Indelible, Adelia Saunders

Indelible, Adelia Saunders

Indelible by [Saunders, Adelia]

Genre:  General fiction

I really wanted to like this book, it sounded so deliciously different, and reminded me a bit of Elizabeth Hunter’s Irin chronicles with the skin marking references, though of course instead of a few people having visible marking to others, only Magdalena sees what’s marked, no-one else.

Once I started reading though..well, I just felt it was a disjointed rambling tale. Nothing seemed to really relate to anything else, we seemed to veer from one persons POV to the next, and I just felt lost, didn’t understand what was the point of what we were told. It felt like a story that led nowhere.

The three main characters had a very tenuous connection, and I felt them to be kind of flat, I didn’t understand them, didn’t like them and just wasn’t interested in their spry or what would happen to them.
I started flipping through at about 30% hoping it would get more interesting, looking for something that would hook me in to the story. I didn’t find it and DNF the novel. There’s too many books I will like to waste time on one I know I’m not going to.

For me it was a story that had so much fantastical potential but which turned out very different to what I expected from the description. I can see though that many others love it, clearly it resonated with many people but for me its just a fail.

Stars: two, just one of those I didn’t like, didn’t understand but others love. Che sera…

ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers

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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.

3 responses to “Indelible, Adelia Saunders”

  1. Mary Smith says :

    I looked to see what others had said about this but at over £10 for the kindle version I’m passing on this one.

    • jeanniezelos says :

      Mary, I’ve noticed quite a few books creeping into the £10+ bracket, and others that are more a serial, so though each bit seems cheapish at around £2-3 they’re only maybe 100 pages so once more the whole book is costly. I guess thats why I love KU so much, once you’ve paid the months fee you’re free to try as many as you want risk free.
      I’d think twice about paying this much for a novel from an established author – usually after a few months they go down in price, and from a new one? Well, optimism is all I can say! It seems to have garnered mixed feelings this one, some people love it and others feel like me its just a strange story with nowhere to go, no real point to it.

      • Mary Smith says :

        I’ve actually been buying more paperbacks recently, especially when the kindle price is only a few pence cheaper than the ‘real’ book.

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