Friday, October 23, 2015

Review: Code Black by Tina Moss

Code Black
Author: Tina Moss
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Publisher: City Owl Press
ISBN13: 9780986251610
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
Gossip mag reporter Sera Benenati knows a thing or two about unearthing secrets...and burying them. As an unregistered supernatural, her freedom depends on keeping her fire-wielding abilities contained. Yet, the threat of a little flame isn’t enough to snuff out her journalistic pursuits. She’s determined to claw her way to the top and land a spot with a real paper.

When she tracks a lead on a string of gruesome paranormal murders to the small town of Buckhorn, Arizona, she’s certain she’s landed the perfect scoop. But, as the crime scene reveals victims with bite marks, torn flesh, and battered bodies, Sera may have smoked out more than she can burn. As the investigation grows hot and Sera winds up in the crosshairs, she’ll need the help of a sexy shifter, special agent Talon Rede, to unmask the murderers before she becomes the next victim.

I really dislike when I don't love a book. I hate having to write about what made it bad for me and I hate trying to decide what star rating to give it in the end.

I had a really hard time getting into CODE BLACK. The first thing that pops into my mind on how to explain it to you is this. You know when you are watching a sub-par movie and the actors sound like they are reading a script instead of actually living what they are saying? That is exactly how CODE BLACK read to me. It made it very hard to enjoy the events that were happening and I couldn't really connect with the characters because it all felt fake. It got a little better as the book went on, but I still couldn't connect with the characters and let's face it, if you don't care about the characters, you are going to struggle with the story.

Because I just wasn't into it, I drifted a lot while reading CODE BLACK. I don't know if its because of this, but I had a hard time following all the characters and mythology involved in the story. There seemed like there were way more questions than answers and I found myself confused at times. I am pretty positive that I won't be continuing with this series.

I gave it 2/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.