River Rule by Ameeta Davis – Book Review

River Rule

BY: AMEETA DAVIS

Synopsis:

The jungle is closing in.
First it sends a welcoming party of parakeets.
Next, a garland of disembodied chicken parts.
Finally the tribesmen and their spears arrive demanding human trades of Avi and Una, the property developer’s firstborn grandchildren.
Twice before, the jungle tried to take Una when she took risks.
Twice Avi foiled their attempts.
This time he’s not there — yet she can feel him somewhere near.

River Rule is a dark, urban fantasy, which pivots precariously on the friendship between a boy and girl from different cultural
backgrounds. It deals with deceit and treachery, but it shows that, even when familial unconditional love is withdrawn, strength and kindness can be found elsewhere – even in a jungle.

Book Review:

The blurb of River Rule is quite intriguing and promised to be an interesting read. The book started well and managed to intrigue for a couple of pages. However, after a certain point of time the story lost its track. To make the book interesting, the author seemed to add some confusing twists that made it a bit complex. The plot seemed unique but the execution somehow didn’t match it.

The character development is also not done well. The author could have devoted some more pages to build the characters. The narration style is lucid and nice.

The cover of the book is very simple and doesn’t seem appealing enough to catch the attention of prospective readers with a glance. It could have been better. The title is catchy and apt.

Overall, River Rule is an okay kind of read which might interest the thriller lovers. For me, it was an average read.

 

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