4 stars: Review of RHAPSODY by Lauren Rico

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The Rundown

If you’re a reader that rarely tackles thrilling novels such as this, Rhapsody could bring out a different, yet pleasant, experience to read through. Book two from the Reverie series contained a variety of POVs from the characters and a somewhat dark plot that allows the readers to grasp the entirety of the novel.

The novel, which was expected to be a romance, turned out to be much more. Dark pasts with the yearning for something good to come through. It’s impressive how Rico was able to put such diverse scenes into words and scare the reader a tad bit with built-up suspense and fear with what Jeremy, the antagonist, could and would do next.

The other main characters in the novel were widely portrayed in the form of their POVs, which brought the whole book to life. It was astonishing to read about more than just the two basic POVs most novels have. Although the multiple POVs in the story brought variety, it may also bring confusion to the readers as the book started off with a pair of characters  entirely different set from those mentioned in the synopsis. This was understandable if this book is was read right after book one in the series.

The novel included the hidden darkness but also added a bit of light in the music industry that the characters revolve around, and a bit of hope for them to look forward to. It brought out a right amount of suspense and slight jolt with the right portion of romance.

The Recommendation

A novel filled with music, hope, romance, and a hidden darkness that could leave you in anticipation of what could happen next.

Those who enjoy romance with a touch of thrilling psychopath tactics from the antagonist, this book could be an excellent read for you. Otherwise, should be avoided by those who enjoy light-hearted romance novels.

The Rating Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars

4 Stars (out of 5): Recommended. For the right audience, this book is a great read. It can hold its own against any traditionally published novel in its genre.

The Pros & Cons

Pros: Believable, Characterization, Emotional, Page Turner, Plot
Cons: Character Developement, Extreme Violence

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