Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Reviewing The Recruit by Addison Albright

The Recruit by Addison Albright 3*
BLURB: Albert Manlii has walked this earth for more than two thousand years, but survival on his own was never easy. Now he leads a faction of highly organized vampires who carefully guard the secret of their existence. Unlike the old days, potential recruits are carefully selected and presented with an offer.
Phillip Brewer has weeks to live—if he lets his disease run its course. He doesn’t want to die, but given a choice, will his desire to live outweigh his concerns about the vampires’ ethics?
When the new recruit’s missteps are cause for concern, can Albert control the fallout, or will Phillip’s life once again be torn apart?

My Review: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I was intrigued by the blurb and, even though it was a very short story, I expected it to be a good one, especially as the author has given me enjoyable reads in the past. Unfortunately it wasn't to be this time. It felt rushed, clunky, and unfinished. I felt like I was slogging through it and that lessened my enjoyment a great deal. I will say that I was impressed by the vampire depiction in this and hope the author takes that to another story and expounds on it with less clunkines than this story had. So to finish I won't bother to recommend this to any particulas readers but I will also add that it's just one book by this author and I will be on the lookout for more Addison Albright stories in the future.

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