Monday, 13 August 2012

GUEST REVIEW // A Job From Hell - Jayde Scott

Today's review comes from book lover, Amber!

A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends #1) - Jayde Scott

Goodreads Synopsis - In a world of love bonds, rituals, dark magic, ancient enemies and immortals, nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.

Seventeen-year-old Amber enters the paranormal world by chance when her brother, Dallas, sets her up with a summer job in Scotland. Dallas has spied something in the woods he thinks could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But instead of finding riches, Amber unknowingly enters a paranormal race—and promptly wins the first prize—a prize for which many would kill. Soon, she discovers her new boss, Aidan, didn’t employ her for her astounding housekeeping skills and he isn't who he claims to be either.

As the dark forces slowly conspire against Amber, her naivety and love for Aidan catapults her into a calamitous series of otherworldly events. With every immortal creature hunting for her, whom can she trust with her life?

I got this book because it was in the cheap books section on Amazon for a bit of light reading, you know what I mean? When you just want something to entertain you for a day.  For that particular purpose, it was great! Easy to read, and follow what was going on and who the characters were. It was even a bit addictive, I flew through it.  The characters were likeable and entertaining. Some of the frequent banter had me giggling and a couple of the lesser characters I thought were brilliant and intriguing. Particularly Cass, who to me stood out more than the main character, Amber.

However sitting back and thinking about it now, it was a little disappointing.  It was like a cake mix that had all the right ingredients but was then under baked. I love reading a book and feeling everything with the characters falling in love as they do, feeling the highs and the lows. But this book didn’t quite get me, it seemed rushed. Almost jumpy in the transitions between the action peaks, lacking the padding that makes the story more 3 dimensional.

In conclusion if you are looking for a quick entertainment fix, yeah go for it. However if your looking for a book you can absorb every detail of and think about the way its written….. maybe not.

 Id give it a 3/5 and an Obama “not bad” meme.

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