Book Review: Master of One

I have another review coming your way. I was excited for this one and it was Master of One by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett.

Synopsis: Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into noble’s coffers, picked soldier’s pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer.

But Rags could never have guessed this “relic” would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes, because things just get stranger from there..

This book had so much potential but did not meet the mark for me. I was really excited going into it because it is a Fae based book and it was centred around a heist.

The characters were all very similar and it was hard to distinguish anything exciting about each. One of them swore a lot which is sometimes fun but in this case it seemed like it was just added to make them feel like a different character.

The first about 70 pages were good and had me pulled in and then nothing really happened from then on. The plot just seemed to be them traveling from place to place but it always felt like they were going to places but nothing was happening at them. I think the book would have benefitted from being edited down a bit more to a smaller book instead of a 500 page book.

There was also some sexual tension between two characters that was building and building and then we got no resolution on that. It just ends without it being fully explored and I was hoping we got at least experience something with these characters but it was the slowest burn I have ever read.

This book put me in a reading slump which made me sad.

Book Rating: 2/5

You can buy this book on Amazon and find it on Goodreads.

Disclaimer: I was sent this book by Harper Collins to read and give an honest review.

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Synopsis: Peter Hansen feels like he’s suffocating. His home is a battleground for his parent’s fights and the lonely world around him in Haverty, Illinois is filled with the problems he could face upon entry into adulthood at the end of his senior year of high school. Everything around him feels like it’s slowly closing in and he doesn’t know where to look for help. And then the divorce comes.

When his parents marriage finally falls apart, Peter thinks things will get better. What he begins to realize is that the only thing more suffocating than the fighting is the silence of his mother’s grief. He struggles to find peace of mind in a group of friends he meets at a local coffee shop. Through these relationships and his budding romance with his new friend, Ryan, Peter must find the air he needs and the beauty in a world where things frequently fall apart.

CW: Mental Health, Self-Harm (not shown), Anxiety, Depression, Divorce

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