Welcome to the reviewing stop on blog tour hosted by Favourite Pages Book Club for a young adult historical fantasy romance – Roaring by Lindsey Duga. You will find in this post details about the book, author, and my review.
Author: Lindsey Duga
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publication Date: August 3rd 2020
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Teen)
Colt Clemmons is an agent in a specialized division within the Bureau of Investigation—one that hunts down not just mobsters, but also monsters.
For reasons that are kept top secret, Colt is the only person who can resist a siren’s voice. But he’s never had a chance to test this ability. The last siren left in the world mysteriously disappeared years ago.
Then one night, with a single word, she reveals herself. It seems too good to be true.
And it is. Because nothing about this siren—her past, her powers, or her purpose—is what it seems…
Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.
Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.
Author: Lindsey Duga
Publication Year: 2020
Genres: YA Historical Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Source: eARC via Favourite Pages Book Club
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Recommendation: Recommended for YA urban fantasy readers, who enjoy innocent romance.
I loved Lindsey’s first book Kiss of the Royal, so to be honest, I expected to love this book, but sadly I only liked it, but still I liked it.
The story and plot was good, the world was interesting, writing was descent and characters likable. There was innocent romance, some action, a bit of secrets and intriguing concept of monsters. However, it failed to enchant me and keep me engaged, but it could have been my mood and not the book.
The romance felt slow burning, but in reality it was actually happening very fast, as they fell in love just in few days’ time. Sadly, I didn’t feel butterflies and real chemistry between Eris and Colt, however, their moments together were cute and even sweet.
Even with the constant action and turns of events, it didn’t feel exciting enough and didn’t manage to capture my attention completely, maybe because a reading slump is sneaking up on me or maybe the twenties slang was just a bit distracting as I wasn’t sure that I always understood it correctly. There was a glossary with explanation for the slang, but I didn’t feel like all the time scrolling back to it. However, the use of slang from twenties did add to the historical atmosphere.
The several first chapters and the last ones were the best part of the book, it just lost me a bit in the middle of the story, as I felt a tiny bit bored and distracted by reality and my everyday life, which rarely happens when I read. Maybe it was just my state of mind and not the book itself.
At the beginning of the story we meet Eris, the last siren, and Colt, the agent sent to bring her in, and then we follow their journey in discovering the mystery surrounding the past and the creation of Eris into siren. We learn Colt’s secrets along the way, and see how they both fall in love during a dangerous and action packed road to gaining freedom and acceptance of themselves, while running for their lives in search of the truth. So at the end, I’m not sure why this story didn’t capture my heart completely as it had so much to offer.
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