Power Games, Victoria Fox.

 

Power Games

Power Games, Victoria Fox.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews.
I was looking forwards to this as I’d loved Victoria’s Glittering Fortunes, but sadly this book didn’t cut it for me….
I think that although the premise interested me, there were just too many characters involved. By the time I’d got to understand one it was time to meet the next one, and I just didn’t feel I knew any of them well enough to like them or care about what happened to them. Some were shallow, some greedy, some simply in professions that make their jobs from digging dirt. The man behind it all – I wanted to sympathise with him but just couldn’t…
Once they were on the island it reminded me too much of that school staple Lord of the Flies in how they changed character, and divided into groups and argued. I think that my main problem was not knowing the characters well enough to worry about them. I have to feel people are real and here we’ve the seven Celebrities, their families and friends, their publicity staff and managers, the man behind everything, the people around him…it was just too many without one or two focus characters, and the emotion got spread too thinly for me. Plus of course their faults – even though some redeemed towards the end – were such that I just didn’t like them 😦
Some you win, some you don’t and I’m just glad this wasn’t my first Victoria Fox book as I’d never have read the great fun read Glittering Fortunes..
Stars: Two – sorry, just didn’t work for me.
ARC supplied via Netgalley

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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