Saturday, August 31
Book Review: A Brewing Storm
Author: Richard Castle
Pages: EBook 83
Summary: Part One of the Derrick Storm trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle, available exclusively as an eBook short.
When Derrick Storm needed to leave the CIA, he couldn't just retire. He had to fake his own death. So when his former boss calls in an old favor that will bring Storm out of early retirement and back to Washington to investigate a high-profile kidnapping, he knows there must be more at stake than the life of a senator's son. Working alongside, but not exactly with, bombshell FBI investigator April Showers, Storm must make sense of a confusing flurry of ransom notes and a complicated web of personal relationships and international politics. He'll get to the bottom of the kidnapping, but the storm is still brewing . . .
My Rating: 7.5/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I went into this book (and the whole mini-series to be truthful) with very low expectations. This book is in no way an excellent book. It's quite corny, stereotypical mystery-thriller, which is based off of a fictional book and author from a television show. Yet despite all this, I did have a fun time with the book.
The book does a good job at introducing the readers to Derrick storm, although a lot of who he is, what his past is like is hidden from the reader, it helps add a bit of mystery and intrigue to the characters. Although don't expect much on character development, or have anything important to be revealed about him. Because not a whole lot of information was revealed. The book was exactly what you'd expect from the (fake) author, Richard Castle. If you've seen the TV series, it has his personality written throughout the book. It's c. It was a mindless read, but I did enjoy it (and the series) in the end.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, especially if you enjoy the show (Castle), it was a quick and fun read, corny, but if you enjoy the series, then I'd say give it (and the entire trilogy) a try.
What to read next: A Raging Storm, A Bloody Storm
Challenges: 100 Book Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge