Monday, June 8, 2015
Book Review: Red Nights by Shari J. Ryan
Red Nights is a romance mystery novel. 24 year old Felicity Stone wakes up one night to find her entire house on fire. Unbeknownst to her, her twin brother Blake was in the house and ends up dying. Heartbroken she moves in with her friend and coworker Aspen. Felicity has taken to spending every night lying in the park on the grass staring up at the stars. There she meets a stranger, Hayes Peyton with whom she immediately has a connection with. Confusion and frustration is every where as Felicity doesn't know who to trust when it is discovered that the fire is not an accident but rather arson.
Ok so this book started off fairly solid for me. I was totally hooked and couldn't stop turning the pages. But then Felicity started to grate on my nerves. She would jump to conclusions way too fast and accuse people of things without really thinking. Then all the sudden there were jumps in time. It started to feel rushes as though the author just wanted to get to the ending. So some parts dragged and then other parts were like, "Whoa wait why are we suddenly a couple of months ahead in time?".
I will say that I loved Hayes and I loved Felicity's friend Aspen. I just started to hate Felicity herself. Overall I enjoyed the book enough that I will definitely check out more books by the author. But this wasn't a book that I think to myself, "I'm totally rereading this."
So I would say this is 3 and half stars. But for goodreads and amazon purposes I'll have to put it at 3.
*I received a review copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion