Book Reviews

Potency by Aubrey Hadley

Firstly, let’s take a moment to notice the beautiful cover. It’s quite stunning; I love the double exposure. The cover for my next novel has double exposure as well. Silver (the Omega #1).

But about the content.42978463

Okay, I’ll be honest. DNF at 23%. The book is 620 pages and I was already bored by 10%. I kept telling myself that maybe it would get better, but it was pretty consistent. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there are some people who will enjoy this book. It just wasn’t for me.

The characters were rather pale. Harper didn’t have very much strength. She went with the flow and didn’t really do anything remarkable. I also wonder if her mom’s strictness was a touch overdone. As for Max, he creeped me out and I was not impressed by his excessive use of swear words.

I think what really got me, though, was the plot. Things moved like molasses in January and I there were a lot of scenes that could have been shortened or entirely cut out. The writing did not pique my interest either. “My stomach lurched in that way it did when something really annoying happened. Like stepping on dog crap in new shoes.” I don’t know, I’m not a huge fan of that one. 😛

So, unfortunately, I do not recommend this book.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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