12 February 2016

Book Review: Flesh (Flesh, #1) by Kylie Scott

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Momentum
Published: 1st October 2012
Pages: 288
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Main Characters: Ali, Daniel, Finn,
Date Read: 1st February - 9th February 2016

Rating Given:
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Ali has been hiding in an attic since civilisation collapsed eight weeks ago.
When the plague hit, her neighbours turned into mindless, hungry, homicidal maniacs.
Daniel has been a loner his entire life. Then the world empties and he realises that being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Finn is a former cop who is desperate for companionship, and willing to do anything it takes to protect the survivors around him.
When the three cross paths they band together; sparks fly, romance blooms in the wasteland and Ali, Daniel and Finn bend to their very human needs in the ruins of civilisation.
Lust, love and trust all come under fire in Flesh as the three band together to survive, hunted through the suburban wastelands.

As soon as I finished reading Kylie Scott's Stage Dive series I went and brought this book and was hoping that it was just as good but I'm afraid for me it didn't come even close...

I love the dark colours used for this cover as it gives it a creep feel to the cover which is good as it is about zombies. I also feel that everything else about the cover is in keeping with the story which is always a favourite thing of mine in the covers that I love.

When I first started reading Flesh I really thought I was going to love it as it captured my attention and after reading the Stage Dive series I knew that she liked doing insta-love so I thought that I would learn to love Ali and Daniel together as Kylie Scott is usually brilliant at writing powerful romances which she did do for a little while. Flesh really started to take a nosedive as soon as Finn came on to the scene and once that happened the relationship between Ali and Daniel changed and after that I didn't feel any chemistry between any of the characters. I think that some of the things that happened was a bit too unbelievable and then for them to decide on making a family in a world that is full of zombies it just doesn't make any sense what so ever. For me there wasn't enough zombie action as I was expecting more from that area. The ending was a bit too rushed for me to like it I thought there was more to say and yes I understand there is going to be another book in the series but it's with new characters so I'm not sure everything I wanted clearing up will do so in the next book.

In the beginning I kind of liked the two main character but like I said before I really didn't like Finn for me he ruined the book. With Ali I started off thinking she takes no prisoners however, that wasn't to be the case as she came across as a bit of a whiner and very annoying. Daniel was my favourite character in this particular book as he was so sweet and very protective but in a way where he didn't come across as controlling which happens a lot in other books I've read and with Finn. Finn came across as a controlling and far too arrogant and not in an endearing way that I can sometimes like.

Overall, Flesh started off strong but by the end I just wanted to get the book over with so I could get onto something I may enjoy more than I had with this one. This hasn't put me off reading Kylie Scott books as this was one of her more earlier books plus I know she can do an amazing series.