Wednesday, November 2, 2016

HER NIGHTLY EMBRACE BY ADI TANTIMEDH - BOOK REVIEW AND BLOG TOUR

Hi everyone!

I am back with another blog tour and book review, this time it is Her Nightly Embrace by Adi Tantimedh. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


Ok, so premise wise, this book sounded really interesting. Some private investigators doing some maybe not super legal things but giving bad people what they deserve. There was also snippet's of the main character, Ravi's, personal life; his parents, his sister, etc. and the fact that he sees Hindu gods. Like Vishnu and Kali. Yup.

I was enjoying the story, things were good, I had just finished the first part and something just changed.

I can't really describe or put my finger on what specifically I was having problems with. I put it down for the night, and the next time I picked it up, I just couldn't get back into it. The narrator was getting annoying, there was so much going on, things were getting confusing, I don't really know if there was one specific element that bothered me.

I did enjoy the crime solving elements, I liked figuring out the puzzle and seeing who was actually the culprit. I didn't love the method of justice this group served. A lot of it was physical punishments, breaking peoples bones, etc. but most of it was psychological. They would phone people and tell them they knew what they were doing, they threatened to tell, etc. I mean, I'm all about justice, but there's something about a rag tag group doling out karma that just rubs me the wrong way.

I think that a lot of people will really love this book. There are many interesting elements and with a few things done a bit differently, I could see myself enjoying this book. But I just think as it stands now, it wasn't for me.

I'm not sure how it works, but there is also supposed to be TV series that goes along with the book and podcasts and stuff, to make it a really interactive, multimedia series, which sounds really cool. Like I said, I'm not really sure how any of the works, but I think it would add a lot to the story and show a more in depth view. I would love to see things like Ravi seeing the gods around.

One element which I think is integral to the story, but I didn't really understand was the connection to the CIA and "Interzone" (truthfully, I'm not sure if Interzone is a real thing or not). I just couldn't see how this fit with the story, at the end there was so many people working for other organizations, and then that organization hired people to work for another organization that was actually a part of the original organization, I still don't even know what happened.

Overall, this was a very unique and interesting book, I'm just not sure it was my thing.