Book Review: A Chance for Charity by S.L. Baum
A nice read. Probably Young Adult or New Adult, but I like those kinds of books, partly because I like ‘clean’ romances that don’t go into endless detail about sexual encounters.
This is the story of a woman who, years earlier, learned she was practically immortal and had powers other people don’t. A familiar theme in books of this kind. By the end of the book I thought the author had gone a bit over the top with too many super powers that various characters posses. There are vampires,shapeshifters, etc. But those characters come in at the very end so if you don’t care for a plethora of paranormal characters, don’t worry, there aren’t too many of them, they don’t come into play until almost the end, and they are likable.
The thing that I thought raised this book above others that are similar was Charity’s love interest, a very human male who is mortal and, therefore, has a shorter life span than Charity herself, though the author deals with that problem rather neatly. I didn’t care for the somewhat contrived connection that brought them together but it didn’t distract from the story so I’m okay with it. The story moves at a good pace and is readable, things I like when I’m sitting down to enjoy a couple hours visiting the world of fiction.
The book was edited and formatted in a decent manner. Nothing took me out of the story. Thank you S. L. Baum for taking the time to do your job right!
And I’ve decided against stars unless the review is going up on Amazon or elsewhere that stars are required and then I’ll only do stars if I can’t avoid them. So no stars for this book from me but that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I did.