Published April 2016
The Paladin #1
I want to start by saying congrats to JM Storin for publishing a book. I cannot imagine the hardship and trials that she must have endured and pushed through in order to make an idea from her mind, put into existence. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Storin this year at BookCon, which was great since we have been Instagram friends since I had joined the bookstagram community.
With that being said, I have thought about writing/not writing this review for several days. The truth of the matter is: I didn’t like The Paladin. And I didn’t want to write a review on it because I really, really liked the author. I tossed this idea around in my head of finishing the book, putting it back on my shelf, and that being the end of the experience. But, I finally came to the conclusion that it wasn’t fair to me to not express an opinion just because I wanted to protect someone else’s feelings. I cannot imagine the tough skin it takes to write a book and read critical reviews about your brain child, but, at the end of the day, you are inviting both good and bad reviews by writing a book. It is the circle of publishing, and at times, it is going to be rough. I am not going to be mean; I just want to express why this book didn’t work for ME.