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Book Thoughts: Dare (Natalia Jaster)

Jaster, Natalia - Foolish Kingdoms 2 Dare

★★★

Title: Dare (Foolish Kingdoms #2)
Author: Natalia Jaster
Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Romance/New Adult   Pages: 340
First published: 2017
Edition: Paperback, self-published in 2017

In the Kingdom of Summer, they say she’s wild. Locked in a cage by the sea, Flare dreams of escape. She dreams of a lost world, known only in legends. The island is calling to her. And she won’t let anyone keep her from it. Especially not him.

As much as I loved Trick, the first book in the Foolish Kingdoms series, and its characters, on a whole I simply feel indifferent about its follow-up.

I still liked the writing, but the characters felt a bit bland and not that interesting. There was no chemistry.  I struggled to connect with them or their story.

Too many things did not make sense to me. For example, lip reading is hard, but somehow Jeryn was capable of doing just that almost immediately. I felt this where the story started to fail for me. Their storyline could have been so much more interesting. There should have been so much more legit frustration and misunderstanding, but instead we just have two people who are incredibly stubborn,

Disappointed is not the right word for how I feel about this sequel to Trick. I simpy did not feel it added anything and it felt too apart to see it as a proper second book in the series. I feel the author hastily roped in the first book’s characters to wrap it up, but it was too little too late. To be honest, it was a bit dull.

I will definitely pick up the next in the series in the hope it will be better than this one was.

3 out of 7 stars

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