The Benighted by A.M. Dunnewin

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★★★☆☆

I received this book in an exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.

First of all, let me begin by saying that this book was nearly a 4 stars for me and perhaps is more deserving of a 3.8 but since I can’t use a “3.8” rating on sites, a 3 will have to do.

I gave it a 3 because while this book is rather good, the writing is done well and the story is intriguing there is one thing above all else that held me back from really becoming engaged in this story – which is the constant shifting between present and past via flashbacks. While the flashbacks themselves aren’t troublesome its that one moment you’re reading a line of the present and the next you’re thrown into a dream state and flashback of what really happened. It takes a moment for your brain to adjust and for me it kind of kept me from really engaging into the story.

HOWEVER, all of this aside I really did enjoy the story and the fact the MC, Skylar Mandolyn, is a strong female character who takes matters into her own hands. Plus, her trusty knight – Harlin – is a strong, sturdy male who is there to support her.

There is a touch of romance but not the sort to make your teeth fall out, it’s a fast paced tale and will surely get you hooked and waiting for the next one. Look out for A.M. Dunnewin!

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