I normally don’t read novellas because they are just so short. It seems you can never quite get what you want out of the characters in the allotted pages. This, however, is one novella I’m happy I didn’t pass up!
Peace in Flames
A Peace Series Novella
by Caroline Andrus
Release Date: February 16, 2018
Genre: YA Romance
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
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Reviewed by Megan
What I noticed first about this book, of course, was the cover. It’s gorgeous. Stunning.
I initially read the synopsis when the author approached me to review the book but then, as is my custom, completely forgot what it was about. I remembered “novella” and “romance”. But when I actually started reading the book, I noticed how the cover actually conveyed something of what the book was about. This isn’t always the case so I was pleased with this one. And, going into a book blind is actually working for me, as crazy as it sounds 😉
The romance. As with most novellas, I would have liked a little more time for the main characters to develop but Liam and Valerie didn’t seem to rush too much into their relationship. And the short time frame has to do with novellas in general, not specifically this one.
JoJo. I was a little confused how Valerie considered her a best friend once the conflicts started. She was a little self-centered for my liking.
That’s not to say she wasn’t written well. Her personality worked to move the story forward, I was just disappointed in her behavior. And Chris! Ooh, I hated him right away! I was extremely surprised at the lengths his character was willing to go to in order to get what he wanted. Spoiled doesn’t even begin to describe him. Twisted, perhaps?
I was pleased with the way everything was resolved in this little novella, but I definitely want more.
As with many novellas, I find them a little lacking. Of course, how much can you fit into only 100-ish pages without making it seem rushed? I would love to see more of Val and Liam (and I suppose JoJo, too). All in all, this book is one I am very pleased I took the time to read!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for my review. This, in no way, taints or influences my opinions. They are my own. After reading this book, I purchased a Kindle copy in order to support the author. I was in no way compensated for this review.
Until next time, booknerds!