Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Review: Armored Hearts (Armored Hearts #1) by Melissa Turner Lee & Pauline Creeden

Armored Hearts (Armored Hearts, #1)
Armored Hearts (Armored Hearts #1) by Melissa Turner Lee & Pauline Creeden
Publication Date: April 29th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 159
Format: Kindle
Source: Authors
When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother's side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales.

Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair.

Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.
~My Thoughts~
*was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinions*
The cover and blurb caught my interest when the author approached me way back when. Now feeling like I’m in a reading slump, I’ve been interested in reading shorter books to quench my thirst. So I got excited to read this steampunk as sadly I don’t read enough, but when one comes around I can’t wait to devour it!
In the beginning I was consuming Armored Hearts but then I’d get distracted by other things and would eventually get back to reading, I started to get a little bored. I didn’t really know where this was going so I lost a little interest when it was just character development and world building. Though I liked the characters, especially Jessamine with her constantly challenging our main character Gareth, and the surprising world Gareth got thrown into, I still just couldn’t feel completely satisfied.
Maybe it was because the summary doesn’t tell a lot about the story, there’s so much unexpectedness that runs through this story that I don’t know if I should be happy or let down haha. There’s twist and turns I didn’t see coming and what I thought was going on was actually a bigger surprise in the waiting. All good things for a great storyline yet I still feel unsatisfied. *shrugs*
Overall, this being the first in a series I’m quite curious on where the authors are going to go with it! I can’t wait till the second book comes out cause there’s so many questions that need to be answered! This is one world I am hooked too, that the next day I read the prequel early in the morning! Mixed feelings for sure but I am a fan! So I recommend that anyone that enjoys a good steampunk  fantasy should give this one a try! 
3.5 Bats
Gives you a good haunting
Sweet Readings Everybody!

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