Review: Amberlough

9780765383815Title: Amberlough (2017) – Preview Excerpt
Author: Lara Elena Donnelly

My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced reader preview in exchange for an honest review.

This excerpt represents the first quarter of Amberlough and I’m unsure whether it piqued my interest enough to continue with the full novel. Amberlough City is a lush cityscape filled with rusting pipes, cigarettes, and sex. The setting is fascinating, but I never quite connected with the political narrative that drives the main story. Ultimately, I got the exact same amount of plot detail from the description on Goodreads that I did from this sample, so it is tough to judge how useful this excerpt is. The relationships are titillating and the characters unique, but I am not sure the story gripped me enough to see it through to the end. How cool is that cover, though?

★★★ out of 5

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