Sunday, 11 October 2015

Last Light Falling (The Covenant #1) by J.E. Plemons

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Dog Ear Publishing and NetGalley.
Last Light Falling (The Covenant, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
If your fate has already been chosen for you, would you change it? Fifteen-year-old Arena Power blindly accepts her destiny in a world filled with tragedy, chaos, and a lingering wickedness that will tempt every man's soul until the last days on Earth. Set in the United States in the year 2053, America, like most of the world, has undergone catastrophic earthquakes, famine, and an economic collapse, which has rendered the nation hopeless. It has turned to other nations, like Russia and China, to help restore what was once a world power. Unfortunately, the new America has grossly caused civil unrest that will eventually be the precursor to a much bigger war of biblical proportions.
Orphaned at the age of nine, Arena and her twin brother, Gabe, have learned to rely on each other through the toughest times. Not only do they share the same birthday and the tragic loss of their parents, they both have a birthmark on the back of their necks in the shape of a crucifix. This is only but a small sign of the destiny that will follow. On 
their fifteenth birthday, they receive a mystery letter and key from their estranged Uncle Finnegan. This key will unlock their fate, and it will be up to a priest, who has vowed to protect them since birth, to unfold the layers of their destiny-to undo the evil that has spoiled the world, and to help unleash God's wrath upon those who have turned from Him in the last days of history.
Last Light Falling weaves righteousness with evil, treachery with truth, and shows just how far the will of man can survive on faith alone. Arena and Gabriel's fate will determine that course of history for which has already been written. They were not born to save the world; they were chosen to prepare it for the final days.

Last Light Falling by J.E. Plemons

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Last Light Falling (The Covenant, #1) “This is your quest – you are the chosen ones,”

Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this book.

Arena was a penis-obsessed psychopath. She shot first, and asked questions later, if she even bothered to question what she’d done. The death count went up and up and up, and she seemed to be enjoying it way too much, then when she took a shower (to wash all the blood and brains off) she prayed for forgiveness… and then went out and did it all over again. Ugh.

The storyline in this just lost me. I got sick of the info-dumps, of which there were many, and why Arena felt the need to keep mentioning penis size, or just outright shooting them off, I don’t know. I have to say that I got sick of it though. The number of innocent people who seemed to get caught in the cross fire was pretty shocking, and I didn’t appreciate all the religious stuff that was in there. I got to the point where I really just did not care what happened at all, and I really struggled to finish this.

The ending to this made it clear that there will be more books in this series, but I really don’t think I can stomach Arena for another book or more.

4 out of 10

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