Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Review: The Night House by J.C. McKenzie (@JC_McKenzie)

The Night House
Release Date: March 22, 2019
Publisher: JCM Publications
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Review Copy Source: Author

What would you pay for your freedom?

Caught by a powerful lord from the alternate realm of Arkavia, Taya’s offered the chance to avenge the dead, save her home world, and win her freedom.

Her days of stealing supplies and surviving among the remnants of Earth are over, but can she afford the price of Lord Thane’s deal?

I fell into THE NIGHT HOUSE the moment it started.

THE NIGHT HOUSE reads in a few different genres. We start with a bit of survival/apocalyptic and then it jumps into fantasy and then they combine at the end. I enjoyed the story as a whole and the characters were easy to like and read about.

I enjoyed learning about the world of Arkavia. I would have liked more from it, but what I did get kept me intrigued. I enjoyed the action scenes and the romance development between Taya and Thane.

There were a few pacing issues in THE NIGHT HOUSE. Time jumped at points that I would have liked to know more. Then there was the ending. It felt super rushed and unfinished. It felt like another book was to come, but it's a standalone so that isn't going to happen.

My final thoughts: I didn't get enough of the story and the world and I would read more if more was to come in the future.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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