Friday, May 24, 2013

Mother's Curse
Author: Thaddeus Nowak
Release date: February 14th 2012
Publisher:  Mountain Pass Publishing LLC 
Series: Heirs of Cothel Series #1
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository
Add to your library: Goodreads

Sword Woman, Princess, ... Cursed Witch

Tradition holds that a mother who commits a mortal sin against the gods will be cursed with a daughter born a witch. Stephenie, the youngest princess of Cothel is just such a curse.

Hostage to her mother's will while her father and older brother fight a war two countries away, Stephenie must overcome her mother's plots if she is to save her father, brother, and the many soldiers she trained with.

Fearful of her mother's growing traitorous behavior, Stephenie must escape Antar Castle. But to do so, she might have to rely upon her hidden powers, risking others discovering she is a witch...a risk that would most certainly result in her death by burning.

With the help of a select group of soldiers and an unexpected ally, she just might survive. (via Goodreads)

I know I signed up for this review. I know it's my responsibility to post a review then. So here it is. I've been trying to get along with the story for days-weeks already. I've been reading, okay. But the thing is, I just don't feel like going along with it anymore. I've only read 14% of the book. Why? I just feel like it's too slow-paced for me. I tried, okay. I tried. I had a hard time getting into the story. That when I reached that 14% mark, I have to give up because I just can't. 

The synopsis sounds so good. I wouldn't sign-up for this if I wasn't interested. I was so interested, folks. But my curiosity didn't get the better out of me this time. Usually, even if the pacing was slow, my curiosity will win and I'll continue and find out the whole story. But it didn't happen now! It was also in 3rd-person POV. I'm not a big fan of 3rd-person POVs. It would have been a big help if I was seeing the world from Stephenie's POV. So at least, I can relate to one of the characters.

Another thing is the fact that, with the 14% that I've read, I've never read anything magical. Sure, Stephenie said that she's a witch. But nothing happened that magical yet. And I was growing impatient. So. Impatient. Not even the smallest magic or anything!

Even if I gave up Mother's Curse now, maybe in the future, I'll continue to read it. Given that this is the first time I dropped a book I'm reading.

I know this sounds cliche but it's not the book. Not the book. It's me, okay? It's my preferences. And I honestly don't like it when I feel like it is too slow-paced. 

Still, I encourage everyone to read this. It's actually written descriptively. It wasn't bad. I actually believe that some people will like it because the world-building within that 14% is quite extravagant. Too extravagant for me but maybe not for you. AND. A lot of people who have reviewed this seemed to like it. So, it's just really me.

I received this eBook as part of the blog tour.


Yeah, it's always difficult when you sign up for a tour or something for a book that seems great, with an interesting premise, and then, you just can't seem to get into it all...

I hope your next reads will be awesome!



Hi Nina, I appreciate the attempt to finish it. I know not all books and writing styles are for everyone; perhaps I might win you over with a series in the future.

Thaddeus (Ted)


That's okay, Nina. Thank you for giving it a try, and happy reading moving forward <3


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