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Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review: Hazed and Chained

Welcome everyone to another big week on the Writer's Revolution. I am your host, the author of The Phoenix Blade, Andrew Hess. Today we will be reviewing Hazed and Chained by Raine Storm

Walking home from Cheerleading practice Stephanie never could have known what was coming next. Abducted and tortured at the hands of a sadistic man wanting revenge for the hazing of his only daughter, Stephanie fights to survive, hoping to make it out alive and in time for Prom, her heart being her only key to survival. Can she force herself to love someone so dark and twisted or will she become his prey?

Rated 2 out of 5


I normally do not review anything that falls below three stars, but found this book to be an exception. At the beginning of the book, you knew what you were getting. A young girl was kidnapped and tortured at the hands of a sadistic man seeking retribution for the hazing of his daughter. It started out as a quick read and remained so throughout the book. That was the good part. As you continue reading the story, you find many of the chapters to be a bit repetitive. From a technical standpoint, I was bothered by the constant use of the words girth and sex to describe someone's body parts as there are more creative ways to get the point across. I also was not a fan of how everything was written in the present tense even when describing events of the past making them seem like they were happening at that moment instead of the character thinking about it. Finally I reached the end of the book to find  twist ending that changes the whole plot of the book. I am typically a fan of plot twists or twist endings, but found this one to be poorly chosen as it was left without any real explanation. I was deeply disappointed by the book and think the author could have done a much better job with the story if the technical errors were fixed and prepared the reader for a twist ending.

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