Author: Natasha Mostert

The Midnight Side by Natasha Mostert

Posted August 26, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
The Midnight Side by Natasha Mostert

This is the third book I have read by this author, and while I am a fan of mystery and fantasy it’s not a genre a read as much as I used to, but I know from past experience that the writer has a nice writing style. I have to say of the three books I have read by her, this one is probably my least favorite. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the book, the writing style is still good, and I could easily pick out the author’s voice within this book, but for whatever reason I did not connect with the main character which caused some issues in my enjoyment of the book. So Alette is the main character in this book, and there is nothing exactly wrong with her per say, I didn’t connect with her at all. She wasn’t likable to me. And because I didn’t really like her, I didn’t exactly care about what happened to her within the book, which made it hard for me to get invested in the book. I think this is part of the reason I found myself putting this book down more often then I normally do when reading books. The pacing of the book was pretty good, and the writing quality was good as well. The author has proven to be very good at painting a vivid picture with her words, something I really love about her writing. There were a couple of points within the book I […]

Windwalker by Natasha Mostert

Posted August 19, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Windwalker by Natasha Mostert

I picked up this book after reading Season of the Witch by the same author, a book I thought was both well written and interesting. I think one of the things that is particularly interesting about this author is that she tends to blend genres,  you end up with an urban fantasy book with romance, mystery, and suspense, and as a reader I have always been a big fan of authors would mix genres, I think it allows them more freedom to work with in terms of story lines. So to begin I want to say that I really do enjoy the writing style that Natasha has, she is a good writer to be sure. But that being said this book just didn’t work for me. I’m not really a fan of books that are more ghostly/spirits than other types of urban fantasy. I think its because I am really not a fan of books that are more haunting/horror in nature, they just do nothing for me. And to me it felt like this is what this novel was leaning towards, so I really just never bonded to the book the way I would have liked to. Another problem I had with the book was that there were a lot of really interesting story lines and plot points within it, but by the end of the book I felt like they were kind of unfinished. For me with books, if an author is going to introduce a plot point it […]

Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

Posted August 10, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

It’s widely known how much I love urban fantasy books, and I think part of what I love about urban fantasy books is that they all have elements of mystery and suspense in them, and I love mystery and suspense in all of my entertainment, from tv, movies, and books. Honestly, the reason this book stood out to me while I was reading it was because of Gabe, he’s very much the main character in the book, and I liked that shift from my normal woman being the main character reads. So Gabe’s skills are actually really interesting to me. He makes his living as a hacker, which I kind of love, because that whole profession is something I find intriguing as a whole. But he is more than just a hacker, he’s also someone who can read other people’s minds (there is some lingo that goes along with this skill, but I’m not going to get into it here). Gabe has to use his skill to help an ex find her missing stepson (enter mystery and suspense). It would appear that one of the Monk sisters is a murderer, and Gabe has to find out which one it is. Of course in the middle of all of this, he also just happens to fall in love with one of the sisters. The problem with reviewing this book is there isn’t a whole lot I want to talk about specifically because I don’t want to ruin anything for future readers. […]