I’ve always loved pirates and am trying to read more sci-fi and fantasy so when I got the opportunity to review this book (I guessed pirates from the cover) I decided to take the plunge. More info, my review and giveaway are below.
Blurb: Matilda Gregson never knew a world outside hers existed, that is until Harvey comes along and shows her something beyond her imagination. All that is on Tilly’s mind is finishing her dissertation, getting her degree, and spending time with her friends before the end of the school year.
But everything changes when she meets Jenny, an agent of a secret society, and nothing prepared either of them for the adventure they are about to endure. Under the pressures of surviving, their friendship grows and they find friends in the most unlikely of places, and betrayal just around the corner.
Will they both be able to stop him before he tears Jenny’s society to the ground?
Review: This is the story of Matilda (known to everyone as Tilly) who is spending a lot of time in the university library doing her dissertation on pirates. Here she meets Jenny who seems nice but Tilly senses something different about her. These differences become more apparent when she meets Harvey and suddenly not getting peace in the library for research is the least of Tilly’s concerns.
I loved the premise of this book, the secret society Jenny is involved with is amazing I would love to be able to do what she does. It’s a swiftly moving story that doesn’t let up though it does take a few pages to get into while the scene is set for what happens later, which I can’t say more without giving the story away. The main reason I didn’t rate this higher is that I didn’t get a clear picture of Tilly and what she’s like. The information was there but I didn’t get a good feel for it and would have liked more depth to her and Jenny.
There’s a lot in this book and, while it wasn’t exactly what I expected it is an enjoyable read and one that promises more in future books (I’m sure I’ve read somewhere that there’s a sequel coming!). For the first book it’s a good start and I’m sure it will develop into a fascinating series.
Rhianne Williams, formally known as RS Williams, writes Fantasy, Adventure and Romance novels. As an avid reader Rhianne has always been in love with the written word and the emotions a good story can create.
Discovering she had a knack for creating stories as a teenager, she started work on her first story. However, at 16 the mundane adult world called her back to an admin job and Rhianne put writing on the back burner until she turned 20. Rediscovering her fascination with writing and creating Rhianne then threw herself back into her writing in 2014.
When she isn’t catching plot bunnies, typing up her creations or writing on her blog, you’ll find her in front of the television watching her favourite shows, spending time with her family and getting lost in others fictional worlds.
The Collective Giveaway
This giveaway is for 1 signed paperback copy of the book. UK only.