Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge 2019

Welcome back to Book Club Thursday!

This weeks post:
Clearing Off the Book Shelves 
Author whose books you are +2 behind on 
Read any new to you author 
Any series you are +2 behind on 
Start a new series 
Read a book you’ve had for six months or less 
Read a book you’ve had for over a year 
Read a book you’ve had for over five years 
Read a book you keep meaning to read 

Anything Goes 
Just Because 
Double Dip 
Recommended by 
Re read 
Second Chance previous read author 
Try again (a book you one gave up on) 
I really tried, but… 

Cover you don’t like 
Mis-match (cover doesn’t fit book) 
Trifecta (cover title & book theme =perfection) 
Single Person 
Body Parts (head only, torso only etc ) 

Must Do
Read any Someday…Sunday you featured
Read any Friday or Sunday book featured by the other blogger

I picked this challenge to do:
Any series you are +2 behind on of the Clearing Off the Bookshelves group

Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders.

And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign. Aden will cross any line to keep his people safe for this new future, where even an assassin might have hope of a life beyond blood and death and pain. Zaira has no such hope. She knows she’s too damaged to return from the abyss. Her driving goal is to protect Aden, protect the only person who has ever come back for her no matter what.

This time, even Aden’s passionate determination may not be enough—because the emotionless chill of Silence existed for a reason. For the violent, and the insane, and the irreparably broken…like Zaira.
I can't believe I let myself get behind on another series that I loved so much. What happened to me? Again I think it's a little case of burnout. You read the same authors over and over and it's bound to happen. 

Plus the fact that the print in this book...don't get me started. No, really don't because print size is my WTF Friday post. You just got a sneak peek. Ha! 

I am glad to have finally read Shards of Hope. As a whole, the book is very good. Just was very slow moving for me. Not sure if that was because of the print or the story itself. It took me days to finish it. Yeah, there are almost 500 pages to the book but that's never kept me from reading a book in a day or two. This was almost a week. 

I know, shocking right! 

It was really funny because I would have moments that I would be totally lost in the story and then bam! I'd slow down to a standstill. It made it so much harder to get into the story. 

The characters are great. I loved them. Aden is such an alpha, story but caring and Zaira might have her issues but deep down she's such a caring person. I also loved visiting with the characters from past books too.  

None of that was the issue. Yes, the small print added to my unhappiness but it wasn't the whole issue. I have to admit for me this book (story) was just okay. I hate saying that because I truly love this series. I was kinda bored. There are very good action moments in this book then you have parts where you find yourself looking out the window instead of reading. 

Of course, this doesn't mean that I wish I hadn't read the book. It just means that even from a favorite author you are going to find a book that either you hate or can't rate it above three stars. I would love to hear your thoughts if you have read this book or if you just understand how I'm feeling. 

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