Title: Serpent Rising
Author: Victor Acquista
Release Date: August 6th, 2020
Page Count: 306
Start Date: September 27th, 2022
Finish Date: October 9th, 2022
Story: I wasn’t really into this book at first. I was really putting serious consideration into setting it down. Maybe even giving my copies of this and the sequel to my mom. Something told me to keep trying. I wound up buying the audiobook and giving it an open and honest second chance. I’m glad I did. This is a very unique and twisted story. Just when you think things are calming down, BAM! It’s all move move move again! I can’t wait to dive into the second book! I wound up getting it in audiobook as well.
Characters: Serena is a very complex character. I mean at times it seems she’s kind of a damsel in distress. Then other times she’s a take no ish kind of girl. Bryson is her best friend. He’s a genius computer hacker with an eidetic memory. These two make such a great team! I love the dynamic between the two of them.
Critiques: There were parts that were rushed and other parts that jumped a little too much for my liking.
Narration: The narration itself was really great. It was really obvious that the narrator really got into the story. The only issue I really had was the hollow sound. I know that there really shouldn’t be any background noise in audiobooks, but sometimes I think that narrators take a bit too much noise away. It just gave a creepy factor for me. Maybe that was done on purpose. Who knows?
Final Thoughts: This was a real lesson to me. Give a book a couple of chapters before making a final decision. It may be a really great book that you’re throwing to the side. Some books just have slow starts. And that’s okay. I wouldn’t say this is at the top of my favorites list. I would read it again though.