Saturday, August 18, 2012
Book Review: Betrayal
Haunting Emma series Book 2
AUTHOR: Lee Nichols
PREMISE: Emma deals with the consequences of Cole's death as well as the idea that there may be a traitor in her mist.
MY REVIEW: So the Haunting Emma series is...fun. Not ground breaking, not best novel ever, but it is some entertaining stuff. If like me, you are addicted to the ghost genre and love paranormal romances, these books a fun distraction.
I will say the most annoying thing in the series is how often the author likes to use the "everyone against Emma card". I'm sorry this trope bugs me no matter who uses it. It's unrealistic and it's contrived and it's a lazy way to get your reader to sympathize with your character. It especially gets annoying when you have your main character try to help the people who are jerks to her like Emma did with Cole's two friends who frankly I found to be lousy. "Cole's death wasn't your fault? Oh sorry for tormenting you in school for weeks. Forgiven?" Really author? Really? These are people I want Emma to hang out with? Yeah, don't think so.
So the books are a bit mediocre but this is clearly a series that isn't aiming to be a bestseller. It's there to fill a niche for the paranormal romance genre. It does it's job well so I rec it for those looking for more ghost books.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that read Deception, paranormal fans, ghost fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five ex dead boyfriends