[Review] The Corridor by A. N. Willis

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[The Corridor]

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June 23, 2015

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4stars

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Arc kindly provided by the publisher, via netGalley, in exchange for an honest review .

The Corridor was an easy and enjoyable read. I can’t really say that I went wild while reading it but it was decent.
It started a bit boring but the plot was promising and intriguing. After reading 30% of the book it felt like things were getting better and faster.

A.N. Willis writting style is pleasant and not confusing. I had no trouble keeping up with the story and the trasition from Estele’s feelings to information and dialogue had a flow. I was inside her head and I was easily able to see her surroundings without getting lost. Reading in a different language than my own is not hard but simple and elegant writting style like the one in The Corridor make it easier for me. Gladly!

We were introduced to Estele, a girl with the ability to travel in parallel universes. This wasn’t normal and she was trying to hide it because it was dangerous. All she needed was to be normal and leave a quiet life. Estele is the kind of girl who would do anything for her family and the ones she loves. She didn’t know it but she was brave and determined and when her dad needed her in order to save their world, she was ready to sacrifice herself and reveal her powers.
I was really satisfied with Estele’s thoughts, feelings and reactions; they seemed realistic to me and that’s how normal people would have acted if they happened to be in her shoes.

I admit that her Chol, her love interest was kind of uninteresting and forgetabble and their romance was rushed and kind of awkward. I mean, yeah the attraction was there since the very beginning but escalated quickly, out of nowhere. They didn’t even met eachother more than, what? Five times?
That was my only objection. Other than that, Chol was pretty ok and I can say that if he had a bigger part in the book I would have liked him more.

The book had a lot of action and twists that I enjoyed and the romance was not the biggest part, thing that I appreciated. There were a couple of characters that I disliked and others that earned my trust with a bit more effort. Estele had to go through a lot in order to trust the right people and actually see what was in front of her. I enjoyed being in that journey with her, putting my faith in her to make things right.

The book ends with a cliffhanger and the second book has already my attention.
Hopefully we will get to see more of Cohl and his world and I can’t wait to find out about the new world that was promised to us.

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[A. N. Willis]

[Monthly] netGalley ARCs/TBR

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kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

So yeah, basically I have these Advanced Reader Copies and I have to review them. Two of them were published already but I still have write a review.

What do you think about them?

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Beloved author Grace Livingston Hill has been delighting romance readers for generations. This collection of three full-length novels is sure to sweetly satisfy. In Marigold , the lovely Marigold Brooke travels to Washington, DC, where one man sweeps her off her feet, but another helps her see what real love—and faith—are all about. In Mystery Flowers , Diana Disston is heartbroken and comforted only by anonymous and mysterious gifts of flowers. In White Orchids, Camilla Chrystie is joined by a handsome stranger in a desperate effort to save her mother’s life.

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Aurelia Barone, Jewel of Starry Stone, harbors no illusions about the purpose of her life as heir to the throne. But after two failed betrothals, she starts to feel like nothing more than a pawn being moved aimlessly about a game board.

Until the night she loses everything.

Kidnapped by a wise-cracking mercenary with more than one identity, Aurelia embarks on a mission across land and sea to avenge her father’s death.

But an evil is rising from the ashes of memory. Insidious magic is stirring. The dregs of a once-powerful nation are thirsty for blood and revenge.

They seek to harness Aurelia. To tempt her. To manipulate her.

And if necessary, to destroy her.

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