Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Review: The Letting **GIVEAWAY** + Trailer

Blog Tour: Review: The Letting by Catherine Goldstein **GIVEAWAY** + Trailer

The Letting
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What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil? 
This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.
Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…
Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In a nutshell: a let-me-down; bipolar, contradicting.

The synopsis was not very informative on what the story was about, unless most of it went in one ear and out the other basically. I literally thought it was about the Devil. I liked the concept of the story: corrupt government and rebels rising against them. I felt that this story could've been more well-developed. A lot more was needed to explain the way things were and how they came to be; much more elaboration.

The romance was right-off-the-back between the two main characters that still needed more to reinforce their relationship in the story, it just wasn't enough for me to be believable or true. The scenes were good enough with easy flow, but I couldn't string it all together.

There were so many times I thought the book was going somewhere, promising enough to get better. But that better never came to pass. I felt frustrated because this story had so much potential, the potential to be really great, but I couldn't get a good grip on the story. Although, the potential it had was never enough to be better, but enough to get by until the end.

Overall, the story was enjoyable, but needs more work.

About the Author:

Cathrine GoldsteinGiven my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it's because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA novel, THE LETTING. 
Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant -- like my love for: coffee (although sadly, it's now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski... and, above all, my husband and my girls. 
I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York Mistress, and I'm also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre.

Photo by: Joe Henson, NYC

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