Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Review! Rhodi's Light by Melanie Linski, 3 Cranky Stars

Rhodi's Light (The Rhodi Saga, #1)Rhodi's Light by Megan Linski
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

***** 3 Cranky Stars*****

This was a curious read.

It’s a tale about a group of assassins/ninja/heroes who lived in Crescentia, a fantastical dystopian world. The group flew under the name Rhodi and they have an age old enemy called The Hunter’s Guild.

The story started off well, with the twins Dylan and Devin traveling with their parents. Running away from something or someone the twins knew nothing of. Their whole life had been consistently like that: running and hiding, assuming identities to avoid being found. Then a tragedy happened leaving the twins orphans and nowhere to go.

They got picked up by yet another set of twins, Tavana and Talidin who are Rhodi warriors looking for new recruits. In exchange for food and safety, the young ones agreed to be their pupils.

What followed next was the curious bit.

More than 50% of the book had been spent training Dylan and Devin to be Rhodi. There’s definitely action and the pace kept moving...just stuck in training. The enemy made and appearance and loads of action sequence resulted in that.

Then things started happening and what little world building there was to begin with was made even more complicated by new ideas. To cap it all off, mental health issues had been thrown into the mix.

It felt like the author tried to write about all the things she felt strongly about. Only problem was they were all major key points of a story and would have been better if they were told in separate books to deliver the message.

In the end, it was just too much for this reader who was still trying to figure out why Dylan and Devin’s parents were running in the first place.

Well, it looks like the rest of the books in the series are going to be released soon after this one, so if you liked the book and left a bit confused like me, you’d get your answers in the succeeding books soon after.

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