The Appeal of Evil By Pembroke Sinclair
—Review by Bethanie
Where do I start?
Hmm, the beginning would be best. Well I must say this. The first chapter set the mood for the entire book—Tennis Match. I’ll be honest this is one of those stories I love to hate and hate to love.
Ms. Sinclair really has a nack for creating the type of story where I was not sure who I wanted to win. In reading, I started jumping between the good boy and the bad boy and at the end I really wanted the one just stuck in the middle to find a way out. It was nothing like I had imagined—warning cliffhanger. It is the first book in a series, so a cliffhanger seemed appropriate.
I consider myself a fairly decent judge of how a book will turn out or what might happen. This time I was just stumped. It would seem the main character would be going one way and then would turn around when I was almost sure she had made a choice and go directly opposite of what I thought. It was frustrating and exciting at the same time.
Whether you like good vs. evil or not you will get into this book. I was concerned at first but by about the second chapter, I was hooked. I read the book in less than twenty-four hours.
I found myself getting so excited or really nervous about what would happen next that my eyes would rush down the page. I would then have to stop and go back to where I started the rush to keep up with everything happening. There was so much.
WRITING AND STORYLINE:
The writing of this book was superb. I cannot think of a single thing that made me go back and question what was going on. The story flowed like water from the tap. The description of things in the book brought me directly into it as if I were standing there witnessing it first hand. The story was NOT your typical good vs. evil, but at the same time it was. I’ll let you figure that out when you read it.
NOW FOR THE ALL-IMPORTANT QUESTION:
Would I recommend this book to others? Definitely yes! Happy reading!
I was given a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. No monetary exchange was made.