Thursday, 29 January 2015

Captive by A.J. Grainger

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley.
Captive
Blurb (from Goodreads):
I open my eyes. The cell is flooded with sunlight; the window is a slice of pale blue. Dust particles dance in the sparkling light, pirouetting in a golden line from the window to the opposite wall of the cell, where they seem to converge into shapes. It is like looking into a kaleidoscope.

Dad isn't here. No one is, but me.
Robyn Knollys-Green is an A-list celebrity, famous for being the daughter of one of the world's most powerful men. But not even the paparazzi can find her now.

Robyn begins to realise that she is trapped in a complicated web of global corruption and deceit - and that the strange, melancholy boy who has been tasked with guarding her might not be an enemy after all . . .

A thrilling, well-crafted, ever-relevant story from a talented new voice in YA fiction.



Captive by A.J. Grainger

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Captive(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley.)

This was an okay story, but I did struggle to stay focused on this.

I didn’t really love any of the characters in this book, none of them really irritated me, but then they didn’t really engender any strong feelings at all. I can’t say I really cared what happened to any of them really.

The storyline in this just didn’t really hold my attention well at all, and I wanted to put this down and do something else instead. I felt like I was waiting for her to be kidnapped, and then other than a couple of shock situations, I just wanted her to be found and for the book to be over.

As we got towards the end, some things were revealed that shed some light on why Robyn had been kidnapped, and the information which was being hidden from the public by both her father and another large company. I did find this to be the most interesting part of the book, but even then I was eager for this to be over.

The ending was okay, but I wasn’t overly impressed by the little romance that cropped up.
Overall; slow conspiracy story,
6 out of 10


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