Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book Review - First Ten Pages - The End of Camelot by Diana Rubino

As a reader, if my interest isn't stirred in the first ten pages of a book, it's most likely I won't take the time to read the rest of the story. First impressions do matter...

So, what exactly is the point of a ten page review? Obviously, it's not the story itself, the effectiveness of the plot development, the quality of character development, or the overall talent of the author. What I'm reviewing is the author's ability to draw me into their story in just a few pages. Can they give me a sense of place and time, set the tone of the story, make me care about their protagonist, and give me an impelling reason to keep reading. In today's competitive market, an author only gets a few pages to make all that happen for a reader. The rating reflects my view on those elements. It doesn't reflect on the whole book, since I haven't read the entire story. So I encourage those who read these reviews to keep that in mind and to peruse other whole-book reviews to help make your buying decisions.

Title: Book Three - The End of Camelot
Author: Diana Rubino
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Review Rating: 
***** Totally Hooked - Can't Put It Down

Review Comments: 
In the prologue of this book, Vikki McGlory has just achieved her dream marriage and the fairy-tale life she'd always wanted. She called it Camelot. What an ingenious way to highlight the title of this book, making it jump back into a reader's mind. The End of Camelot... Instantly, without knowing anything about Vikki McGlory, the author had made me care deeply for her loss, one that if the title was true, she would experience in the future. Of course, I have to stay with her! Great beginning

Quote from Book:

She dropped the phone and slid down against the wall. Her glasses fell off her face. The room spun. Sunlight glared. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, Lynda! So glad you like it! Diana