaving the house like that, were you?” she asks with a disappointed glare as she sizes up my appearance.

“I was—”

“Looking for your blazer, right?” Zack plucks my black blazer from underneath a cushion on the settee behind him and holds it out for me”

Or the very direct (it made me chuckle actually, due to its tone):

““You know why I’m here. Give me what I want,” Rogue says.”

Sometimes the dialogs are quite humorous (in fact, the entire chapter, where it is taken from, is quite funny):

“You see, I think before you become a poster child for the Defects, you should be tied to the post of my bed. How does that—”

The plot is quite unconventional, and the dialogs are pretty good too. Where the book falls short is in character development. Apart from Em, not much depth is bestowed on the other characters by the author; the only way out for the reader is through pure guesswork. As such it is hard for me, as a reader to feel or care for them.

Overall a fun and easy read to pass time on a boring Sunday evening when you are alone!

Conclusion Rating
4 stars

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