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Book Review: Michael’s Mystery by Linze Brandon

Fantasy is a genre that I love to read. It is joy when the story, and even more importantly, the narration, takes me to a world that is quite surreal, and far away from reality. I must confess though, that before reading the blurb, I thought it would be a crime fiction genre. It was a bit of both in the end.

I think the book is one of those where the plot takes time to unravel. Even from the first page, I had the feeling that I was jumping into the middle of a long series without having a clue what had happened prior to that. And going further also, I wasn’t wow-ed in particular by what unfolded. I must admit, the concept of men transforming into dragons (or the other way around) was intriguing, and that part helped to keep me engaged for a while. However, a lot of characters coming in quickly only managed to add to the confusion I felt. Does each character stand out and make sense in the bigger picture? Maybe they do. Their sketches fit well into the story and the genre. The author has a casual style of writing that sits well here.

To be quite frank, this wasn’t a book that I enjoyed reading. But it has the elements and characters that could still appeal to other readers who love the genre of fantasy.

The Bookworm Rates This: 2/5
The Bookworm Rates This: 2/5
Book Details
Title: Michael’s Mystery
Author: Linze Brandon Genre: Fantasy
ISBN/ASIN: 9781310139796 Publisher: Smashwords

A review copy was given to me as part of the b00k r3vi3ws blog tour. No other payment was taken. The views expressed here are my own, frank and uninfluenced.

(© 30th November 2015)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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